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welaunch was formed with the intention of connecting the Silicon Prairie (the US Midwest) and the Start-up Nation (Israel). But, why? Let’s start with water. Simply put, we have a growing water crisis. When it comes to water - most people don't even realize, we are literally running out. It is not overly dramatic or unfounded to say that at our current pace, within a matter of years, certainly a few decades, we're going to be in dire straits. And it’s...

Recently I was listening to the"Future of Agriculture" podcast  (a great primer on all things agricultural and food technology related) episode 42, an interview with Louisa Burwood-Taylor, Chief Editor of AgFunderNews.com. She was asked to talk about the most important worldwide centers of Ag-tech development. The US, as in most every area, is clearly number one (although, unlike most areas of technology, when it comes to ag-tech and food-tech, Silicon Valley is not the epicenter as it is an industry far more...

I want to share with you additional information and inspiration about Israel Ag-tech, Food-tech & Clean-tech, in anticipation of the upcoming welaunch Israel Ag-tech and Food-tech business development tour, May 6th - 10th, 2018, in conjunction with Israel’s leading agricultural/ food technology and investment conferences. We are currently accepting a limited number of registrations. This tour and conference will prove to be a direct pathway for Iowa farmers and companies looking for relevant and important technologies.  Check out these short videos to learn more...

We can pretend as if the droughts, the floods and the fires are not man-made. However, what you can not pretend is that the Ogallala aquifer, which has been full for 15,000 years,  is being depleted at alarming rates and will soon run out. There is a way to avoid this. Emulating Israel is that way. For now, read on about : What Happens to the U.S. Midwest When the Water's Gone? By Laura Parker "Whoa," yells Brownie Wilson, as the steel...

welaunch has been making the rounds, around the Silicon Prairie as of late. welaunch co-founder, Larry Turow (Indianapolis) recently presented, "Israel @ 70 -- The "Startup Nation" & the United States," as part of The Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley's, Israel Independence Day speaker series. In Larry's presentation he shared the staggering statistic that in the late 40's Israel's annual exports were around 10 million dollars (and mostly made up of Jaffa oranges, and dentures (I kid you not)!). In 2017...