Tel Aviv has evolved into one of the world's leading hubs for technology and innovation. Ranked by Compass 2015 Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking as the world's leading startup ecosystem outside of the US, the Nonstop City is a prime destination for entrepreneurs, investors, international R&D facilities and innovation centers.
Home to some of the world's leading academic programs in innovation, engineering and technology-related fields, the Startup City of the Startup Nation provides companies, investors and global enterprises with a multitude of talent, developed infrastructure and business opportunities.
Liberal and Connected
Carefree and liberal on the one hand, yet entrepreneurially-focused and no-nonsense on the other, Tel Aviv packs a perfect "innovation ecosystem" storm: thousands of high-tech companies and startups; leading multinationals; accelerators and co-working spaces; and dozens of networking events - all within an environment of raw urbanism, avant garde culture, a non-stop nightlife and hot sandy beaches. Tel Aviv is truly a city of the 21st century. A city made to relax, excite and provoke – a place born of dreamers and an environment that inspires to take dreams to action.
Tel Aviv's Startup Ecosystem
Tel Aviv is cultivating a thriving, accessible, and creative startup ecosystem, unparalleled in its innovation, creativity, synergy, young, and brilliant city (energy rivaled only by the Silicon Valley). Venture capital, seed funds and accelerators, co-working spaces, talent, free Wi-Fi, the Start Tel Aviv competition, global events, major international hi-tech and budding startups, leading research and academic institutions – it’s no wonder Tel Aviv was ranked one of the two most innovative cities in the world by the Wall Street Journal, and one of the top three tourist destinations by Lonely Planet. Tel Aviv is taking a quantum leap, promoting entrepreneurs, hi-tech and startups, on the backdrop of a cutting-edge art scene, beautiful beaches, outdoor cafes, urban grit, and a thriving culinary scene. All this makes Tel Aviv not just a global business center, but also, the ultimate nonstop city.
Tel Aviv's Original Entrepreneurs
This is how Tel Aviv looked like in 1909: blue skies, desolate sand dunes and 66 entrepreneurial families who had big dreams and few prospects. These are the families who founded Tel Aviv, who drew lots for tracts of barren land so they could build a modern city on them. It is no surprise therefore that in this place founded by visionaries a little more than a century ago, now beats the heart of one of the world's leading startup ecosystem.