IATI Israel Accelerators
Focus: founders of early-stage start-ups, as well as sole entrepreneurs with an idea in mind, in all sectors
Take: 500 NIS - a symbolic participation fee
Location: Workshop meetings take place at Tel Aviv and Hertzelia, hosted by a partner network. Shared office space (optional, for entrepreneurs who need it) is located in Bat-Yam.
Deadline: Jan. 1, 2013 3:00
Focus: Internet & Mobile focus; there is no limitation on sector of startup
Companies selected for DreamIt Israel spend the first month in Israel then go to New York City to join 10 other companies for three months as part of DreamIt NYC. DreamIt Israel companies present at two Demo Days, one in New York City and one in Israel.
The thesis of DreamIt is that if you remove as many obstacles as possible, and give entrepreneurs as many resources and as much support as possible, a little bit of magic happens. DreamIt provides startups up to $30,000, 1:1 mentorship, common workspace, donated legal and accounting services, and the opportunity to present their companies to a large group of investors on Demo Day.
In 5 years, DreamIt's Philadelphia and New York accelerators have helped launch 95 companies, including such successful companies as SCVNGR, SeatGeek, Take the Interview, CloudMine, Notehall, SupplyHog and Adaptly.
Deadline: Jan. 1, 2013 3:00
Focus: MassChallenge is the largest-ever startup accelerator and competition, and the first to support high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs with no strings attached. MassChallenge uses a competition format to select startups for the accelerator program. Anyone can enter MassChallenge, with any startup, in any industry, from anywhere in the world.
Give: MassChallenge help early-stage entrepreneurs win by offering:
• Four-month accelerator program. World-class mentorship and training, free office space, access to funding, legal advice, cofounders, media exposure and more.
Take: None; no strings attached, no equity taken and no restrictions applied to the startups or entrepreneurs that participate (nominal entry fee applies)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Tel-Aviv, Israel
Next Class Opening: June 25, 2013
Deadline: Apr. 9, 2013 2:00
Focus: Early stage startups doing big things in Cloud, Internet, and mobile.
Give: The Windows Azure Accelerator is a four-month program aimed at helping early stage startups doing big things in cloud, web and mobile. Microsoft will provide a creative workplace, top mentors and all the tools startups need to put their company on a trajectory to success.
The accelerator takes place at the Microsoft Israel Research and Development Center (ILDC) in Hertzlia Pituach, the Israeli Silicon Valley.
Microsoft allows development in many different languages and development tools as per the startups' preference, and will provide them with cloud and software infrastructures. Moreover, Microsoft requests no stake equity in the participating startups but instead will focus on advancing them and the high-tech industry at large.
Microsoft is currently selecting high-potential startup companies to participate in this comprehensive end-to-end support program. The selected companies will meet demanding criteria regarding vision, level of technology, management quality, and ability to perform. Each startup will be able to leverage a development environment based on the cloud services of Windows Azure, including development tools, processing and storage resources, and more, to a value of tens of thousands of dollars per startup at no charge. The tools will remain at the startups' disposal even after they complete their incubation.
The developers will receive training and supervision from senior Israeli hi-tech figures, including top executives from Microsoft Israel and the Development Center. The start-ups will enjoy accounting services from Ernst & Young, legal consultation from Pearl-Cohen-Zedek-Latzer, pitching practice with Donna Abraham, advisors from ESOP will help the companies to find solutions to the various aspects of Stock Based Incentive Plans for the company employees, and many more.
The Startups will enjoy the Bizpark programs, including two years usage of Microsoft cloud, worth around 60,000 $, for free.
Lastly, we launched an effort with the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Technion: the first attempt in the world, out of Georgia Tech’s accelerator – Flashpoint – to boost success of startups in an accelerator program using scientific tools as an integral part of the accelerator. We’re becoming a startup academy for real!
Take: Microsoft does not take any equity in startups on the program.
