Israel: Boot camp for start-up success

  Tel Aviv stands apart as a hub for tech innovation thanks to one single overriding influence: the Israeli armed forces.Rothschild Boulevard has always been one of the grandest streets in Tel Aviv, with its broad tree-lined central promenade and elegant Bauhaus architecture.The cafes, kiosks and benches teem with young entrepreneurs who seem to survive…

Israeli military intelligence unit drives country’s hi-tech boom

Unit 8200, Israel’s ‘GCHQ’, has spawned more technology millionaires than many business schools Few people would connect the drab olive green of an Israeli army uniform with the cutting edge of fashion. And most fans of Stylit, a website where a virtual personal stylist matches clothes and accessories to suit your taste, are unaware that…