The program is a block-week visit course for Columbia MBA students in Israel, together with 15 IDC's MBA students who already take an active role in the Israeli innovation ecosystem.
The course offers an opportunity to experience, first hand, Israel’s blazing hi-tech economy. You’ll tour the facilities of some of the country’s hottest companies and meet face-to-face with top entrepreneurs, investors and managers.
The course will be led by IDC’s Professors together with prominent figures in the Israeli innovation scene, including directors of leading accelerators; top angle investors; leaders of corporate innovation; and representatives of governmental entrepreneurship agencies. This combination of academic expertise mixed with street-wise proven experience of industry leaders is the heart of the program, coupled with hands-on activities and experiential learning that provides networking opportunities with IDC's MBA students and members of the Israeli entrepreneurship ecosystem.
The course will take place over five intensive days (Sunday-Thursday, May 13-17) from 9:00AM to approximately 6:00PM (including site visits). A pre-class meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 23 from 5:45-7:00pm. Starting May 13, students will be exposed to various aspects of the way innovation is initiated and managed in Israel with an emphasis on the characteristics of the "start-up nation". Please note that there is a program fee of $400, and students are responsible for paying for their own flights, accommodations, and some meals. The program fee will not be refunded after April 13, 2018 and no new students will be accepted after Round 2 of bidding closes.
Vice Dean for Research
Professor Netzer's expertise centers on one of the major business challenges of the data-rich environment: developing quantitative methods that leverage data to gain a deeper understanding of customer behavior and guide firms' decisions. He focuses primarily on building statistical and econometric models to measure consumer preferences and understand how customer choices change over time, and across contexts. Most notably, he has developed a...