Are Israeli companies best suited to just being startups that develop new technology -- to be bought out by larger global companies who can better market and deploy and distribute their products -- or should these companies be allowed to mature in Israel, creating jobs and industry there rather than merely for export?
Financial projections that make sense in your business domain, and cross-foot with available data from independent market analysts are no guarantee that you can deliver. They do show you already stand out from the crowd of talk-only entrepreneurs, understand financial realities, and are willing to commit.
Today, I am the co-founder of an enterprise software startup but at birth, my parents were still in high school. I lived in a trailer in a town with a current per capita income of $18,112, 6.8 percent of families living below the poverty line, and a crime rate 23 percent higher than the rest of the state.