Arik Bronshtein and Jonathan Reichental

Arik Bronshtein is the co-founder and CEO of UrbanLeap, a startup based in San Francisco, with the vision of helping the public sector to close the innovation gap. Arik started his career in the Israeli government, where he served as the director of the State Guarantees Department at the Israeli Ministry of Finance. Later, he was appointed as a director of public-private-partnership infrastructure projects (+$500M) at Shikun and Binui. Before initiating UrbanLeap, he served as the first business development at Placer.ai.

Dr. Jonathan Reichental is a multiple-award-winning technology and business leader whose career has spanned both the private and public sectors. He’s been a senior software engineering manager, a director of technology innovation, and has served as chief information officer at both O’Reilly Media and the City of Palo Alto, California. He also creates online education for LinkedIn Learning and recently published Smart Cities for Dummies. He can be reached on Twitter: @reichental.


Four ways local governments can promote startup innovation

by Arik Bronshtein and Jonathan Reichental • 1 week ago

Commentary: Two "smart city" experts urge local leaders to create regulatory environments that encourage growth and innovation.