Argentine conference looks at Israel as model of start-up development
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Argentine conference looks at Israel as model of start-up development

Israeli start-ups can be a source of entrepreneurial inspiration, Buenos Aires city fathers believe

Illustrative: Names of those killed in a 1994 terrorist attack adorn the front of the AMIA building in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Nbelohlavek/Wikimedia Commons)
Illustrative: Names of those killed in a 1994 terrorist attack adorn the front of the AMIA building in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Nbelohlavek/Wikimedia Commons)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — An Argentine municipality hosted a conference with Israel as its model for start-up development.

On Tuesday, the Israeli flag was flying over the Vicente Lopez district for a conference titled “Start-up Nation: Israel as a paradigm of the entrepreneurship ecosystem.”

The municipality, with a population of some 271,000, is located about 12 miles north of Buenos Aires City and is part of the Buenos Aires province.

More than 60 businesspeople heard from a panel of Argentine and Israelis presenters about Israel’s model to develop start-ups.

“The Israeli model has a lot to bring to our society, the panel was inspiring for our entrepreneurs and we want to improve the institutional links with Israel,” Eduardo Vinales, general director of economic development for Vicente Lopez, told JTA. “After this success, we want to continue showing here the Israeli model in order to transfer to Vicente Lopez Israeli methodologies and experiences.

“Argentinians and Israelis share a basic personality trait, which is the ability to challenge the limits and think we are capable of achieving great things without fear of failure,” he said.

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