At an event I attended this week, I learned that an overseas company chose Akron, Ohio, over Philadelphia for its U.S. operations.
While I’m sure Akron is quite nice, it was still a little shocking to hear than news.
A little background: The topic of this week’s Jewish Business Network Power Lunch was “High Tech Investing in Israel: The Bridge Between Philadelphia and Israel.” Moderated by Les Spero, co-founder and chairman of The Neat Company, the panelists were: Boris Kalandar, co-founder of MentorTech Ventures, James Kleinburd, president and founder of Dotan Technologies, Jonathan Klahr, managing director with Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC and David Gitlin, a shareholder at the Greenberg Traurig LLP law firm.
The discussion centered on attracting companies from Israel (aka “startup nation”) to Philadelphia. Read more about this story at PBJ.com
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