UpStart

UpStart Program exposes students to the entrepreneurial eco-system and provides practical tools and experiential learning in the local startup environment.


The UpStart program works to instill an entrepreneurial mindset in students, endowing them with valuable knowledge, tools and skills necessary to take a leadership role in an entrepreneurial startup or business venture.

 

The program includes fundamental courses in entrepreneurial strategic thinking, user design, legal and financial aspects of startup ventures and behavioral and psychological aspects of creativity and innovation.

 

Students in this specialization will work on a final project in teams, creating the building blocks for an entrepreneurial venture. Throughout the year, students work closely with industry mentors on all stages of building their venture idea. By end of the program students pitch their ventures to accelerators and potential investors.

 

The program offers field visits to Israeli companies, networking opportunities and guest lectures by leading figures in the Startup eco-system.

 

Details

 

  • The UpStart program takes place in the 3rd year of studies
  • The courses are held Fridays over 1 academic year
  • Credit points allocated individually by each school
  • The program includes 4 courses
  • Final project in venture creation
  • The program is limited to 50 participants

Admissions

 

  • Current 2nd-year students, going into their 3rd year of studies or 4th year students
  • Top students (GPA) or students with a proven record in extracurricular activities
  • Applicants who do not submit a video (see the form) will not be considered
  • Applications applied by June 1st, 2022
  • Decisions given: June 15th, 2022
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Important

 

 

  • All courses are on Fridays: 8:00-13:00
  • The entire program is in English
  • The program is very demanding and requires hard work and
  • high motivation

 

 

*For further information please email: Sharon.zahavi@idc.ac.il

Nitzan Weiss

I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in the Upstart program. The program gave me practical tools and exposed me to the entrepreneurial eco-system. It is unique among all academia's courses, had amazing teamwork alongside professional mentors!

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