Canada-Israel Start-Up Competition

| November 29, 2018
Submitted by Chris Gaspic for Degroote School of Business: Israeli Entrepreneurship Initiative

2018/19 Canada-Israel Start-Up Competition

Do you have an innovative business or business idea? If you answered yes, then register for the Canada-Israel Start-Up Competition.

The grand prize is an all-inclusive 12-day organized trip to Israel (known as “Start-Up Nation”)  for up to three members of your team. The trip to Israel will help you develop your idea and bring it to market and grow your market for your innovative start-up.

All teams will get guidance about growing their business and advice about running successful crowdfunding campaigns.

Important Dates:

  • Thursday, February 7
    Deadline for registering to participate.
  • Friday, February 26 (by 4:00 p.m.)
    Deadline for written submissions.
  • Thursday, March 7
    Four finalists are announced.
  • Thursday, March 14
    Finalists have a Q&A session with the judges. An award ceremony for all the competition participants is held.
  • Summer 2019
    12 day trip to Israel for up to three members of the winning team.
  • Summer 2019
    Students who traveled to Israel give a presentation about their experience.

Who Can Enter?

Each team should consist of two or more members. The interdisciplinary team should have at least one DeGroote School of Business student when registering for the competition.

Business Types

The competition is open to teams with innovative business ideas or start-ups in all fields that would benefit from a trip to Israel and will have a positive impact on society.

For more information, please visit or email Elina Ojanen.

Please note that the competition details have changed recently, feel free to contact Elina Ojanen if there you have any questions.


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