IMNA’s CEO, Israel Haikin, had the pleasure of speaking at the Arizona Israel Technology Alliance’s (AITA) annual luncheon on April 1 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference room at the Jewish Community Center held some of Arizona and Israel’s most influential leaders and more than 100 of the sharpest minds in business and technology. Israel shared the stage with Mark Brnovich, Arizona’s attorney general, Sandra Watson, the president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority and other leading CEOs and founders like Omer Bar-Yohay of Eviation and Eli Beer of United Hatzalah Israel.
When we were asked to share our story about moving to Arizona to promote our IMNA Health platform that is helping healthcare providers and patients improve quality and level of care by reducing administrative tasks and costs, we welcomed the opportunity. Although we always knew Arizona offered several incredible perks, Israel discussed how the constant influx of support is what really made Arizona stand out. Leib Bolel of the AITA and several others were instrumental in helping IMNA transition from operating solely from Israel and Maryland and integrating us into the Arizona business ecosystem. That support has been there since before day one and hasn’t diminished since. Read more about IMNA’s experience in Arizona here.
If IMNA has learned anything from its experiences starting up in Arizona, it’s that a strong foundation is essential for thriving in a new region. Arizona makes it easy for startups to find support networks and learn from other leaders who’ve experienced similar triumphs and challenges. With such a solid support network, it’s hard not to love starting up in the Valley of the Sun.
We’d like to say a special thanks to the AITA for the opportunity to speak at this year’s annual luncheon and for making our transition into Arizona incredible.