An Invitation to Connect

Date: May 27, 2011
By: Joel Lazer, FCPA, FCA, CIRP

In October 2010 I wrote about Israel and Start-Up Nation, Dan Senor and Saul Singer’s book about the personality of Israel and why Israelis are so successful entrepreneurially.  It is a highly recommended read.

You have the opportunity to meet one of the authors in October 2011 when the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg’s mission to Israel has on its itinerary a meeting with Mr. Singer.  If you have already read Start-Up Nation, you will appreciate the value of this opportunity.

The Federation trip will leave Winnipeg on October 28th and return November 12th.  The trip will include various historical, religious and cultural sites which make the trip awesome from the get-go.  This particular trip will include a commercial component to make it even more valuable to business people.  In addition to Mr. Singer, we will be addressed by Abe Finkelstein of Vintage Venture Partners.  We will visit the Intel Chip making Hi-Tech Fab.   We will also visit Better Place and see their electric vehicle demonstration, and meet Dalia Rabin, its founder.  (I understand Better Place has recently signed a contract with the Province of Ontario.)

The commercial portion of the general itinerary is rounded out with a couple of additional speakers.  And if this isn’t enough business for you, Federation, in conjunction with Lazer Grant, is also arranging specific business connections for entrepreneurs wishing to make specific contacts and meetings.

The religious and cultural portions will include visits to the Old City of Jerusalem where, all within a few hundred meters of each other, are the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.  We will visit Yad Vashem which is the Israeli Holocaust museum, the Knesset which is the Israeli parliament, and Yad Lakashish which is a facility which makes elder persons’ lives meaningful.  We will go to Masada and then to the Dead Sea for a float.  The itinerary is packed and no doubt I have missed some things.  The trip ends with a couple of days’ relaxation in Eilat, a seaside resort in the south of Israel.

I sincerely hope you are able to join us.  Space is limited so please do not wait too long to register.  For your convenience we have posted the latest itinerary and a registration form on our website,  Let me know if you have any questions.  We would love to have you on board.

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