Meet the Jerusalem branch of American accelerator MassChallenge, which offers an international jumping-off point for Israeli entrepreneurs.

MassChallenge, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, announced in May the selection of 52 high impact, high potential early-stage startup finalists for the 2017 program in Israel. Nearly 500 startups had competed for acceptance.

The goal, explains Israel Ganot, CEO of MassChallenge Israel, is to give talented entrepreneurs the tools needed to succeed and to create a significant influence on the particular city.

In this video, Ganot explains how this is done and why Jerusalem is a particularly strategic choice for entrepreneurs.