The Hacker Exchange connects forward-thinking entrepreneurs to the vibrant and innovative culture of Tel Aviv.
Over two inspiring weeks, you’ll join a select cohort of tertiary students to learn from world-class thought leaders and work hands-on in the Tel Aviv start-up environment.
- HEX 2.1: 3 Feb – 16 Feb 2019
Applications close 16 November 2018.
Many universities across Australia have approved The Hacker Exchange for academic credit, usually within a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) or internship elective – you can be from any faculty to apply. Speak to your course coordinator or study abroad coordinator to find out how this could work for you.
We’ve prepared this handy ‘Request for Credit’ document to help you out.
Learn why Israel is known as ‘The Startup Nation’, practice lean startup, product design, prototyping and customer intimacy, and tour some inspiring companies.
By the end of this week, you’ll know how to build a truly scalable startup business model, and understand what investors look for in fundable startups.
- Previous ‘Week 1’ highlights included touring Mobileye and Amdocs, MassChallenge accelerator, Q&A with a VC.
Discover the art and science of growth hacking and cutting edge marketing strategies for your startup. Learn how to structure your pitch deck and practice pitching to Tel Aviv investors.
Get an intimate insight to what’s trending in Tel Aviv and how you can stay ahead of the curve.
- Previous ‘Week 2’ highlights included visiting Tel Aviv University, Facebook and SifTech, Growth Hacking workshop, all day Pitch coaching, Q&A with a startup CTO.
Throughout the Program…
We’ll be working from Sosa – one of the freshest co-working spaces in Tel Aviv and home to the Austrade Landing Pad. During these two weeks, you’ll get your hands dirty solving real business problems and iterating on your own startup idea.
You’ll also have direct access to sought-after mentors in Tel Aviv, and make unforgettable connections with investors, accelerators, founders and professionals from both Australia and Israel.
The full cost of the Tel Aviv – Student Innovation Program is $4,950 AUD, including GST.
What is covered?
The Hacker Exchange Program covers:
- 13 x nights shared hostel accommodation in Tel Aviv
- Breakfast each day
- All coursework, speakers, instructors
- Co-working space access
- Mentor office hours
- Educational tours of accelerators and tech companies
- Internal transportation such as cabs/mini buses (not including airport pickup/drop-off)
- At least 3 x lunches
- At least 3 x dinners/social events.
This Program cost does not include air fares.
About your accommodation & social events
Accommodation is included, and is at an awesome, centrally located hostel. You’ll stay in comfortable dorms, with a central kitchen, lounge, bar and rooftop area. Single / Twin Share accommodation upgrades are available on request.
We’ll arrange a Welcome Dinner, Farewell Lunch, a Hacker Exchange mentor meetup, and invite you to numerous events – where your attendance is optional but recommended! We’ll also give you a local guide book and plenty of free time to have meetings or explore Israel.
What are my payment and funding options?
Due to high demand, we require a $500 non-refundable deposit within 5 business days of your acceptance to confirm your spot.
The remainder is payable in full 6 weeks prior to departure. Payment plans can be arranged on a case-by-case basis.
Many of our students have successfully accessed OS-HELP support of over $6,600+ AUD, depending on their academic status, residential status, and University’s guidelines. This means you could receive this funding prior to departure to use towards your travel costs, which will be rolled into your student loan. Please check with your University Mobility department to see if you are eligible.
Other students have also successfully sought scholarships or partial funding from their faculties / schools, or university accelerators (check with your Uni) or used a crowdfunding platform.