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Omer Zelka, CEO of Elastimed, interviewed on Start-Up Stadium

The Trendlines Group Trendletter October 2017 - Trendlines

Creating & Developing Companies To Improve the Human Condition<p>THE TRENDLINES GROUP TRENDLETTER | OCTOBER 2017<p><i>… 4 companies raise $7 million … Signed</i> …


Singapore, Nordic countries outrank US in achieving UN health goals

<b>(CNN) —</b> Are nations around the globe on track to meet health-related sustainable development goals for the year 2030? A new analysis finds outstanding achievements -- but a great deal of work still needed -- before the goals can be reached<p>This is based on measurements of 37 of 50 health-related …


Israel: Strong Economy Under Allocated By Major Indices

TOM BUTCHER: I'm here with Steven Schoenfeld, Founder of BlueStar Indexes, to talk about Israel. Steven, thanks so much for joining me.<p>STEVEN …

5 VCs Share The Worst Ways Founders Botch Their Pitches

From offensive lingo to off-base metrics, investors have heard it all.<p>Here’s a riddle: What takes a tenth of a second to occur and can make or break your startup? No, it’s not the computation performed by your tech product’s proprietary algorithm. It’s a first impression, and the Princeton …

$823m flowed into Israeli life sciences in the past year

Israeli life-sciences companies raised $6.7 billion on NASDAQ over the last decade; some 1,350 life-sciences companies currently are active in Israel.


The Art of the Pitch

<i>Vitaly M. Golomb leads global investments at HP Tech Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Silicon Valley’s original startup and is the author of Accelerated Startup, a book about ramping up your business. Below is a fascinating excerpt from the book about Golomb’s favorite thing: pitching.</i><p>If …


<i>Editor’s note: News of our 10-year anniversary appeared in Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance, TheStreet, and numerous media outlets.</i><p>10 Years by the …


Israeli gov't to fund medical cannabis research

The Ministries of Agriculture and Health will provide NIS 8 million in funding for 13 medical cannabis studies.

The Trendlines Group Trendletter January 2017 - Trendlines

Creating & Developing Companies To Improve the Human Condition<p>THE TRENDLINES GROUP TRENDLETTER | JANUARY 2017<p>… <i>Investment and S$2.2 million grant for</i> …

Medical Technology

Israel Innovation Authority calls for more tech labs

New program will encourage corporations to set up innovation labs, to foster startups and get government benefits


Incredible rooftop farm takes over Israel’s oldest mall to grow thousands of organic vegetables

An amazing farm has sprouted in an unlikely place—the rooftop of Israel’s oldest mall in the heart of Tel Aviv. Hidden between high-rises, “Green in …


The Trendlines Group Trendletter December 2016 - Trendlines

Creating & Developing Companies To Improve the Human Condition<p>THE TRENDLINES GROUP TRENDLETTER | DECEMBER 2016<p>… <i>ApiFix and Gordian Surgical complete</i> …

Boca Raton

Monsanto announces formation, 1st meeting of Carbon-Neutral Collaborative

To highlight the role modern agriculture can play in mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Monsanto announced the formation and first meeting of …


Honestly, it’s fine!

Tight-lipped, frosty and fake, the passive-aggressive person never quite takes the blame. Is this always a bad thing?<i>By Rebecca Roache</i>Read at Aeon

Anger Management

The 12 Most Important Health Innovations Of The Year

These are the Best Of What's New<p><i>Read about the other Best of What’s New winners from the November/December 2016 issue</i> of Popular Science.

How to Get a ‘Yes’ From a Venture Capitalist

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Israeli high-tech reels in $1.19 billion in Q3/2016

Israeli high-tech is celebrating a very successful third quarter as companies raised a total of $1.19 billion between July and September 2016, the …

Singapore likely to become a world leader in healthcare innovation

While Singapore's aging population increases demand for healthcare services, the country aims to mitigate the shortage of healthcare professionals by …


Bugs — it’s what’s for dinner: Why edible insects’ time may have finally come

Until recently the suggestion of eating insects was met with nothing but crickets — here’s why that’s changing<p>In a 2012 episode of "The Simpsons," an iron deficiency prompted Lisa Simpson to supplement her vegetarian diet with grasshoppers, but giant taunting insects infiltrated her dreams and put …

Execs from Facebook, Google, and Microsoft explain why they use Israel for their R&D

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Intel are among more than 300 multinationals that have opened up research-and-development facilities in the country, which is home to just 9 million people.<p>But what is it that makes Israel such a hotbed of innovation? Executives from each of the aforementioned US …


"Globes" names Israel's 16 most promising startups

In addition to startup of the year WalkMe, Globes has named three startups each in big data, med-tech, Internet, transport and cyber security.

5 of the Best Cities in the World to Run Your Startup

While Google engineers are living in their parking lot at work, the rest of the world is stepping up its startup game.


High-Tech Tagging Comes to the Ranch

Cowboys are adding algorithms to their saddle bags.<p>Drugmakers, startups and cattlemen are betting that sensors and data-sifting software can help keep cattle in Western U.S. feedlots healthier than cowboys can alone. New tags clipped to animals’ ears aim to monitor movement and feeding patterns for …


Breakthrough Gene Tool Attracts Investors Amid Patent Dispute

Last month, Bayer AG opened the doors on a $335 million joint venture with Crispr Therapeutics to develop therapies using a new gene-editing tool. Later this year, rival Editas Medicine Inc. will move into larger digs as it, too, races ahead with a $200 million-plus effort to leverage the …

Genetic Engineering

Seth's Blog

<i>Not only has it not gone away, it's gotten a lot worse. Last week I got a template from a conference organizer. It seems they want every single</i> …

Public Speaking

The Trendlines Group Trendletter August 2016 - Trendlines

Creating & Developing Companies To Improve the Human Condition<p>THE TRENDLINES GROUP TRENDLETTER | AUGUST 2016<p><i>… Vensica raises $500,000 … Welcome</i> …


Speakers Need To Learn To Put More Of Themselves Into Each Speech

The more of you that there is in a speech, the more your audience will get out of itImage Credit: Erin PettigrewAs speakers we understand the …

Public Speaking

The Importance of Investor Updates

Sometimes being an angel investor reminds me of dating. Initially, the entrepreneur is all chatty — emailing, calling and texting me. There’s all …