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Israel produces more startups per capita than any other nation in the world except the U.S.. Its unique startup culture thrives in part thanks to Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) and especially the elite Unit 8200, which specializes in signal intelligence, code decryption and tech-enabled weapons. The new incubator. Photographer: Rina Castelnuovo/Bloomberg © 2017 Bloomberg Finance LP. There may be an advantage in the fact that due to mandatory military service, Israel’s best and brightest students do not go straight on to Ivy League colleges upon graduating from high school. For example, Unit 8200 can recruit the nation’s most brilliant minds and introduce them to the realm of innovation.... Full story

14 January