In an effort to grow their entrepreneurial ecosystem, the Australian Minister of Industry, Innovation and Science, Christopher Pyne, has initiated a new global program, where “Landing Pads” are placed at key technology hubs around the world. Israel is one of them. The aim of the Landing Pads are to provide an onsite space for Australian entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, and business executives to see firsthand how the startup scene operates in their respective hubs. What looks like a small office in trendy co-working space SOSA in south Tel Aviv, is really a small hub for creating super connections and making Australian start up dreams come true.
The Australian Landing Pads are in five locations across the world, and each has a location manager who is responsible for making connections to investors, creating opportunities, mentoring, providing services, and being a hi-tech home for the Australian entrepreneurs looking to create global startup solutions.
In Tel Aviv, the Australian-Israeli Landing Pad is a success when it comes to opening doors and allowing for worldwide expansion. By providing a place for visiting Australians to land and be immediately integrated into the heat of the startup scene, the knowledge exchange and new resources alone help to catapult the growth of the Australian startup scene.