The IDF Shoots Innovation

The IDF Shoots Innovation

While Israel is known for both its high volume of successful entrepreneurs and start-ups, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) is known around the world for its rigorous training and exceptional members. Israel has a reputation as the “start-up nation,” producing more startups per-capita than China, India, Canada, Japan and the UK and attracting twice as much venture-capital investment as the US and 30 times more than Europe. And for those who are aware of international military power and skill, the IDF is a force to be reckoned with. Many non-Israelis do not realize that these two successes are inherently related and intertwined. The first-rate military training and experience that each and every Israeli citizen engages in is directly correlated with Israel’s innovative success.