Irish start-ups to compete in Start Tel Aviv international competition

18 Jul 2013

Irish-based start-ups are being encouraged to compete in the Start Tel Aviv (TLV) international competition, which will see them compete with start-ups from around the world and learn from the start-up ecosystem in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The Wall Street Journal has named Tel Aviv as Europe’s leading tech hub and Startup Genome has ranked the city as the second best place in the world to open a start-up.

The local competition to find the most innovative Irish start-up is being initiated and co-ordinated by the Ireland Israel Business Network, a bilateral business-to-business forum established in 2012, with the aim of generating greater business opportunities between the two countries.

The business network now has more than 400 members and runs frequent start-up-focused events in both countries. 

The competition is also supported by technology law firm Byrne Wallace and the National Digital Research Centre (NDRC).

Interested companies should check out the competition website.

The deadline for applications is 18 August with a pitch night for finalists to be held on 28 August.

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years