Supporting Local Startups

 

The Tel Aviv - Yafo Municipality is committed to supporting local startups. We offer different services in order to promote and support early stage startups.
Which startups are entitled to these services?

 

1. Startups improving residents' quality of life as well as visitors
2. Startups who promote Tel Aviv – Yafo as a Smart City

You may apply for these services up to two times. The second application should be essentially different from the first one.

Apply on this form for the following services:
 

- Meeting with a Municipal expert- A one-on-one meeting with a municipal expert from various departments -sanitation, transportation, city veterinarian etc. - as well as from the CIO office.

 

- Beta site: The Municipality can enable entrepreneurs to test their technologies in a real setting, whether in the field of sanitation, lighting, parking management and mobility. The pilot will be held for a period of time of up to 6 months and will be limited in size. Please apply on the form above.

 

- Property tax (Arnona) reductions for startups (Batei Tochna)- in order to support startup companies, The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality offers significant benefits on property tax, according to the percentage of R&D component of the company.
To apply for reduction please submit your details on this form (in Hebrew)

- Pubic Relations - the Municipality offers brand exposure to leading startups through its various digital platforms. The scope of the exposure will be determined by the Municipality and would be subjected to changes.


Municipal Entrepreneurship Centers

 

The Library Tel Aviv
The Library provides a co-working space and facilities for early-stage startups in various smart city fields such as mobility, shared economy, waste management, bureaucracy reduction, education, personal safety and more. Startups are selected by a Municipal committee to participate in the Library's program every four months.
Located in Shalom Tower, The Library also hosts meetups, events and seminars within the scope of urban innovation.

 

Address: 9 Ahad Ha'am St.

The Platform
 A social-urban innovation center in the southern neighborhood of Neve Sha'anan. The Platform connects between local residents, social and tech entrepreneurs and NGO's in order to tackle social challenges and enable the implementation of innovative solutions within municipal projects. The Platform offers co working space, workshops and entrepreneurial courses for those who would like to contribute to the quality of life of residents and develop local entrepreneurship.

 

Address: 6 Hagalil Street

Yefet 83- Made in Jaffa
An entrepreneurial center focused on the development of the young community of Jaffa. The Made in Jaffa program hosted in Yefet 83 is an acceleration program for early stage ventures, led by Presentense. Presentense is an NGO promoting social change through entrepreneurship- a key factor to creating a prosperous society. The program offers inspirational lectures by experts and professional guidance by mentors including workshops, office hours and a possibility for a pilot.
Address: 83 Yefet Street
Made in Jaffa Facebook

Sarona Youth Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

Despite the presence of a wide-ranging innovation ecosystem in Tel Aviv, the municipality has identified a lack of policies to harness the talent of youth (ages 12-18) for the high-tech ecosystem. In order to develop and support the next generation of entrepreneurs in Israel, the Tel Aviv Foundation and the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality are establishing an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at the Sarona Complex in the heart of Tel Aviv. This center, the first of its kind in Israel, will target the best minds of Israeli youth by teaching the foundations of entrepreneurship, as well as principles of social and urban innovation. Scheduled to begin operating in September 2017 the center will offer courses, workshops, lectures and a 250 m2co-working space which can seat up to 50.