It seems to be the year of companies making the leap to Tampa, and not just because we’ve got 80 degree weather in December.
The latest? UC-Care, an Israeli company that was in the Florida-Israeli Business Accelerator 2018 cohort.
The company uses technology to minimize the number of biopsies needed in diagnosing prostate cancer, where it can identify the issue and treat the cancer more effectively.
While UC-Care’s founder Tomer Schatzberger was looking at popular startup cities like Chicago, Boston and Silicon Valley, Tampa ultimately won out due to the business opportunities and investor connections he saw in the region.
“Usually companies go to New York — there was a lot of investment there, an easy flight flight from Israel,” Schatzberger said. “But for me, (Tampa) was a good opportunity and a natural choice. Through FIBA and FIBA friends (their investment network), they were able to gather a lot of people around in their environment, be supportive and open doors. So it was natural pick for us.”