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How to Build a Billion Dollar Company

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Event date: Monday, 27 March 2017, 14:30 - 15:30
Place: Room n°3.110, Maison du Savoir, Campus Belval

Join Raphael Nave’s talk on Given Imaging, an Israeli Hi-Tech company in the domain of medical devices. Given Imaging is the world leader in capsule endoscopy and was sold to Medtronic for 1 billion dollars!
The presentation will start with the ‘unmet need’ in the healthcare domain, and continue with the ‘meeting of the minds’ of physician and engineer, that lead to inventions and the interesting road to success.
The example of Given Imaging will illustrate the process of innovation and entrepreneurship as well as interactions with the eco-system.

About Raphael Nave:

Raphael Nave manages the Technion-wide Bronica Entrepreneurship Center, since 2014, and oversees the Technion Entrepreneurship Education activities. He served as SVP R&D at Given Imaging from 2008 till 2014. He previously served as CTO of Tower Semiconductor and beforehand was VP R&D for NDS.Raphael Nave his BScEE and MScEE degrees from the Technion. He started his lengthy career at Intel Israel in 1974, where he assumed positions of growing managerial responsibility for 21 years. He was General Manager of Intel Israel for five years.