Start-Up Nation on Bloomberg News - October 5, 2015

Start-Up Nation Central, a not-for-profit organization connecting international business and government leaders with the Israeli innovators and technologies to solve their most pressing challenges, has announced the appointment of Eugene Kandel as Chief Executive Officer. Kandel is the outgoing Head of the National Economic Council (NEC) and Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel, a position he held since 2009. Under Kandel's leadership, the NEC focused on Israel's innovation economy as a key driver of the country's economic expansion. He is also a Professor of Economics and Finance at the Hebrew University.

"Among the most promising economic trends in Israel is its innovation economy," said Kandel upon his appointment. "As Head of the NEC, I was fortunate to witness firsthand the remarkable impact that technology and entrepreneurs are having on Israel. Start-Up Nation Central exists to help enhance this trend and to bring businesses, investors, and governments to Israel – to work closely with Israeli innovators – to solve complex business and technology problems facing the world."

Check out the video from Bloomberg TV describing the new initiative here:

Media Contacts:

In the U.S.:
Thunder 11
Marco Greenberg, +1 212-362-1307
Marco@thunder11.com

In Israel:
Arad Communications
Eyal Arad, + 972 546699996
Eyal@aradcomm.co.il

Liron Friedman, +972 524582899
LironF@aradcomm.co.il

SOURCE Start-Up Nation Central

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