August 13, 2013

South Carolina to be Featured at Globes Israel Business Conference

Centerpiece for December Mission  Based on the well-deserved successful reputation of the South Carolina-Israel Collaboration, Israel’s most important business media company, Globes, has selected South Carolina as the only US state to be featured at their acclaimed Israel Business Conference this year to be held in Tel Aviv, December 7-9.  Last year’s Globes Conference attracted over 3,000 participants including Israel’s […]
August 13, 2013

AICC’s 17th Annual Professional Seminar Set for August 20th

While economic uncertainty and geopolitical issues present ongoing challenges, US-srael business continues to flourish, and the Southeast retains its position as one of the top centers in North America for this economic activity.  Buoyed by its high tech sector, the Israeli economy has grown in strength, and the United States is a key beneficiary.  Trends related to this phenomenon will […]
August 12, 2013

Member Attorney Builds Clientele and Promotes Chamber in Israel

Alan Minsk, leader of Arnall Golden Gregory’s Food and Drug practice, will travel to Israel in November, his third trip there this year.  He has been visiting Israel for a number of years to attend ILSI-Biomed, the annual Israel life sciences conference in Tel Aviv, to develop business contacts and to share his knowledge of the FDA with early-stage life […]
August 12, 2013

Poultry Syringe

Rehovot-based developer of a semi-automatic syringe, reusable device that is accurate, conveniently maintainable and easy to operate.  Improves performance and measurable value by avoiding waste of the drug and streamlining the vaccine work process to more than 3,000 poultry, vaccinated accurately with the needed dose per one hour due to its ergonomic design, enabling ease of use.  Seeking investor /strategic […]
August 12, 2013

Review Generation

Tel-Aviv based developer of a platform that increases the number of reviews stores generate, making it easy for retailers to share those reviews on Facebook and Twitter to drive traffic and increase sales.  #1 app on Shopify, a “Staff Picks” extension on Magento, and popular on every major e-commerce platform.  Seeking introductions to e-commerce sites.
August 12, 2013

Diagnostic Kits

Jerusalem-based developer of novel diagnostic and therapeutic solutions including diagnostic kits for a variety of diseases with current focus on the early detection of Graft-versus-Host-Disease (GVHD).  The diagnostic kit for GVHD provides a faster, less expensive, and more reliable tool than anything currently on the market.  Seeking introductions to pharma companies with distribution, partners for clinical trials, and investment.
August 12, 2013

From the Leadership

Welcome to the August edition of AICCSE’s newsletter.  It is wonderful to have the opportunity to build on the strong foundation and great work done by the Chamber over the course of the past 2+ decades.  At the same time, all of us no doubt recognize the immense changes that take place in the world and in our personal lives […]
August 7, 2013

Economic News from Israel

Citi is establishing its first accelerator in Israel for start-ups in the financial technology sector.  Based in Tel Aviv, the program will last four months during which start-ups will have access to Citi’s activities and know-how, and will get to meet senior executives worldwide. Ra’anana-based Amdocs has reported robust growth in Q3 with revenue rising 4% to $841.3 million and net […]
July 11, 2013

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June 28, 2013

Southeast Life Science Delegation

Built around two outstanding Israeli Health-focused conferences in Tel Aviv—IATI Biomed and MedInIsrael—the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, SE Region organized a delegation from the Southeast to Israel in June.   Led by Chamber Vice President Guy Tessler, the group members promoted their own firms, the Southeast, and AICC. Members from Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee participated.  They included Caroline Young (Nashville Health […]
June 28, 2013

Cancer Diagnostics

Tel Aviv-based developer of technologies for detecting cervical cancer using a smartphone. The solution is based on an optical coherence tomography (OCT) platform that can provide a scalable solution to the need for non-invasive screening and diagnostics.  Seeking introductions to investors (angels and corporate venture arms) interested in early stage cancer screening technologies, as well as research institutes that would be […]
June 28, 2013

Diabetes Management

Ramat Gan-based developer of a smartphone-based glucose monitoring system.  The user can easily use a smartphone for performing blood glucose measurements, share the results with caregivers, get Insulin recommendations, log in sport activities and food, connect to a data repository, and become part of a diabetics community. Seeking exposure to diabetes physicians, clinics, and patients.
June 28, 2013

Engagement Platform

Kfar Saba-based developer of a platform to drive positive community social change by fostering long-term relationships between businesses, individuals and social organizations.  The first implementation is promotion of fitness with members using their own mobile applications or devices to monitor and report their physical activity to the platform.  In turn, the platform will convert the level of activity reported (e.g. […]
June 28, 2013

Remote Learning

Lod-based developer of fully automatic, Cloud-based solutions for dynamic creation and management of multimedia knowledge bases and their synchronous (LIVE) and asynchronous (VOD) distribution.  Includes a powerful, in-depth review and research tools, and the powerful platform enables lecture capture, online lessons, live videoconference, Telepresence, video research, etc.   Seeking introductions to potential clients in higher education, government, military, municipalities, and corporations.
June 26, 2013

Economic News from Israel

Google has acquired Ra’anana-based Waze for $1.3 billion. The acquisition of the Israeli navigation app and traffic reports start-up will be completed after months of reports that Waze would be sold to either Google or Facebook. The company has almost 50 million users. Cisco has opened an innovation center in Israel along with Pelephone to develop and deploy a radio […]
June 25, 2013

AICC Elects New Leadership

The American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region has elected its officers and board members for 2013-2014. Joel Neuman (The Coca-Cola Company) has been elected as chairman of the organization.  Other elected officers include Ben Fink (Berman Fink Van Horn) as chairman-elect; Jonathan Zucker (The InterTech Group) as vice chairman; Tal Cohen (My Seed Tech) as vice chairman; Jonathan Minnen (Smith […]
June 25, 2013

AICC Selects New President

Atlanta native Shai Robkin has been selected to succeed Tom Glaser as president of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region.   Robkin will assume the position on August 1st, and Glaser will stay on in a consulting capacity to ensure a smooth transition through September when he will begin his retirement after almost 22 years of service to AICC. “Our […]
June 25, 2013

BIRD Foundation Awards Grants for two Southeast-Israel Projects

During its meeting on June 5, 2013, the Board of Governors of the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation, approved $10.95 million in funding for fourteen new projects between Israeli and American companies.  Of these, two involve joint venture R&D between Southeast companies and Israeli partners: Ashkelon-based Curapipe and Spartanburg, South Carolina-based Milliken will develop a leakage cure […]
June 25, 2013

From the Leadership

You are seeing a new “look” in this column, and you can expect a different one in next month’s newsletter as well.  Of course, this is because Lorin Coles has finished his 2-year tenure as AICC Chairman, and as of August, Shai Robkin will be our new President. We all owe a debt of gratitude to Lorin for leading our […]
June 10, 2013

CTD to Distribute Surf’s Videoconferencing Solution

Greenville, South Carolina-based Computer Telephony Distributing and Yokneam-based Surf Communication Solutions have announced that CTD will distribute SURF’s Orion-MCU enterprise video conferencing solution all over North America.  Orion-MCU is a voice and video conferencing bridge that addresses the large and growing market of enterprise video conferencing solutions, extending the reach of video conferencing to every organization, including small and medium size […]