Recipe for Start-Up Nation: 'Chutzpah', Innovation, Academia, and Everything in Between


International Programs and the Tippie College of Business are pleased to present a lecture by Dr. Daniel Aschheim entitled, "Recipe for a Start-Up Nation: 'Chutzpah', Innovation, Academia and Everything in Between," which will take place Tuesday, February 8, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in S401 Pappajohn Business Building. 

Attendees are also welcome to join this event via Zoom.

What’s the secret to Israel’s ‘start-up nation’ culture? Why are there hundreds of Fortune 500 R&D centers in Israel? Israeli technology and innovation have impacted not only Israelis but the entire world. Israeli innovation and entrepreneurship offer insightful lessons about leadership and are a testament to the greatest natural resource in Israel—its people. The best part is that Israel’s recipe for a Start-Up Nation can be tailor-made to your needs.

Daniel Aschheim, PhD, currently serves as Deputy Consul General at the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest. He was appointed to this Chicago-based post in September of 2020. Aschheim comes to Chicago from West Africa, where he served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Israeli Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. As Consul for Public Diplomacy, his portfolio includes media, culture, academics and the Jewish community in the Consulate’s nine-state Midwestern region. Before becoming a diplomat, Aschheim, a Jerusalem native, worked as a director and advisor in the public and NGO sectors and was a senior trainer in the business, public, and education sectors.

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