Startup Canada wants to send a Canadian company to DLD Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv

Startup Canada and the Embassy of Israel are looking for Canada’s most promising information and communications technology company. The two are hosting a competition that will send its winner to Tel Aviv, Israel.

The competition is open startup founders between the ages of 25 and 40 who have a company that is in the web or mobile space. One of the additional restrictions is that applying startups must be in the seed stage.

As mentioned, the winner will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Tel Aviv. There, they will take part in the DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival, a conference that brings together entrepreneurs, angel investors and multinational corporations from Israel and around the world. At the festival will be 23 other startups that have competed in their respective home countries to make it to Tel Aviv.

“Israel is known as the startup nation,” said Rafael Barak, Israel’s ambassador to Canada, in a statement to BetaKit. “This contest will help overcome geographic distance and strengthen the ties between Canada’s burgeoning startup community and its Israeli counterparts.”

Startup Canada CEO Victoria Lennox added, “as entrepreneurs need access to global markets, investors, and networks beyond Canada to scale, the Start Tel Aviv Competition provides an excellent opportunity for Canadian tech startups to access and leverage the Israeli ecosystem, while showcasing Canada’s best.”

Interested founders can apply to take part in the competition by visiting the Startup Canada website. Applications are due on the 31st of this month.

Image courtesy Israel Tourism.

Igor Bonifacic

Igor Bonifacic

Igor Bonifacic is a Toronto-based writer interested in exploring the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship, and life.