Chance for 10 fintech and cyber security startups to win trips to Tel Aviv

Media release | 16 June 2017

NSW fintech and cyber security startups are invited to a free event on Monday (19 June) to find out how to apply to win a career-igniting trip to the world’s innovation capital of Israel as part of a joint NSW Government and Austrade program.

The ‘Tel Aviv Landing Pad Open House’ event is from 5.30pm to 7.30pm and is being hosted by TechSydney at its headquarters at 78 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for all fintech and cyber security startups to learn more about the 2017 Tel Aviv Landing Pad program being offered by the NSW Government and Austrade and how they can apply,” NSW Minister for Trade and Industry Niall Blair said.

“Under this exciting program ten fintech and cyber security start-ups will be supported to travel to Tel Aviv in Israel this September to take part in an intensive accelerator program.”

Based out of the SOSA co-working space in Tel Aviv, the accelerator program will give NSW startups the competitive edge to help take their products global.

It will include meetings with investors, strategic partners and potential customers as well as networking opportunities and attendance at the largest international innovation industry event of the year in Israel – the DLD Innovation Festival.

If selected, startups will receive return airfares and accommodation for 10 nights as well as a 10 day, personally curated and intensive program. Applications are open until 10 July with successful applicants to be advised on 24 July 2017.

Startups that participated in last year’s Tel Aviv Landing Pad program will attend Monday’s event to talk about their experiences and successes.

“We will have representatives from companies including Sail and Meeco, as well as representatives from the NSW Department of Industry to explain the program and application process and answer any questions,” Mr Blair said.

“Tel Aviv is one of the most mature tech ecosystems in the world and this is an opportunity not to be missed by fintech and cyber security startup entrepreneurs.”

To register for Monday’s event visit: https://techsyd-telaviv.eventbrite.com.au

To apply for your chance to head to Tel Aviv visit: https://launch.innovation.nsw.gov.au/landingpad

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