Online Session: From ideas to real business – how startup innovativeness reshapes the World



  • 17

  • July

  • 9 a.m.

Dear USACC members and partners,

You are cordially invited to the presentation of the book – Thou Shalt Innovate: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World by Avi Jorisch, an Israeli-American expert on Middle East affairs. Thou Shalt Innovate reveals the secret behind the innovative prowess of this small country and tells the story of an ecosystem that produces more start-ups than Canada, India, Japan, Korea, and the United Kingdom combined. This book profiles wondrous Israeli innovations that are collectively changing the lives of billions of people around the world by curing the sick feeding the hungry and protecting the defenseless. It also explores why Israeli innovators of all faiths feel compelled to make the world better in helping solve some of the world’s biggest challenges

Last year, the United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) sponsored the translation of Thou Shalt Innovate into Azerbaijani with an aim to encourage Azerbaijani start-ups – regardless of their field – to be more innovative and follow their dreams.

Join us and hear about:

  • How startup innovativeness can change the World?
  • What is a failure, and how it can lead to success?
  • What does the future look like over the ten to twenty years, and how can we help solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Big challenges = huge market opportunities.


Friday, July 17, 9 a.m. EST

Welcoming remarks:

Reza Vaziri, Board Chairman, USACC

Remarks by:

Elin Suleymanov, Azerbaijani Ambassador to the United States (TBC)

George Deek, Israeli Ambassador to Azerbaijan

Lee Litzenberger, U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan 


Avi Jorisch, Author

Tural Karimli, Board Chairman, Azerbaijan Innovation Agency


Natig Bakhishov, Executive Director, USACC

Please register at [email protected] by July 16, EOB. You will receive the conference details shortly after the registration. The session will be live-streamed over the USACC’s Facebook page:

The United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (USACC) is a Washington-based 501(c)6 trade association incorporated in 1995. USACC facilitates and encourages trade and investments between the United States and Azerbaijan.