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Israel is startup nation. Known for their innovative thinking and ground breaking achievements in all areas, Israel has got the attention of all leading high-tech giants. Champion has a significant presence and on-the-ground relationships in the Israeli startup scene, and we are bringing startups to the U.S. and the world.

Eilat Hub 6Israel is startup nation that has produced 69 Nasdaq-listed companies and the world’s highest-per-capita concentration of high-tech startups and engineers.  Known for their innovative thinking and ground breaking achievements in all areas, Israel has got the attention of all leading American high-tech giants.

However, in the excitement of decoding Israel’s entrepreneurial culture, many U.S. investors have overlooked the blend of advantages already known to Champion that make Israeli startups so compelling — especially compared to Silicon Valley startups many other investors are accustomed to.   Specifically, not only do they usually lack direct access to early-stage Israeli entrepreneurs they further find it challenging to evaluate Israeli startups at the seed stage. Compound these factors with the unfamiliarity of a foreign country, culture and legal system, and most U.S.-based investors want to wait and see.  They at most times miss the chance to invest at the seed stage when the valuation is lower, the potential upside is higher and their American connections are most valuable to the startup companies.   The opportunity is there waiting for investors who have the local Israeli knowledge and U.S. presence to bridge the gap. In turn, Israeli entrepreneurs will need to seek out investors with hands-on experience, industry knowledge and the drive to help their startups thrive in the U.S. market.

This is where the Champion Capital Group advantage comes in, which boasts a ground roots foundation in Israel where a founding principle and almost all of its Board Advisors are born and raised Israeli citizens and entrepreneurs who not only have unparalleled experience in Israel’s tech growth, but are part of the success fabric of the startup nation.   In addition, Champion bridged the gap between Israel and the United States of identifying seed stage ideas, entrepreneurs  and companies that will be tomorrow’s startup nation success stories by contributing to the their creation and development by spearheading Champion’s very own sponsored innovation tech hub.

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The Hub – Eilat Tech Center

The Hub has been established with a strategic alliance between   Mr. Eric Bentov, Champion Capital Group Founder, and the local Eilat municipality. The Hub is an incubator for local startups and innovative companies dedicated to nursing and nurturing local entrepreneurs.

This has resulted in Champion’s clear advantage with well entrenched Israel business experience, significant presence in Israel and on-the-ground relationships in the Israeli startup scene, and we are bringing startups to the U.S. and the world.

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When asked if he thinks his nick name "the Godfather of the internet" is an accurate description. Yossi Vardi answered he is more of a "Jewish mother", hinting what many has contemplated to be the key to the Israeli innovation phenomena.