Tel Aviv Startup Adventure

Unique entrepreneurship experiences based at some of Israel's best technology startups

The Tel Aviv Startup Adventure is a four-week international internship specialising in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Tel Aviv is at the heart of the global startup movement, and experience with young businesses there allows students to gather intelligence on the latest trends and enhance their own innovative capabilities.

Selected student entrepreneurs will spend four weeks based at some of Israel’s most influential technology startups. Working alongside energetic and experienced innovators, students will learn first-hand the process of founding, investing and growing an early stage business in the global startup ecosystem.

Applications are closed for the 2018 program.

Supported by

New Colombo Plan

Fast facts




Known as ‘The Startup Nation’, Israel is a major global hub for technology and innovation.



Israel is the home to many of the world’s biggest companies’ R&D labs, including Intel, Google, Sony, Facebook, GE, Nestle and Microsoft



There are at least 50 startup accelerators and incubators in Tel Aviv, and it grows every month, with roughly 1000 startups calling the city home.

Meet our adventurers

Aaron Coox
Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Information Technology
Aden Petersen
Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science
Anastassia Demeshko
Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)
Benedict Gattas
Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Economics
Freya Peng
Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Jack Gallagher
Bachelor of Agribusiness
Jacob Moore
Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Honours)
Josephine O'Boyle
Master of Business
Karen Liang
Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours)
Leon Zhan
Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours)
Louis Nieuwoudt
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Mahealani Delaney
Bachelors of Business Management/Arts
Nasia Christodoulou
Bachelor of Commerce
Phoebe Bardsley
Bachelor of Economics
Sai Wai Yan
Bachelors of Agribusiness/Sustainable Agriculture
Sam Barton
Diploma in Arts
Tony Jojo
Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Business Management
Zolboo Batkholboo
Bachelors of Commerce/Information Technology

Your startup adventure starts here

The prep begins with a workshop at UQ Idea Hub, including an introduction to entrepreneurship in Israel, cultural preparation and hot tips for making the most of your time in Tel Aviv from a local.

Week 1
Arrive in Tel Aviv, just a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean, where you’ll be matched with a local startup and meet your mentors for the month. No time to lose! Get to work!
Week 2
Now you’ve settled in with your new favourite startup, it’s a great time to attend all the extra workshops we’ve organised. Meet all the movers and shakers in the local Tel Aviv entrepreneurship community and start dreaming big.
Week 3
Continue to hustle with matched startups in between guided tech tours, a raft of opportunities to rub shoulders with local startup personalities and checking out all of the hottest local startup venues.
Week 4
It’s time to farewell your mentors, new colleagues and sponsors with a wrap-up event. This is your last chance to trade business cards and make an impact, so pop on that smile and get pumped!

So you want in?

Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in the program, you must:

  • be enrolled and taking classes in a UQ degree program.
  • have completed at least six units at UQ in your current UQ program
  • have previously participated in an Idea Hub program or UQ Weekend of Startups
  • be available for the entire four-week program
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0

Your obligations

You are expected to participate in the full four weeks of your internship and to attend all additional networking and development activities.

You will be bound to confidentiality and will be clearly informed of your legal and performance obligations.