Location: Hertzelya Pituach - Microsoft Offices.
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2012 3:00
Give: €15K, Office space, GKH package, Deloitte consulting, Online services total value of $200K and mentors, local and international.
Take: 8% equity
Deadline: Jan. 26, 2013 3:00
The Junction is an open house for entrepreneurs. Any active entrepreneur (regardless of his/her idea) is welcome to join, be a part of, and work at The Junction.
Give: Entrepreneurs at the junction enjoy a place to work out of and great people to work with. We also give back to the community by having open talks every Thursday.
In addition to Thursdays'' open talks, teams (and Alumni) at The Junction enjoy "twitter-free founder lunches" with industry luminaries like David Lawee (head of M&A for Google), Jeff Kowalski (CTO, Autodesk) and "office hours" with industry experts in fields such as UI/UX, marketing, product, finance, presentation skills and more.
At the end of every wave The Junction holds a demo day showcasing demos by the members and alumni to the industry's most prominent angel investors. Some of the funded Junction teams include EatWith, Simplee, ClarityRay, Vidit, Moment.me, and more.
But wait, that's not all. We are happy to announce that starting from wave 7, The Junction will be collaborating with General Motors & MasterCard to provide members with strategic knowledge and advice, access to programs, industry experts, corporate resources and more. MasterCard will be a real asset for any payment related startup, and GM can be a huge help for Smart Sensing and Computer Vision Systems, Human Machine Interface and Wireless Enablers.
Take: This is a pure for-the-community, "pay-it-forward" activity. No equity, no finders' fee, no right of first refusal. All we ask is that you commit to support and help your fellow entrepreneurs with your knowledge and experience and thereby help The Junction's community as it in return helps you.
Deadline: Mar. 3, 2013 3:00
Focus: Co-working space for early stage startups
Give: The Library provides a shared-working space and hub facilities. In addition, The Library offers networking events, meetups, and professional infrastructure for young entrepreneurial visionaries.
Location: Migdal Shalom, 9 Ahad Ha'am, Library floor, Western Wing, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Next Class Opening: (reopening on March 2013 after renovation. more details to follow)
Deadline: Mar. 18, 2013 3:00
Highly Skilled Olim and Returning Citizens.
Coworking space at Tel Aviv University
Program of lectures
Office hours with experts and investors
Networking / events
Take: 1000 ils/month/team
Location: Tel Aviv University
Ashdod (from April 2013)
Deadline: Jan. 23, 2013 3:00
Focus (Sector): We’re looking for innovative software and web-based technologies that address a real need and target a large market. These startups will typically develop products in consumer applications, advertising technologies, mobile, SaaS, gaming, ecommerce, security, and the like. Startups must have at least a working beta, but we’ve also accepted startups that already had paying customers, millions of downloads of their mobile app and some with more than $500K in funding prior to beginning the program.
* Partner & Customer Connections: We will connect you with leading technology companies, emerging startups and potential customers that are specifically relevant to your venture, helping your product get traction.
* Access to Leading Investors: Our program provides multiple opportunities to build relationships with Silicon Valley’s leading investors and venture funds. They will engage in special sessions, drop by to meet the companies and attend the final "Demo Day" when you present your startup.
* Direct Mentorship: You will be supported by a network of experienced Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and executives. This process will enable you to set clear objectives, receive continuous feedback and address the issues that matter most to you.
* Seed Funding: Up to $20k to cover your costs during the 3-month program, enabling you to remain laser-focused on your venture.
* Silicon Valley Basecamp: We assist with your living arrangements and offer a vibrant, shared workspace to innovate, collaborate, and accelerate your startup.
* Special Perks: We have partnered with some of the leading companies in the world to offer you benefits that will help accelerate your startup’s development.
Take: Up to 8% common stock
Location: Palo Alto, Silicon Valley
Registration Deadline: Round 1 = February 21, Round 2 = March 15
Deadline: Apr. 14, 2013 2:00