Israel Innovation Tour

I’ve been irregularly following the reports from the alpha geeksInnovation Tour of Israel.

Israel as a hub for innovation is often underestimated or overlooked by Europeans yet the troubled country has one of the largest and most active venture capital communities this side of the Atlantic. There’s also a great deal of innovation and new ideas coming out of Israeli engineers and geeks in the web and mobile arenas.

It’s enough to keep in mind that ICQ was co-founded by an Israeli, arguably one of the first internet apps to begin the shaping the web as we know it today, i.e. centered around peer-to-peer and real-time communication. Point is, it’s worth looking out of Silicon Valley and having a peek at what’s happening in Silicon Wadi, the next big thing might just be coming from the Eastern Mediterranean…

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