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Israel is commonly referred to as one of the world's "cybersecurity superpowers" (alongside the US, China, Russia and the UK), accounting for roughly 20 percent of global private cybersecurity investment and 10 percent of the global market share. And yet, how many stop to marvel at the fact that Israel, a country of less than 9 million people, not quite 70 years old and smaller than New Jersey is keeping pace with these out and out superpowers and leading the...

Israel ranks 16th in World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report, the first time it ranks among index's top 20. Israel has managed to maintain its position among world's top three innovative countries, noting that Israel earned its reputation as a startup nation over the huge number of inventions and innovations to its name since its inception, achieved despite all the challenges it faces. For those interested, check out the World Economic Forum's Competitiveness Report 2017-2018...

You may know that Israel is referred to as "The Startup Nation," due to it's disproportionate amount of tech startups, innovations and world renown startup ecosystem. But did you know that Israel is also, "The Cyber Nation," responsible  for roughly 20 percent of global private cybersecurity investment and 10 percent of the global market share. By every measure Israel is a world cyber superpower and welaunch is proud to present our 6 day, 5 star, business development - Cybersecurity Tour,...

If you haven't guessed by now, a core part of the welaunch mission is to educate the world regarding Israel as, "The Startup Nation," and it's inspired startup ecosystem and inspirational technological innovations. However, in order to understand The Startup Nation it's imperative to understand the people who started up, and continue to lift up, this nation. And to understand them you have to understand their lives, their culture, their calendar, their values, their psyche - all of which I...

Once the musician, Arthur Schnabel, was asked about his musical mastery to which he responded, "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes – ah, that is where the art resides." In Israel, every Saturday (aka "Shabbat"), I think of this quote as "the Startup Nation" transitions into the Slowdown Nation. It isn't about religion (most Israeli's aren't religious and don't think of Shabbat in religious terms). But nearly everyone slows down, unplugs, unwinds...