Changing Times Spur Startup Growth in Jerusalem


It's been more than 2,000 years since Jerusalem made a mark with technology.

That's when King Herod used the then-most modern construction methods to build his temple. Now, Mayor Nir Barkat is aiming to vault the ancient capital into the global fight for high-tech talent and investors.

"Cities that take off the fastest are those who know how to leverage strong science, strong art and strong management," Barkat, a 54-year-old former venture capitalist, said in an interview in his office. "A city that develops a platform to enable and host more startups will be a city that is eventually more successful." Read more...

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