TAU's Innovation Incubator Hosts International Business Week Tuesday, February 5, 2013
StarTAU's fourth annual workshop nurtures global entrepreneurship
Heralded as the "start-up nation," Israel attracts professionals from around the world seeking to learn the secrets behind Israeli innovation. From March 4–10, 2013, a select group will get an inside look when StarTAU — Tel Aviv University's Entrepreneurship Center — hosts its fourth annual International Business Week.
Forty attendees — budding entrepreneurs, businesspeople, young professionals, MBA graduates and students from across the globe — will get a first-hand look at the country's unique start-up environment. International Business Week is designed to empower participants to take the steps necessary to execute their ideas and business plans, and to be inspired by Israel's innovative business landscape. Lecture series topics include starting a business, raising capital, effective resource management, and strategic planning.
Attendees also have the opportunity to develop their pitching skills by working with successful Israeli investors and entrepreneurs, attend networking events, meet with high-tech executives, visit start-up companies, and travel around the country. All events during the week-long program are held in English.
Elad Cohen, Vice President for Business Development at StarTAU, notes that International Business Week has over 100 alumni who continue to promote the program. "IBW is one of the best opportunities to become acquainted with the Israeli entrepreneurial scene. It is a unique chance to network with peers, with investors, and with serial entrepreneurs from Israel and all over the world," he says.
StarTAU has been offering support for aspiring entrepreneurs since 2009, and remains the largest center of its kind in Israel. "StarTAU creates positive side effects by encouraging other places, such as universities and municipalities, to launch centers like ours due to the high demand for entrepreneurial education," adds CEO and founder Oren Simanian.