Detroit’s Michigan Israel Business Accelerator, the Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s PlanetM, and the Israeli Economic Mission recently hosted leaders from 11 Israeli mobility-focused technology startups in metro Detroit.
“As a center of tech innovation and startup culture, Israel represents a tremendous opportunity for Michigan companies to get to know as they look to the future,” says Scott Hiipakka, CEO of the Michigan Israel Business Accelerator. “The delegation of companies recognizes and appreciates Michigan’s innovation ecosystem and firmly believes that there are opportunities for collaboration and partnerships.”
On Nov. 4, company representatives toured the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti Township and met with Ford Motor Co. technology leaders to discuss global innovation. The following day, they participated in matchmaking sessions with mobility companies at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s headquarters.
Some representatives were from Alango, a processing technologies software for voice and audio; C2A, a cybersecurity program for the automotive industry; MDGO, a car accident analysis system; and more.
The accelerator supports the growth of Michigan-Israeli economic and business relationships and serves to increase Michigan’s innovative ecosystem.