Pittsburgh Israel Innovation
Offers a set of business connection services to create strong, sustainable economic bridges between Pittsburgh and Israel. As a socially responsible business designed to improve Pittsburgh’s economy, 412×972 offers a variety of scouting and business development to capitalize on similarities between Pittsburgh’s and Israel’s current business needs.
Seed funding was provided through the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and by private individuals and foundations. A number of organizations and individuals who care about Pittsburgh and Israel created 412×972 to seek to create a double bottom line:
- Create a measurable economic impact in Pittsburgh
- Reach profitability to allow growth in the number of nurtured connections and in the range and quality of services
In his role as executive director of 412×972 — the Pittsburgh Israel Innovation Link — Gal designs services to connect Pittsburgh and Israeli businesses, assists these businesses in structuring ongoing business relations and manages relationships with partner organizations and funders.
Prior to joining 412×972, Gal held a variety of executive roles in marketing, business development, sales, operations and finance. Gal holds a B.Sc. & M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Tel Aviv University, and a Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation/Master of Business Administration from Swinburne University of Technology.