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Coffee Break


This program is in collaboration with the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce

Since the inception of the Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC), the work has resulted in significant impact and a flurry of activities between Rhode Island and Israel. Also, Rhode Islanders have demonstrated strong interest in learning more about the new economic initiatives and innovation coming out of Israel.


The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC) is pleased to announce a new quarterly program featuring a Virtual Rhode Island Business Affair and a Summary of Current Israeli Innovation and Trends, "Quarterly Coffee Rush Hour.”

The RIIC is very pleased to have connected with Dr. Nir Tsuk from Israel, who is one of the top influencers in the field.

Dr. Nir Tsuk is a seasoned practitioner, academic and facilitator with over 25 years of international experience in the fields of social capital, entrepreneurship, impact and culture of innovation. He serves as NYU’s Global Distinguished Scholar (as well as a Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at Osaka University, Japan). Nir has recently launched the Institute for Impact and Intrapreneurship for New York University, which connects New York and Tel Aviv – and brings the language of innovation to those who need it most.

Dr. Nir Tsuk will give a quarterly review of the latest trends and news about Israeli economics and innovation.


Avi Nevel, Founder and CEO of the RIIC, will give a review of current business affairs between Israel and Rhode Island. 

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