aws First goes Tel Aviv
The start of something awesome:
aws First goes international. First stop Tel Aviv.
aws First goes international connects selected aws First entrepreneurs with experts and key players around the globe. The tailor-made incubation program connected rising Austrian startups with Israeli experts and key players facilitating a cross-cultural experience. Our participating startups benefited not only from inspiring workshops, talks, community events, field trips, intense mentoring and pitching opportunities - but also from new and fresh perspectives and approaches of our foreign experts and mentors.
For the first international program, the startups spent one week in Tel Aviv, the startup nation, to get to know the Israeli ecosystem. To start off, they visited the startup DaPulse, talked about the importance of creativity and worked on the crucial ability to think outside the box. Followed by sessions to broaden their entrepreneurial mindset and being fully aware of influences when making decisions.
Apart from that, top secrets have been revealed by Venture Capitalists, continued by an inspirational and interactive talk about mental toughness by an amazing TEDx speaker, followed by intense 1:1 mentoring and network building.
For the great final there was a pitch competition. In this setting, all Austrian startups had the chance to pitch their idea in front of our Israeli judges, to get valuable feedback and convince them to vote for their business idea.