Five years in the past Campus Tel Aviv opened its doorways. It’s a hub to help Israel’s sturdy and rising startup neighborhood, the place entrepreneurs from completely different walks of life and at completely different phases of their journey can come collectively to be taught, share and join.
And join they’ve. Our members have hosted over 3,200 occasions with greater than 250,000 members, met with distinguished company together with the President and Prime Minister of Israel, and used Campus as a platform to empower their very own communities and construct bold new corporations.
Startups like Syte.AI, SaferVPN and Veed.me have come to Campus to be taught from Googlers and get assist taking their companies world. Tal Gadot, Omer Kenet and Tomer Mesika of RapidUI joined Tel Aviv’s Campus Experts Summit in 2017. They sought assist to launch their web site builder and, after two weeks of working with Google mentors from the U.S., they determined to alter their positioning and shift the main focus of their go-to-market technique, with nice success.
We’ve labored onerous during the last 5 years to help underrepresented entrepreneurs and create a extra inclusive startup ecosystem. For instance, ladies make up round 40 p.c of members in our education schemes and we heard from many ladies who had been on maternity go away that they might love to meet their dream of beginning a enterprise. So we created Campus for Moms, the place moms can deliver their infants to work. We’ve expanded this program to our fellow Campuses in London, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Madrid and Warsaw. We’ve additionally helped help different neighborhood applications via advertising and marketing, free house and mentoring, corresponding to She Codes, a ladies’s coding bootcamp, which has grown from 10 members to greater than 16,000.
We additionally created APPlicable, a program that helps startups make their cellular apps extra accessible to folks with disabilities. We related greater than 50 startups with teams of individuals with disabilities, who examined the app and supplied suggestions on the app’s accessibility. Through this program, a product lead at Fiverr realized how components of their app had been troublesome to navigate utilizing voice-over and included suggestions from a tester. We’re wanting ahead to bringing the APPlicable program and our learnings to our different Campuses around the globe within the coming months.
Nearly day by day we hear about Israeli entrepreneurs constructing thrilling new applied sciences that may have a constructive influence on the world. We’ll proceed to help the startup neighborhood in Israel; later this 12 months Campus Tel Aviv is transferring to a bigger location, and we’re additionally bringing on board a Head of Campus to guide our efforts there. I’m additionally excited to guide plenty of new applications, each at our expanded house and globally.
Thanks to everybody who has been part of our journey thus far! Here’s to the following 5 years, and the nice tales and profitable corporations that we’ll create collectively.
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