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January 25, 2019  RSS feed
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12 new Israeli companies hoping to expand in U.S. market participating in Tampa’s 2019 program

After sifting through more than 100 applications, the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA) has selected 12 Israeli companies to participate in its 2019 Launch Program.

This is a significant increase from the eight companies that participated in FIBA’s 2018 program.

The new group of companies have collectively raised $35 million and are looking to raise an additional $35 million to fund expansion of U.S. operations. The dozen companies all offer cutting edge innovation in retail, security, construction, and healthcare technology.

The FIBA Launch Program is focused primarily on assisting the participating companies with market validation and sales coaching, as well as introductions to potential investors, customers and strategic partners.

The companies arrived in Tampa Jan. 21 and will be here until Feb. 15 and will return to Tampa from March 11 - 15.

During their stays, the Israeli company executives will have several opportunities to meet and engage with members of the community and potential investors including the Connection to Innovation program at Bryan Glazer Family JCC on Feb. 13 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. and FIBA Demo Day at Five Labs on March 12. For more information on these events go to :

About the companies:

Wasteless, an innovative technology for grocers with the mission to reduce food waste. The value of a food item decreases as it gets closer to its expiration date, yet the price stays the same; Wasteless provides a real-time dynamic pricing engine for perishable food sold at grocery stores. The system reduces food waste and increases revenue by optimizing markdowns, accelerating the emptying of shelves and decreasing food disposal and the cost associated with it.

Vorpal, a drone detection and mitigation system. Vorpal’s solution can assist in situations with “suspicious” drones flying around secured areas, similar to what happened at Gatwick airport during the holidays causing thousands of delays. Vorpal’s VigilAir provides a unique drone aerial situational awareness picture with extremely high accuracy and clarity to locate drones.

SiteAware has turned off-the-shelf consumer drones into autonomous high accuracy, high performance construction robots that use computer vision and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The “smart drone”’ offers quality assurance and progress monitoring for high rise buildings. The technology helps construction companies, owners and real-estate developers to meet project budget, timelines, quality and safety.

BuilderEdge automates construction project schedule, budget, quality inspections, and management. The solution is designed for General Contractors, specializing in repetitive construction - hotels, multi-family and single-family housing, office buildings, schools, hospitals etc. BuilderEdge is the first holistic plug and play construction manager system that provides complete control from foundation to finish.

Routier helps hotels address guest concerns and complaints in real time before they check out with the goal to improve their ranking on traveler review sites. Routier is a cloud based hospitality integration software that uses AI operations as a superior communication between guests and hospitality staff. Routier’s internal chat hub, automated guest messaging hub, task/request management, and performance indicators help hotels streamline communications, provide transparency, and maintain brand standards.

MedFlyt offers a cloud-based platform and mobile app that changes the way home health care agencies are matching caregivers with patients at home and managing the routine tasks of the caregivers. It simplifies the staffing process using a web-based platform for agencies to better staff patients and help caregivers through real-time alerts for new opportunities to increase their income.

Agamon helps healthcare organizations harness untapped revenues and improve clinical performance. Specifically, this platform takes radiology reports and mines and structures the data so it can be utilized by the provider for research, compliance and utilization growth.

VideoTherapy is a tele-rehab solution. The platform is a data-driven clinically proven remote physical therapy platform that transfers the physical therapy session to the patient’s home so patients don’t need to wait for appointments and travel for therapy. Physical therapists can build personalized step by step therapy programs for a wide variety of conditions and monitor patient’s compliance and progress remotely

Physimax empowers athletes and coaches to improve performance and reduce injury risk via cloud-based technology. Physimax automatically measures and scores mobility, stability, strength, and movement control according to evidence-based body movement patterns by real time computer vision analysis, providing data-driven, population specific, comparable scores accompanied with actionable, personalized workout programs.

QinFlow offers next-generation blood and IV fluid warming solution for the entire continuum of emergency care. Trauma and hypothermia are a lethal combination. The QinFlow medical device allows first responders and emergency room staff to efficiently warm blood, plasma or other fluids for immediate transfusion which can result in countless lives saved, especially in a mass casualties event.

NeuroApplied analyzes both conscious and subconscious brand perceptions without the use of any special equipment. The technology measures subconscious brand perception for better positioning and messaging. This allows brand managers to create an effective brand for sustainable growth through the ability to “personify” the brand with characteristics and behavior.

Fieldbit is an augmented reality solution for enterprise field services and industrial manufacturing. It provides enterprise-grade collaboration software solutions for field service workers and equipment manufacturers, leveraging augmented reality. This innovative software enables remote experts to send precise visual instructions to field technicians using real-time augmented reality, live video, messaging and voice.

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