Why Are Arab Israelis So Underrepresented in the Start Up Nation?

Why Are Arab Israelis So Underrepresented in the Start Up Nation?

This article from Business Insider presents the perspective of Itzik Frid, CEO of a venture capital firm and startup incubator focused on Arab-led startups, on why Arab Israelis are so grossly underrepresented in the tech workforce and what can be done to promote equality. Frid discusses four main factors which have limited Arab success: the Arab approach to failure, the lack of successful Arab entrepreneurial role models, the lack of experience and social network that comes through military service, and the fact that most Arabs live in the geographic periphery of the country. 

 

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