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“I thought I could do it better”

Israeli entrepreneur Yossi Gross holds 567 patents, founded 27 companies and is now CTO of a VC that’s seeding 15 portfolio start-ups. Growing up on a cooperative farm in central Israel, Yossi Gross did his share of work in the …

Fortune teller for your heart

An Israeli doctor has developed a technique that can look into your future and tell you if there’s a heart attack lurking there. Dr. Michael Shechter has treated Hollywood stars, tycoons and Israeli prime ministers. Using a pressurized cuff rather …

Milk, honey and high-tech

Many talented individuals contributed to Israel’s emergence as a high-tech hub second only to Silicon Valley. But if you had to name names, Ed Mlavsky’s might top the list. Using an innate ability he describes as “instinct tinged with chutzpah,” …

Time to reboot the planet

Acutely aware of the perils of global warming and what’s at stake, Tal Ronen has found a way to make corporate powers healthy, strong and environmentally sound. After watching the Al Gore movie on global warming, Israeli-American business coach and …

From sheep dairies to shops

It’s not always easy, but Israeli Chagit Rubinstein is determined to help Bedouin women living in the Negev raise their standards of living with a microfinance fund.   A Bedouin woman who wants to start a sheep dairy has just …

From the catwalk to MTV

From the catwalk to MTV

Israeli Amiram Eini made his name as a top international model, now he intends to make it big as a musician with his band, Amiram Inc.     After a successful career in modeling, 35-year-old Israeli-Norweigan Amiram Eini decided he …

Israeli soprano reaches new heights in Cardiff

Born into a musical family, it’s no surprise that Israeli singer Claire Meghnagi is now a rising star on the international classical opera scene. For acclaimed Israeli soprano Claire Meghnagi, performing in a competition was a sort of anathema. So …

The Israeli miner, who sifts through data

Israeli researcher Ronen Feldman has already sold one text mining company to Reuters for $47 million. Now he’s working on his next one. He built and sold his first company, the text analytics firm ClearForest, for a cool $25 million …

Israel’s queen of the underground

Israel’s queen of the underground

Israeli singer Hadar Manor has gone from busking in London Tube stations, earning her the title Queen of the Underground, to gigs across Europe. A new CD is now out. Grinding spices for homemade chai at 4 a.m., Hadar Manor …

Omar Avital plants Israeli roots in NYC jazz scene

Israeli-American jazz musician Omar Avital is introducing American audiences to the rich traditions of Israeli music, blending east and west to create perfect harmony. Critics call him a poet of the bass, and he is considered by international musicians and …