The winners of an international startup competition held in participating countries - including the UK, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, France, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Latvia, India, China, Korea, Mexico, and Colombia - will be hosted in Israel for an intensive 5-day startup experience to learn from the startup ecosystem in Tel Aviv (October 13-17, 2013). Competition entrants were age 25-40, with seed-stage startups in the areas of Web, Mobile, and Security.
Founders of the 13 winning startup from around the world, joined by local Israeli entrepreneurs, will participate in lectures, workshops and meetings with leading Israeli investors and professionals. "Start Tel Aviv" will take place during the DLD Festival week, and participants will have the opportunity to meet the coolest and smartest companies, techies, startups, designers, artists, scientists, investors, and cultural drivers from Israel and abroad.
Start Tel Aviv 2013 is sponsored by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tel Aviv Global City, and TLV Campus, Powered by Google.
Program includes a visit to the Cities Summit Conference, showcasing innovation in cities; access to Europe’s top tech conference brand -Tel Aviv DLD Conference, a global gathering of innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world, and participation in Open Startup: a city-wide festival celebrating the startup city of Tel Aviv, with over 100 local startups and accelerators opening their doors to the general public, presenting a "behind the scenes" look into the world of startups and startupers.