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Technion makes the cut on Bloomberg listing

by Josh Lipowsky, JTA

August 30, 2013 | 10:24 am

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology - Campus

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology - Campus

Ever wondered where the most successful tech CEOs get their degrees? Bloomberg Rankings has the answer.

After analyzing the alma maters of 250 CEOs of U.S. tech companies with a market value of more than $1 billion, Bloomberg found the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology tied for seventh with MIT, Rice University and the University of Texas, Austin.

Israel is home to one of the world’s top tech hubs and Technion is where many of the country’s brightest go to train, according to Bloomberg Rankings.

One of those brightest is Stratasys CEO David Reis. According to Bloomberg, Reis’ 3-D printer maker acquired New York-based MakerBot Industries for at least $403 million earlier this year. The listing also cited the Technion’s collaboration with Cornell University to build a $2 billion tech campus and startup incubator on New York City’s Roosevelt Island.

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