February 15, 2012

Israel Delegation Participates in Georgia Logistics Summit

Israel was well represented at the 4th Georgia Logistics Summit last week in Atlanta.   Participating Israeli companies included Tefen-based StePac, developer of  a comprehensive program for monitoring produce freshness and quality as it travels through all links in the cold supply chain; Migdal Ha’Emek-based Haama Ltd, manufacturer of an environmentally friendly insulation material; and Kibbutz Revivim-based Raviv ACS Ltd, a developer and […]
February 14, 2012

Charleston Seminar Exposes Israel Government Purchasing Opportunities

Boeing presents at January 31st seminar Sixty participants from 32 South Carolina companies learned about selling to Israel’s Ministry of Defense at the January 31st seminar at SCRA in Charleston.  Organized by the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, SE Region, the event featured a briefing by the Ministry’s procurement team based at their New York mission and included presentations by six […]
February 14, 2012

IDEA Bio-Medical Launches into the US Market

AICC Credited with Introduction to MUSC Rehovot-based IDEA Bio-Medical and Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) announced that they have completed the sale of IDEA Bio’s Hermes WiScan® system to MUSC’s Center for Drug Discovery.  “This sale marks IDEA Bio-Medical’s official entry into the US market,” said Ilan Friedman, Manager of Global Sales and Distribution Channels at IDEA Bio-Medical. […]
February 14, 2012

Georgia Companies Partner with Israeli Carpet Company

Bentley Prince Street, a division of Atlanta-based Interface, has partnered with Calhoun, Georgia-based Kane Carpet and Rishon LeZion-based Carmel Carpets to launch of its newest broadloom offering, the Global Vistas Collection.   The new line of luxury carpets is comprised of premium, 100% solution-dyed twisted and heat set nylon, skillfully woven  with construction that also features an odor-free synthetic backing, […]
February 14, 2012

AICC Member a2b Announces relationship with kigo footwear

GREENSBORO, GA. – a2b Fulfillment, a third-party logistics provider with a specialty in value-added services, announces a relationship with kigo footwear (http://www.kigofootwear.com). a2b now provides outsourced support for inventory management and fulfillment,for the kigo footwear line of minimalist footwear. kigo’s decision to outsource the fulfillment function follows a classic start-up evolution.  As the company grew, fulfillment became more complicated.  Shipping […]
February 1, 2012

AICC Member ooVoo in Forbes: How OoVoo Became Teenagers’ Favorite Way To Video Chat

How OoVoo Became Teenagers’ Favorite Way To Video Chat Elizabeth Woyke, Forbes Staff, 2/1/2012 Izzie De Luca owns a BlackBerry, iPad and MacBook, is active on Facebook and has AIM and iChat accounts. But when the 14-year-old New Yorker wants to connect with her friends, she often turns to ooVoo. The eighth grader says she spends up to two hours a […]
January 17, 2012

Energy Management

Ariel-based developer of software systems that enable water utilities to save on energy costs by optimally scheduling their pump systems.  Can yield energy cost savings in the range of 10-20% depending on the particular water system structure, water storage capacity, etc.  Finds the desired optimal least cost solution by means of an advanced algorithm which combines field experience, hydraulics, and […]
January 17, 2012

Air Sensors

Emek Hefer-based developer of a very affordable air sensor network system using a combination of nanotechnology and solid state electronics, WiFi, Cloud database analysis & reporting coupled with patented pattern match algorithms and air quality analysis heuristics.   The result is a very simple “No Maintenance” plug and play, briefcase size device that can be installed in homes, factories, hospitals, power […]
January 17, 2012

Global Nursery

Moshav Nehalim-based global nursery corporation specializes in the production and sales of vegetables and herbs, seedlings and young plants, for the professional and hobby markets.  As a world leader in advanced horticultural nurseries, company is constantly developing unique technologies and production protocols in vegetable transplants.  Already established a global nurseries network of 5 sites in Israel and 5 joint venture […]
January 17, 2012

Mobile Workplace

Tel-Aviv-based developer of a cloud-based solution that enables corporate users to leverage their privately owned smartphone and tablet devices for work at an extremely affordable monthly fee.  IT professionals get a set of tools for managing mobility, and can rest assured that corporate data is protected at all times, while business users enjoy the simplicity and native user experience they […]
January 17, 2012

Economic News from Israel

Tel Aviv-based Gazit-Globe’s US subsidiary, Equity One, has sold 36 shopping centers in the Southeast to Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII for $473.1 million with most of them in Atlanta, Tampa, Orlando, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and Maryland.  However, the company continues to own 1 center in Alabama, 27 in Georgia, 1 in Mississippi, 11 in North Carolina, […]
January 17, 2012

From the Leadership

On the heels of another successful year, we are busy with ambitious plans for 2012. All of our committees are planning educational programs, matchmaker events, and assisting Israeli companies.  These activities present great opportunities for involvement by enriching your knowledge and building networks in both the Southeast and Israel.  On the calendar are a Defense / Homeland Security seminar in […]
January 17, 2012

AICC Organizes Financial Technology Matchmaker Event

Fifteen of Israel’s most innovative companies offering financial technology solutions are expected to visit Atlanta next month for a 2-day matchmaker event that will expose them to many of the leading US companies in the emerging field known as FinTech.  Organized by AICC’s Software Committee, the US-Israel FinTech Business Exchange is designed to offer the Israeli companies the opportunity to […]
January 17, 2012

VisionMap Establishes South Carolina Subsidiary

Tel Aviv-based VisionMap Ltd has established a US subsidiary in Myrtle Beach South Carolina to provide sales, training, support and professional services in North and South America for their 3D aerial photo products systems. VisionMap LLC was formed to provide local services for the growing community of VisionMap’s systems users, and is led by a team of seasoned executives, expert […]
January 17, 2012

BIRD to Invest $8.1 Million in Nine New Projects

During its meeting in Tel Aviv last month, the Board of Governors of the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation, approved $8.1 million of funding for nine new projects between Israeli and American companies.  In addition to the grants from BIRD, the projects will access private sector funding, boosting the total value of all projects  to $22 million. […]
January 17, 2012

Active Implants Raises $10 Million

Memphis-based Active Implants Corporation, with its R&D Center in Netanya, has raised $10 million from its current investors in its third financing round. The Orthopedics start-up company, which has raised $25 million to date, has two products—the TriboFit Buffer hip implant, which has already been placed in 1,200 patients in Europe; and the NUsurface meniscus implant, a shock absorbing cushion […]
December 23, 2011

Visit the Israel Cloud Website!

IGT Cloud Computing – The New IT Economy The Israeli Cloud organization (+1,450 members), provides frameworks for knowledge sharing and networking about business and technology challenges in the Cloud world. We have professional forums and events, seminars and business networking. It is also a great place to meet excellent people. You can review our ongoing activities in: http://www.meetup.com/IGTCloud/ Our members: […]
December 22, 2011

AJT: Event to showcase Israeli app innovations

December 13, 2011

From the Leadership

Among our strategies to generate Southeast-Israel business relationships, perhaps none is more important than organizing and  supporting business missions to Israel.   This past month, we were deeply involved with delegations from both Georgia and South Carolina, two of the six states in our region. Led by Chris Cummiskey, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Georgia delegation had […]
December 13, 2011

Economic News from Israel

Apple is in talks to acquire its first Israeli company, Herzliya-based flash storage solutions provider Anobit for $400-500 million.  Apple reportedly wants to increase the data storage capacity of its iPads and iPhones, and will probably keep most of Anobit’s staff in Israel. Greenberg Traurig will open an office in Tel Aviv next month, the law firm’s 34th office worldwide and […]