At a breakfast on February 12th, almost 50 members welcomed the Israeli start ups from the Microsoft Accelerator in Herzliya participating for the next month in the Flashpoint “start up engineering” program at Georgia Tech in Atlanta: TeleSofia Medical is a Tel Aviv-based developer of a platform that automatically creates personalized medical videos to increase patient understanding and reduce health care costs. PhysiHome is a Herzliya-based developer of a solution that facilitates interactive physical therapy at home, using modern 3D gaming technology. They were joined by Ra’anana-based Applango, developer of an SaaS management solution that enables CIOs and IT leaders to maximize their cloud investment and facilitate users’ SaaS consumption.
AICC has arranged home hospitality for the visiting Israeli executives while they are in Atlanta, and is facilitating introductions to potential customers as part of the Start Up Engineering curriculum. Technion is partnering with Microsoft in Israel and Georgia Tech and the Chamber in Atlanta to give Israeli entrepreneurs a head start and grounding in the US market. With the anticipated success of this pilot, the partners are making plans to expand the program with corporate and philanthropic support to enable more Israeli start ups to participate in the coming years.