Start-ups tap into Tel Aviv

THE founders of eight NSW-based start-ups selected to be the first users of Austrade’s Landing Pad facility in Tel Aviv were farewelled at a reception at Parliament House on September 8.

Set to depart on September 17 for an intensive two-week immersion program in Israel’s high-tech heartland, the noticeably enthusiastic delegation members were offered a personal message of encouragement by NSW Industry Minister Anthony Roberts.

“This initiative is built on the Premier’s recent visit to Israel [hosted by the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce – AICC], where NSW and Israel committed to invest $2 million into cooperative start-up and innovation projects,” Roberts said.

“Israel is one of the most exciting and innovative business environments in the world, so I urge you to make the best of this great opportunity … We want you all to succeed.”

Read the article by Shane Desiatnik in the Australia Jewish News.