Doing Business in Israel
One of the most important developing economies today, Israel has more tech start-ups and venture-capital funding per head of population than anywhere—even the United States, according to a CNBC news article. During the Rutgers University–New Brunswick Winter Session course, Doing Business in Israel, students will not only learn about Israel's entrepreneurial ecosystem, but they will also be a part of it.
This unique course begins in the classroom, at Rutgers–New Brunswick, where students will meet in person on two dates, January 2 and January 16, 2019, to learn about as well as conduct a post-trip reflection on the social, economic, and political environment in Israel, and its local and global impact. Students will then spend eleven days (January 3 - 13) in Israel interacting with business people, entrepreneurs, university faculty, funders and numerous other participants in the myriad of the country's entrepreneurial ecosystems. The itinerary is packed with visits to start-ups and global high-tech companies, meetings with innovation leaders, and trips to Israeli colleges and other cultural areas of interest.
According to course instructor Gary Minkoff, aerospace, artificial intelligence, biometrics, cyber security, clean technology, medicine, pharmaceutical engineering, real estate development, Internet of Things (IOT), robotics, assistive/adaptive technologies for people with disabilities, social impact, and venture investment Israeli-style are among the many industries/areas of discovery we expect to learn about. This course aims to plant many seeds for potential collaborations between Rutgers students and Israeli entrepreneurs and innovators.
In addition to tuition, the trip fee is $2,150, which includes virtually everything except for the airfare (students may have frequent flyer miles they can use, so we didn't want to constrain those possibilities). Rutgers Business School students may qualify for a scholarship to help offset this fee. Students from other Rutgers schools may have similar funding available.
Students who are interested in taking the course must fill out a brief survey. Those who are accepted into the class will be granted a special permission number to register.
For further information/special permission contact:
Alfred Blake: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Minkoff: email@example.com