Sofaer International Case Competition

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Israel - A global Center of Innovation & Entreprenurship   

Israel is a global cluster of innovation and entrepreneurship. The country produces more startups per-capita than China, India, Canada, Japan and the UK and attracts twice as much venture-capital investment as the US and 30 times more than Europe. At the center of it all is Tel Aviv.  Ranked Europe's 'main technology hub' by the Wall Street Journal, “The world’s 2nd best start-up ecosystem” by Startup Genome and “3rd Best City” by Lonely Planet, Tel Aviv is the heart of the 'Start-Up Nation' and home to Israel’s start-up community.

 

This year's competition – 2016 

The final round of SICC 2016 took place May 25th 2016, at the Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University.
The SICC is an annual international strategic case competition on an Israeli company operating in markets abroad

The subject of this year’s case study was Foresight, an Israeli High-Tech company that is developing leading technology in the innovative industry of ADAS - Advanced Driver Assistance Systems as a step on the way to the autonomous vehicle

The company trades at about $40 million on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.Its CEO is Haim Siboni ;Its COO, Ariel Dor, gave a presentation on the company’s present operations to the competition participants

This year, in addition to the team from the Coller School of Management, the participating teams of MBA students were from the following business schools:Copenhagen, Denmark;  Cologne, Germany;  Peking, China;  Rady, USA;  Cambridge, UK;  Rotman, Canada;  HKUST, Hong Kong. Three teams reached the final round. The winning presentation was by the Rotman team and it received the Barton M. Biggs Award in the amount of $10,000, which was presented by Michael Sofaer, the representative of the donor family

The competition judges were senior business leaders and academics in the area of business management. The judges of the final round were Yair Seroussi, Chairman of Bank Hapoalim and; Chaim Hurvitz, CEO of the CHealth investment fund;  Ravit Barniv, past Chairperson of Tnuva and of Shikun & Binui ;  Michael Sofaer, Managing director Sofaer Capital and the representative of the donor family,  Prof. Moshe Zviran, Dean, Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University;  and faculty members accompanying the participating teams who did not reach the final round

In his opening address, Prof. Moshe Zviran, Dean of the Coller School of Management, stressed the importance of the competition:  “The Sofaer International Case Competition is part of our broad range of international activities at the Coller School, and part of the academic cooperation with leading business schools abroad, in research, teaching and student exchange. Importantly, it exposes the participants to the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation that has led to Israel being called the Startup Nation, and to its ground-breaking technological environment

According to Yair Seroussi, Chairman of Bank Hapoalim “The technological solutions that in the past were associated with the hi-tech and telecommunications sectors of the economy, are today being implemented in the traditional industries, including transportation, which has undergone profound changes and today arouses the interest of giant corporations that deal with advanced solutions to transportation issues, such as Mobileye, Uber and Google.  Even though Foresight is just starting out, it is based on proven technology that will enable it to penetrate global markets in a very short space of time

 

Registration for the 13th SICC, which will be held in May 2017, will open in the next few weeks on the competition website:  https://en-coller.tau.ac.il/SICC

 

From the press: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/eight-leading-business-schools-participated-110000061.html
http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/prnewswire/press_releases/Georgia/2016/06/02/enUK201606025931?ana=prnews
http://finance.boston.com/boston/news/read/32221565/eight_leading_business_schools_participated_in_the_12th_sofaer_international_strategic_case_competition_

 


SICC 2016 winner Rotman School of Management team

 

Past Participating Schools 

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore India
Bilkent University Turkey
Cambridge Judge Business School, University of England
CESA, Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración Colombia
China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) China
Columbia Business School USA
Copenhagen Business School Denmark
Fudan University China 
Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy Japan
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology  Hong Kong
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore India 
Institute of Management Technology India
London Business School England
Nanjing University China
National University of Singapore Business School Singapore
Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University Israel 
Rotman School of Management Canada
Schulich School of Business Canada
Sogang University Korea
Stockholm School of Economics Sweden
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Israel
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel 
UCLA Anderson School of Management USA
W. Sycip Graduate School of Business, Asian Institute of Management Philippines
Wits Business School South Africa
Yale School Of Management USA

 

 

 

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