About Us

The mission of the New Mexico-Israel Business Exchange is to raise awareness about Israel’s innovative entrepreneurial activities within the state, to create a network of individuals and organizations interested in pursuing opportunities with Israeli businesses and organizations, to encourage collaborative business relationships between New Mexico and Israel, and to improve infrastructure support for successful ventures.

If you’re a New Mexico professional or business person looking for new business opportunities, the New Mexico-Israel Business Exchange is the place for you! Members can access information and cultivate the relationships they need to take their business to the next level.

For New Mexico businesses interested in doing business in Israel or Israeli companies interested in New Mexico, NMIBE provides connections for business development. For those interested in the Israeli market, we provide introductions and access to industry leaders; we monitor the relationships and offer status updates; we introduce cutting edge Israeli technologies that can enhance products and services; and we can provide support through contacts with trade professionals.

We survey Israeli businesses to identify those that might be interested in forming alliances or investing in New Mexico businesses. We offer the opportunity to network with innovative entrepreneurs with a global focus, venture capitalists, scientists working on emerging technologies and service professionals with international expertise.

An Emphasis on Innovation

According to John Kao, “Innovation flows from shifts in mind-set that can generate new business models, recognize new opportunities, and weave innovations throughout the fabric of society.” Our programs are designed to spark new ideas within a stimulating network of individuals and reframe the conversation.

Robert Efroymson - Chair New Mexico-Israel Business Exchange

Jerusalem Mayor Barkat (left) and Robert Efroymson

Robert Efroymson has worked as a Lawyer and a Software Engineer. He is an Angel Investor for several years, and was a Senior Fellow at Flywheel Ventures. He has had several Community positions as well, including President of the Jewish Federation of New Mexico, and member of the Aipac National Council. Mr. Efroymson has a Law Degree from George Washington University, and a Masters degree in Computer Science from UNM. Robert is CEO of Dynamic Photonics, an optical communication startupClose