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Tel Aviv University

Be part of the exciting startup scene at Tel Aviv University as a VC Scout and help launch the next great innovation. Connect with other startup enthusiasts, foster the local ecosystem, and help your community. Join the movement today!


Tel Aviv University (University) is an internationally recognised research institution and one of the top universities in the world for innovation and entrepreneurship. The university is a major source of talent for the tech and startup scene in Israel, and has produced some of the most successful entrepreneurs and investors in the country. University alumni have founded and invested in a number of high-profile startups, including Wix, Outbrain, Lightricks, and Lemonade.

The university is heavily invested in the startup and VC ecosystem, offering a number of initiatives to support the entrepreneurial ambitions of its students. This includes a range of courses, workshops, and networking events to help students cultivate knowledge of the industry and gain access to the right people. The university also offers its own accelerator program, which brings together experts from the tech and investment worlds to mentor student entrepreneurs.

In addition to its own initiatives, the university has also partnered with a number of external organisations, such as the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, to provide students with the expertise and resources they need to launch successful startups. University students have won a variety of awards for their ventures, including the Israel National Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the MIT Enterprise Forum Startup of the Year Award, and the Microsoft Imagine Cup.

The university has become an essential part of the startup ecosystem in Israel, bringing together an impressive network of successful entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors to create an environment in which students can thrive. With its world-class resources, supportive network, and impressive alumni, Tel Aviv University is one of the most attractive institutions for students looking to launch their own startups.

As a Scout, You Can...

Kickstart Your Venture Capital Career

Showing your skills in picking successful startups and advising founders is the surest way to build your reputation and secure a venture capital role.

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Help Your Ecosystem Thrive

Your community, region, or group thrives when its founders are given the chance to succeed before going back and reinvesting in their comunities.

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Earn a Share in Startups Without Investing in Them

Earn a share in startups you scout without the funds to invest directly just like a VC partner.

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Monetise Your Content & Community

As a podcaster, community manager, or event organiser you have a front-row seat to interesting startups which you can monetise by helping them fundraise.

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Create a Fairer Society

By identifying under-represented founders you're level the playing field for anyone to success based on merit independent from their social or ethnic background.

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Help Friends Get Funded

Help your friends who are neck-deep in their startups get the funding they need to succeed.

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Grow Your Personal Brand

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Available Programs

Startup Investor?

Investors: Receive dealflow opportunities from individuals, startups, and innovations coming out of Tel Aviv University. Sign up now to start investing in the future.

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Event Organiser

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Are you active in the entrepreneurship club at your college? Doing an MBA? Or are you a PHD student at a technical university? Help your fellow students get funded.

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