From The Israeli Army Unit 8200 To Silicon Valley

An interesting look at the mind set it takes to get your startup ggoing in this world of here today gone tomorrow startups. “Believe in your self, believe what you and your company are doing will change the world, and do not be afraid to take chances.”
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TechCrunch

Editor’s note: Idan Tendler is the CEO and co-founder of Fortscale, a provider of big data analytics-driven security solutions for Fortune 1000 companies. Before founding Fortscale, Tendler was a lead agent of the 8200, the cyberwarfare division of the Israeli Defense Forces. 

How does Israel, a small country with roughly 8 million people, produce more tech startups and receive more venture capital per capita than any nation in the world? Why does a country with few natural resources have more companies listed on the NASDAQ than Europe, Japan, Korea, India and China combined?

To understand Israel’s innovation success, look no further than the Israeli Defense Forces and the country’s mandatory policy of service for young adults. For me and thousands of Israeli entrepreneurs like me, our startup journey began in the technology units of the Israeli Defense Forces. One unit in particular has become a prolific technology incubator, particularly…

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