Little States, Big Innovation: Israel X Rhode Island Episode 5 January 12th 12:00 pm


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Each month the program will be bringing the best Israel has to offer to Rhode Island’s

community by introducing our community to some of Israel’s most exciting startup

entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs may be looking to expand into the North American market and Rhode Island offers great opportunities as a soft landing through connections and collaborations in business, academia and research. Don’t miss this "Startup Nation’s Best and Brightest". To see full press release, go to this link.

The program is in collaboration with Rhode Island - Israel Collaborative (RIIC), District Hall Providence and RIHub.


Interviewer, Annette Tonti , Executive Director of the RIHub


Israeli Speaker from IVIX, Matan Fatel

Israeli Speaker from TailorMed Christie Hyelim Lee

Israeli Speaker from HAKOO, Benjamin Aisenberg

Guest Speaker, Susan Hettleman, Deputy Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service Israel


Susan joined the U.S. Commercial Service in 2015, following a 16-year marketing and business development career in Publishing (Random House, Time Inc.) and Financial Services (American Express). She was assigned to the U.S. Embassy Israel in 2017 and oversees a Tel Aviv-based team of specialists focused on trade promotion, investment promotion, commercial diplomacy, and advocacy. Prior to Tel Aviv, Susan served as the Commercial Service procurement liaison to the United Nations in New York City. Susan received her Master of International Affairs at Columbia University and her Bachelor of Arts at Dartmouth College. She is married and has two daughters.


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