Beyond startup nation: Number of Israelis drawn to entrepreneurship growing, survey finds – Business

Over 10 precent of all Israeli businesses were new ones in 2016, more than double the 2010 rate, a survey by Global Entrepreneurship Monitor found.

“We saw a welcome increase to 10.7 percent in business entrepreneurship in Israel in 2016,” said Ran Kaviti, head of the Economy and Industry Ministry’s agency for small and midsize enterprises. He said the poll also found a significant narrowing of the gap in the entrepreneurship rate between Arabs and Jews.

The survey, conducted by Kaviti’s agency and the Ira Foundation’s research center at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, polled 2,433 respondents.

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