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NSW Govt seeks 10 security & fintech startups for Israel accelerator program

19 Jun 2017

The New South Wales Government is looking for 10 cybersecurity and fintech startups to find out more about Israel in an event at TechSydney tonight.

As part of the event, the startups will be offered the chance to participate in an accelerator program based in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The event is part of a joint initiative from the NSW Government and Austrade, which aims to encourage startups to develop a more competitive edge for their companies.

The event will bring together representatives from the NSW Government, as well as founders in the 2016 winners event such as Phriendly Phishing, Sail and Meeco.

“We will have representatives from companies including Sail and Meeco, as well as representatives from the NSW Department of Industry to explain the program and application process and answer any questions,” comments NSW Minister for Trade and Industry Niall Blair.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for all fintech and cyber security startups to learn more about the 2017 Tel Aviv Landing Pad program being offered by the NSW Government and Austrade and how they can apply,” Blair says.

“Under this exciting program ten fintech and cyber security start-ups will be supported to travel to Tel Aviv in Israel this September to take part in an intensive accelerator program."

The startups will receive return airfares and accommodation for 10 nights in addition to an intensive 10 day program.

The program will also include meetings with investors, strategic partners and potential customers, networking opportunities and the chance to attend Israel's DLD Innovation Festival.

“Tel Aviv is one of the most mature tech ecosystems in the world and this is an opportunity not to be missed by fintech and cyber security startup entrepreneurs," Blair concludes.

The accelerator will be held tonight from 5.30pm at TechSydney headquarters 78 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst. Interested attendees can register here.

Startups have until July 10 to apply for the Israel accelerator program, here. Winners will be announced on July 24.

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