Thursday, January 20, 2022

International Programs and the Tippie College of Business are pleased to present a lecture by Dr. Daniel Aschheim entitled, "Recipe for a Start-Up Nation: 'Chutzpah', Innovation, Academia and Everything in Between," which will take place Tuesday, February 8, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in S401 Pappajohn Business Building

Attendees are also welcome to join this event via Zoom

What’s the secret to Israel’s ‘start-up nation’ culture? Why are there hundreds of Fortune 500 R&D centers in Israel? Israeli technology and innovation have impacted not only Israelis but the entire world. Aschheim believes that the history of Israeli innovation and entrepreneurship can offer useful insights on leadership and provide a Start-Up Nation recipe that can work equally well elsewhere. 


Daniel Aschheim, PhD, currently serves as Deputy Consul General at the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest. He was appointed to this Chicago-based post in September of 2020. Aschheim comes to Chicago from West Africa, where he served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Israeli Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. As Consul for Public Diplomacy, his portfolio includes media, culture, academics and the Jewish community in the Consulate’s nine-state Midwestern region. Before becoming a diplomat, Aschheim, a Jerusalem native, worked as a director and advisor in the public and NGO sectors and was a senior trainer in the business, public, and education sectors.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Jim Chaffee in advance at 319-335-0797 or