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Israeli Program to Boost Female Indian Entrepreneurs as Bilateral Trade Hits $6B

Israeli innovation has not only been good for Israel, but the lessons learned by the Israeli tech sector are being shared with others. Writing in the Times of Israel, Vijeta Uniyal, an Indian born entrepreneur tells of a recently launched program in which Israelis will teach female Indian entrepreneurs the skills to launch their own companies successfully.

Uniyal outlines the program.

Now an Israeli initiative wants to give Indian women entrepreneurs the tools to break through these glass ceilings and acquire world-class leadership skills. The Bonita Trust, The Israel Asia Center, and Sofaer International MBA at Tel Aviv University have joined hands to offer a scholarship program specially tailored for Indian women entrepreneurs. …

According to Rebecca Zeffert, Founder and Executive Director of the Israel-Asia Center, “This (scholarship) is a fantastic opportunity for a young Indian female entrepreneur to develop and receive support for her own Israel-India venture in the ‘Start-Up Nation’, to meet business and government leaders, acquire valuable leadership and business skills, and tap into and build partnerships with one of the world’s leading and most exciting hubs for innovation and technology.”

Uniyal sees the program as another step in the growing economic cooperation between the two countries. Trade between Israel and India, which began when the two nations re-established relations in 1991, has expanded from “$200 million in 2001, to over $6 billion in 2013.”

India is not the only Asian country benefiting from Israel’s hi-tech expertise. In January, Israel hosted a group of young South Korean entrepreneurs and matched them up with Israeli mentors.

[Photo: Israel-Asia Center / YouTube ]