Advancing Michigan's innovation ecosystem, one Israeli connection at a time.

Who we are

We are a nonprofit economic development organization funded by the state of Michigan, philanthropic partners, and corporate sponsors committed to accelerating Michigan’s innovative ecosystem through Israeli business connections.

MIBA 2020 Innovation Report

For the Michigan Israel Business Accelerator (MIBA), 2020 was a year of innovationopportunity, and advancement. Despite the economic uncertainty brought on by the global pandemic, we continued to advance Michigan’s innovation ecosystem and build meaningful collaborations between Michigan and Israeli businesses.
Where others saw setbacks, we saw opportunities! 
Over the course of the year, through collaborative efforts with our partners, the MIBA served over 400 companies, helped create jobs, and set the conditions for significant partnerships in 2021 and beyond!


Read more by downloading the MIBA 2020 Innovation Report below.


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2020 Events & Delegations


Featured Member

Jennette Smith Kotila,
Mort Crim Communications Inc.

Jennette Smith Kotila is the CMO & Partner at Mort   Crim Communications Inc, a Detroit-based integrated marketing firm. MCCI is a 27-year-old firm specializing in communications projects that help clients create lasting relationships with their audiences. Prior to her career in marketing and public relations, Smith Kotila was a longtime business journalist, serving as a reporter and then the Editor of Crain’s Detroit Business.

Smith Kotila’s key skills include marketing and PR strategy, digital/social media campaigns, writing and editing, and multiplatform content marketing.  Prior to joining MCCI, she most recently served as vice president/director of marketing for the business group now known as Dominion Real Estate Advisors. Smith Kotila is a member of the governing board of Warren-based mentoring nonprofit Winning Futures and is a past board member of the Commercial Real Estate Women – Detroit chapter.  She is the chair of the marketing council of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Board of Trustees and is a national and Detroit chapter member of the Public Relations Society of America.  She's also an executive board member of the Troy Community Foundation.

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