A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Yoel Carasso, chairman of Carasso Motors and Prof. Marcelle Machluf, dean of the Technion Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering. Photo by Rami Sheloush/Technion Spokesperson’s Office

Israelis are masters of food innovation. Here’s why

Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21c.org November 22, 2021

What is the recipe for meat and dairy without cows? Snacks and sauces with less sugar and salt? Long-lasting fresh produce and compostable food wrappers? A fast-growing, climate-threatened world is hungry for such recipes. Appropriately enough, the...

Eran Orr, founder and CEO of the Israeli firm VRHealth, talks with potential clients at the GlobalSTL Health Innovation Summit on June 27 at Washington University. Out of 14 startups making presentations at the summit, 10 were Israeli.  Photo: Eric Berger

Israeli startups pitch products at St. Louis health summit

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer July 5, 2018

Eran Orr stands before a group of administrators from St. Louis University Hospital wearing black leather sneakers, a black blazer, black jeans and a gray shirt. A few feet away on a table is the virtual reality equipment he pitches to the hospital for...

Ori Ben Herzel (left), David Neuman and Guy Weitzman have moved to St. Louis in recent years with Israeli start-ups that opened offices here. They met Nov. 17 at the Clayton offices of BioSTL, a nonprofit organization that focuses on Israeli start-ups and helped bring their companies here. Photo: Eric Berger

Israeli startups set down roots in St. Louis

BY ERIC BERGER, STAFF WRITER November 29, 2017

Guy Weitzman, CEO of Atomation, a startup that uses “smart technology” to connect physical items to the internet, became interested in opening an office in St. Louis more than a year ago. The Israeli native said he saw the good infrastructure that...

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