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Shamoon College of Engineering. Beersheba is home to academic centers such as Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and SCE

Not Only in Tel Aviv: New Start-Ups in the Negev and Galilee

The recently published data by the Innovation Authority show that Israel’s Start-Up Nation is primarily centered in Tel Aviv.

The data speak for themselves: there are 2,383 hi-tech companies in Tel Aviv, whereas in all the other nine cities, including Jerusalem, Herzliya, Haifa and Ra’anana there are only 2,311 companies. Moreover, all the top ten on the list do not include any cities from Israel’s geographic periphery. Not even “Cyber Capital” Beersheba made it to the top.

Currently, hi-tech remains the growth engine of the Israeli market. However, the concentration of hi-tech companies in Tel Aviv leads to the misconception that the finest minds for developing and doing business can be found only there. But there are fine minds in Ashdod and Beersheba in the south as well as in Safed and Kiryat Shmona in the north. (JPost / VFI News)

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