It starts with an idea, a dream, but the deciding factor is the ability to take the next step and turn the idea from dream to reality. Top Startup Accelerator (TSUA) is a hands-on accelerator for start-ups at the idea stage. Located on the premises of hiCenter, Haifa’s unique accelerator for technology based start-ups, TSUA benefits from on-location hiCenter business experts. Whereas hiCenter is an accelerator for start-ups that have passed proof of concept and can demonstrate a working prototype, top Startup Accelerator is for entrepreneurs who are at dream stage and want to attain real world viability. TSUA offers a 3-month program that speeds entrepreneurs down the fast track. The potential, eligible companies will start TSUA together, benefitting from the program and the unique opportunity to take their first steps together and grow in a collaborative, synergetic environment.
The TSUA program
The program helps participants build a realistic, doable, step-by-step plan to make your idea become a viable business – there are specific, predictable milestones that need to be attained in order to achieve viability.
5,000-20,000 USD initial investment (according to the needs and maturity of the company)topStartup Accelerator will receive up to 10% equity of each company’s shares.
Satellite services: mentorship, business consulting & coaching, lectures and meetings, tech platforms, accounting &legal services, design services, PR etc. – valued at tens of thousands of dollars.
Meetings with potential investors (Angels, VC’s etc.) – opportunity to attain investment for future growth stages.
Potential to become a hiCenter company, after graduating the Top Startup Accelerator.
Pitch to investors – graduating the Top Startup Accelerator includes “Demo Day” where each startup will be given an opportunity to pitch to potential investors and secure follow on investment. www.topcenter.biz/accelerator
NESTech is a private technological incubator which encourages entrepreneurship, and is located at the renovated Haifa port. Its main goal is to transform innovative technological ideas into mature and successful companies.
NESTech is currently recruiting talented entrepreneurs with endless passion to succeed for a technological partnership. Its vision is to promote equal opportunity in society and give each and every person a chance to access the toolbox for success.
The chosen team of entrepreneurs, both Israelis and international entrepreneurs, will enjoy a highly professional working environment, including financial backing, mentoring and all the necessary facilities and supportive infrastructure. To connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/NESTech/239793862800184
Sushi Venture Partners is a new VC firm focused on Israel. They recently announced their first Israeli accelerator in association with Startupbootcamp which will be based in Haifa.The program, open to both Israeli and international citizens, will run for three months starting in December 2012. A combined package of €15,000, office space, mentoring, industry connections & support services is on offer for selected teams to fast track product development. This culminates with an investor demo day in March 2013where teams present to an audience of angel, VC and corporate investors.
MATI Haifa supports entrepreneurs, both Israeli citizens and international investors, in various fields and industries through practical, updated and subsidized services in order to turn their ideas into a successful business. MATI provides one-on-one consulting meetings, support from 50 experts, practical business trainings including special programs for entrepreneurs in the Internet, mobile and life science fields; conventions and a working and social meeting place for entrepreneurs which includes co-work space, separated office spaces, office services, a kitchen and a conference room. MATI is a nonprofit organization founded and subsidized by the Haifa municipality, Ministry of Industry and Trade and CJP Boston.
For more information: www.mati.co.il
The Bronica Entrepreneurship Center at the Technion is a single point of contact for entrepreneurship at the Technion. We accompany our audience through their journey as entrepreneurs, from inspiring beginners interested in learning about entrepreneurship, to assisting fully committed entrepreneurs at the early stages of building their start-ups.
The center, which has contributed to the establishment of dozens of start-ups, is a nonprofit organization and all its services are free of charge. Our network of top mentors, academic experts and industry partners helps innovative technologies reach the market and creative ideas become a reality.For more information: www.yazamut.technion.ac.il
Learn about the Entrepreneurship Domain at the Haifa Young Adults Center