Israeli tech gains Latin American attention

Inter-American Development Bank and Start-Up Nation Central collab to boost tech relations between Israel, Latin America, and Caribbean.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,


Today, Thursday, Start-Up Nation Central (SNC) announces a new partnership with ConnectAmericas, a social network created by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), an online business platform that helps small and medium-sized enterprises from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) internationalize their business by providing them with access to communities of clients, suppliers and investors in the region and around the world.

The two partners successfully created profiles for more than 5,000 Israeli companies, with data derived from SNC’s innovation tracking platform – the Start-Up Nation Finder – on the ConnectAmericas platform. The accounts are verified by Start-Up Nation Central and 200 of them are managed directly by startup representatives. As part of the collaboration, SNC provides support services and manages the introductions and interactions between the LAC and Israeli companies signed through the partnership.

Furthermore, the IDB Group and SNC identified the areas of focus for solutions addressing the challenges in LAC in face of the pandemic: Health, Cybersecurity, Food Security, Critical Infrastructure and Social Services. Within this process, the Group’s innovation lab, IDB Lab, will provide the sandbox to pilot the selected solutions, in order to scale the successful ones through the Group’s operations. SNC is working with experts in each of these fields to understand the main challenges of the region and match them with the most relevant innovative Israeli solutions.

The partnerships will be announced during the Outsource2LAC Virtual Week 2020, which is being held through July 22. This online event allows LAC’s global services companies to explore new business opportunities through B2B and B2G virtual matchmaking meetings, and learn from industry experts about the latest developments and challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic.