Star Farm Ventures and The Start-Up Nation

2013-05-28 by Ronn Torossian

start up nation israel

The 2011 book, “Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle” took the technology world by storm as it “addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel– a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources– produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada and the UK?” And indeed, the book discussed the resilience, aggressiveness and risk-taking of Israeli companies as they grow and succeed in worldwide markets.

The Israeli Public Relations market grows, with major players including Edelman, and others maintaining thriving offices in the State of Israel. And worldwide, Israeli tech companies hire Public Relations Agencies to serve their needs. (Although the New York Times chronicled the failure of the first electric car, founded by an Israeli company on its front page today).

And Ronn Torossian who prior to founding 5WPR worked in communications for the Israeli Government is surely someone in touch with the growth of the Israeli technology field. As such, Star Farm Ventures, a New York City based venture-capital fund which helps Israeli star-up companies flourish in the American market recently announced a partnership with 5WPR.

Star Farm Ventures has a NY collaborative work enviornment where their funded companies have office space. Companies in their portfolio include Bizzabo, Askem and

Equala, a “social radio app where you can play your friends music with the touch of a button.” The companies will work together to build the marketing & PR strategies of Star Farm companies.

About Ronn Torossian

Ronn Torossian is the Founder and CEO of 5W Public Relations. He is an experienced leader in the public relations industry with over 20 years of experience. Ronn Torossian has been named as Public Relations executive of the year by the American Business Awards, and has run countless award-winning Public Relations programs.

Ronn Torossian: Insights from a Native New Yorker and CEO of 5WPR

Ronn Torossian is the founder and CEO of 5W Public Relations, one of the largest independently-owned PR firms in the United States. With over 20 years of experience crafting and executing powerful narratives, Torossian is one of America's most prolific and well-respected Public Relations professionals. Since founding 5WPR in 2003, he has led the company's growth, overseeing more than 200 professionals in the company's headquarters in midtown Manhattan. With clients spanning corporate, technology, consumer and crisis, in addition to digital marketing and public affairs capabilities, 5WPR is regularly recognized as an industry leader and has been named "PR Agency of the Year" by the American Business Awards on multiple occasions. Throughout his career, Torossian has worked with some of the world's most visible companies, brands and organizations. His strategic, resourceful approach has been recognized with numerous awards including being named the Stevie American Business Awards 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year, the American Business Awards PR Executive of the Year, twice over, an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year semi-finalist, Metropolitan Magazine's Most Influential New Yorker, a 2020 Top Crisis Communications Professional by Business Insider, and a recipient of Crain’s New York 2021 Most Notable in Marketing & PR. Torossian is known as one of the country's foremost experts on crisis communications, and is called on to counsel blue chip companies, top business executives and entrepreneurs both in the United States and worldwide. Torossian has lectured on crisis PR at Harvard Business School, appears regularly on CNN & CNBC, is a contributing columnist for Forbes and the New York Observer, and has authored two editions of his book, "For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results With Game-Changing Public Relations," which is an industry best-seller. A NYC native, Torossian lives in Manhattan with his children. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and active in numerous charities