Israel Calling 2017 - APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Tap into global innovation this September with a trip to world-leading startup hub the Tel Aviv Landing Pad, sponsored by the NSW Government and Austrade.



The Experience

“Austrade's Tel Aviv Landing Pad not only facilitated access to leading VCs, investors, mentors and partnerships; it provided cutting-edge workshops and training in all areas of launching and running our fintech startup.
I feel confident facing the challenges ahead, and I know I have the support network and expertise behind me when I need it to draw on it. The Tel Aviv Landing Pad is more than a 10-day intensive program of workshops and training; it offers a complete mindset shift in what it takes to be a successful global startup.”

- Casey Elmer, Sail



“Israel is an ecosystem that anyone interested in building the Australian technology industry needs to experience.”

- Jeremy Liddle, CapitalPitch 


Who are we looking for?

The NSW Government, in collaboration with Austrade, is offering up to 10 NSW cyber and fintech startups the opportunity to take part in an intensive accelerator program in Tel Aviv, Israel. We are looking for startup entrepreneurs who are ready to take their product global and help build NSW and Sydney’s reputation as the leading Asia Pacific innovation hub.



What will you receive if selected?
  • Return economy airfares to Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Accommodation for 10 nights
  • A 10 day, personally curated and intensive program to give you the innovative edge to grow your startup, including;
    • The opportunity to raise your global profile
    • Access to world leaders in innovation, entrepreneurship  and venture capital
    • Meetings with Israel-based multinationals
    • Meetings and engagement with globally successful Israeli fintech startups
    • The opportunity to enhance your global market strategies to "think globally"
    • Participation in the biggest international innovation industry event of the year in Israel – DLD Tel Aviv
    • Meetings with mentors to address business or technical challenges
    • Exploration of commercialisation partners supported under a new NSW/ Israel innovation agreement
    • An enriched understanding of successful collaboration models with corporates and research institutions
    • Home base during the program at Israel start-up hub SOSA
    • Opportunities to gain unique insights into cybersecurity and data science
    • Networking and continuing development opportunities after returning to Australia