Do you want to UP your capabilities and expand your startup to the world through the one-of-a-kind Israeli ecosystem (mentors, investors, and professionals)? Then UP Tel Aviv is waiting for you!
We are the first and only acceleration program focused on opening up Turkish startups to the Israeli ecosystem, and through it to the United States and global markets with a hybrid (75% online) agenda. This unique program has been designed by Boğaziçi Ventures, TURUNÇ Law Firm, GN-Z11 of Israel, and Reichman University, Israel’s #1 entrepreneurship school.
The program will be run in collaboration with the Amazon Web Services Startup Loft Accelerator program.
Top Israeli university known for its entrepreneurship programs
Global tech company providing training and special incentives for startups
In-person and online sessions, seminars, workshops, and mentorship and coaching sessions
Networking events with Israeli and Turkish ecosystem players
1-on-1 meetings with leaders and professionals from the Israeli startup ecosystem
Impact of combining the visions and experience of strong organizations
Deadline for Applications: 5 February 2023
Evaluating Applications: 8 February – 17 February 2023
Program Schedule: 2 March 2023 – 1 July 2023 (18 Weeks)
In-person sessions: The program will start in Istanbul on 2-3 March 2023. Further sessions will be held in Istanbul one day a week during the weeks of 3 April and 10 April 2023. Closing sessions will take place in Israel during the week of 26 June 2023.
Online sessions: 6 weeks of Amazon and 8 weeks of Reichman University courses (average of 3 hours per week).
Eligibility: Early and growth-stage technology startups (excluding gaming), based in or with a strong connection to Turkey, who are looking to expand their operations in the U.S. and global markets through the Israeli ecosystem will be able to apply.
The 18-week program consists of 14 weeks of online and 4 weeks of onsite training. Founders must individually participate in the program and commit an average of 3 hours per week (with busier schedules during the kickoff and closure weeks).
The program’s kickoff week will be in-person in Istanbul and the closing week sessions will be held in-person in Tel Aviv. All other sessions will be online.
All costs will covered by the program partners.