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JCA: Michigan Israel Business Accelerator Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR002936

Scope and Content

The bulk of this collection is administrative records. Much of the collection features records related to events hosted by the organization. There are three types of travel records: Missions, Visits, and Trips. Missions are a term used for trips from Michigan to Israel with a focus on a particular project or event. Visits represent Israelis coming to Michigan. Trips are travel events to Israel that were not referred to as missions by the MIBA documents.

Dates

  • 2006 - 2018

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

History

The Michigan Israel Business Accelerator (MIBA) was founded in 2007 under the name Michigan Israel Business Bridge (MIBB). It changed its name in 2017. The MIBB was founded by Charles (Chuck) Newman and Susan Herman following the success of an event at Michigan State University featuring Israeli business and technology. Hannan Lis from Haifa, Israel, was a third co-founder. The first Executive Director was Ron Perry who joined the organization in 2008. It is a 501c3 non-profit business and economic organization with the goal of using business, research and academic resources to facilitate connections between Israeli and Michigan businesses. The MIBA is a membership organization comprised of individuals and companies from a variety of backgrounds and industries including automotive, manufacturing, defense, IT, life science, consumer products, real estate and law. Pamela Lippitt became the Executive Director in 2010. Hadas Barnard was named Executive Director in 2017. Scott Hiipakka was named Executive Director in 2019.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (5 MB)

Abstract

The Michigan Israel Business Accelerator (MIBA) was founded in 2007 under the name Michigan Israel Business Bridge (MIBB). It is a 501c3 non-profit business and economic organization with the goal of using business, research, and academic resources to facilitate connections between Israeli and Michigan businesses. The MIBA is a membership organization comprised of individuals and companies from a variety of backgrounds and industries including automotive, manufacturing, defense, IT, life science, consumer products, real estate, and law. The bulk of this collection is administrative records.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition

This collection was donated to the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives in August 2018. It was deposited at the Reuther Library in March 2020.

Related Materials

Jewish Community Archives collections at the Reuther Library, particularly Jewish Federation of Metropolitain Detroit Records.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Rachel Manela on February 25, 2020.
Title
Guide to the JCA: Michigan Israel Business Accelerator Records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Rachel Manela.
Date
2019-02-25
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA