Recap: Tel Aviv state of mind

It’s 25 degrees Fahrenheit in Boston on a Saturday night. I departed Israel less than 24 hours ago, but I felt as if I was still in a Tel Aviv state of mind.  

What is the Tel Aviv state of mind? To me, it is going to work at a fast-growing start-up from 9AM on Sundays to 6PM on Thursdays and saying “Shabbat Shalom” to everyone before taking off for the weekend. It is learning Hebrew from colleagues, who always greet me with big smiles and lots of recommendations in the city. It is exploring the old Jaffa, riding a Bird scooter along the beach, marveling at the Tel Aviv Synagogue and enjoying the hustle-bustle of the Rothschild Boulevard at night. It is buying exotic spices and teas from the Levinsky market. It is eating a pita with hands at Miznon, or a sambusak at the old Abulafia Bakery…

I had an amazing experience in Israel – living like a local, immersing in the culture and inhaling everything the Startup Nation offers. It was an unforgettable three weeks with the MIT team. We worked hard on the project, delivered insights and made an impact. We had each other’s back. And I can’t ask for a better host than Yotpo!

If you have yet been to Israel, I highly recommend you make it your New Year resolution!

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