Former leaders from Microsoft, Roche, Catalina among new executive advisors at FIBA

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    Twelve Israeli companies coming to Tampa this year to learn more about doing business in the United States will have a high-profile team of executive advisors.

    Corporate leaders who helped grow companies such as Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Roche Diagnostics will work with the Israeli companies while they are part of the 2019 cohort in the Launch program at the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator, a Tampa nonprofit that serves as a catalyst to bring new technologies and jobs to the U.S. and to Tampa Bay

    This is the third cohort for FIBA, which was established by the Tampa Jewish Community Centers & Federation and is supported by the state of Florida, Hillsborough County and private donations. FIBA is one of several local groups focused on nurturing young companies in the area, as business and civic leaders look to bring more high-skill, high-wage jobs to Tampa Bay.