I’ve spent countless hours with ICONYC labs founders in business meetings, investor sessions and private moments. Sometimes they’ve needed a pat on the back. Other times, the situation called for a mild scolding or simple words of encouragement. Through this experience, I’ve learned there are both pronounced and subtle differences between the American entrepreneurs and the Israeli founders who have moved through Startup Nation’s ranks. Based on this background and perspective, I’ve outlined five traits possessed by most of the Israeli founders with whom I’ve worked. Because these traits are instrumental to build a startup, their value bridges cultures. All entrepreneurs should recognize and try to develop these attributes. Read More.