The Land of
Disruptive Innovation

Day 1

Welcome to Israel

Your Tech and Innovation Israel trip will begin with opening remarks by a keynote speaker and expert in the field. Absorb the unique atmosphere in Jerusalem as you walk down to the Western Wall and experience the Old City at its finest. Descend underground into the Western Wall tunnels and walk along the Herodian retaining wall dating back to the time of Jesus.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 2

Jerusalem: A Center for Three Great Monotheistic Religions

The morning will take you through the alleyways of the Old City of Jerusalem to discover the intertwined stories of Jews, Christians and Muslims throughout all four quarters. Spend the afternoon becoming acquainted with the Israel start-up scene with a talk by a representative of the Start Up Nation and visits to innovation hubs and various start-ups located in and around Jerusalem. In the evening, venture into the heart of Jerusalem as you enter the vibrant Machane Yehuda marketplace for a tasting tour.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 3

Tragedy of the Past, Triumphs of the Future

Spend the morning at Yad Vashem, the Jewish peoples living memorial to the holocaust. Following the visit, meet with several government officials involved in promoting tech and innovation in Israel. Continue to United Hatzala, a national emergency response organization bringing Jews, Muslims, Christians and Druze together in order to save lives using innovative GPS and phone app technology.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 4

Tel Aviv: A Center of Innovation

Travel to Tel Aviv and visit the Cyber Protection Unit of the IDF’s Telecommunications Division where Sim City was created to simulate a take-over of computer systems as part of the IDF’s readiness for a future war situation. Continue to the Holtz school that provides an exclusive course for military cadets. Walk along Rothschild Boulevard, the main avenue of Tel Aviv, to hear the history of the city and visit some of the many start-ups located along the street. In the evening, enjoy the famous Tel Aviv nightlife.

Overnight: Tel Aviv

Day 5

Tel Aviv: A City of Culture and Innovation

Visit Tel Aviv University, a world center of tech and innovation. Meet with representatives of one of Israel’s leading social start-ups and an international accelerator program that provides entrepreneurs, immigrants, and returning citizens with tools and mentoring to create and develop their startup in Israel. Spend the afternoon at EdTech Israel, the national business hub that successfully connects the Israeli EdTech community with international entrepreneurs, investors, and business partners. Enjoy a cultural evening walking along the beautiful streets of ancient Jaffa.

Overnight: Tel Aviv

Day 6

Bridging the Gap in the Galilee

Visit one of Israel’s up and coming start-up companies, continuing to Haifa for an overlook on the beautiful Baha’i Gardens including a short discussion on the diversity of religion and culture in the region. Visit an incubator for startups targeting the Arab market, followed by a tour of the Technion campus.

Overnight: Tel Aviv

Day 7

Tel Aviv and Departure

Meet one of Israel’s top entrepreneurs before visiting one of Israel’s innovative and successful non-profits. Spend the afternoon enjoying the craft markets of Tel Aviv before travelling to the airport and departing from Ben Gurion Airport.

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