Program Status



Program Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

Program Dates

  • Pending - 2020

Program Venue

Global Innovation Program cost

$4,950 AUD + GST.

$3,900 USD


It’s beyond just an entrepreneurship program - it’s full immersion in another culture which will challenge you, inspire you and make you reflect on your own community.
— Sean Grealy, HEX 2.0 Alumni



Known as the startup nation, Israel offers a truly sophisticated network of major global investors, startups, corporate innovation and government policy. Israel will not only give you the networks and resources to go global, but will change your perspective on business and life - no exaggeration.

Over two inspiring weeks, you’ll join a select cohort of tertiary students to learn from world-class thought leaders, and work hands-on in a Tel Aviv start-up environment.

Throughout the Tel Aviv Global Innovation Program…

We’ll be working from SOSA – one of the freshest co-working spaces in the Valley. During these two weeks, you’ll get your hands dirty solving real business problems and iterating on your own startup idea.

You’ll also have direct access to sought-after mentors, and make unforgettable connections with investors, accelerators, founders and professionals from both Australia and Israel.

You can view a sample program agenda here.






To apply for the program, you are encouraged to have an early-stage business idea or concept - or identify a problem you’d like to solve. Practical workshops and mentor sessions will guide you through the ideation process and exploratory phase so you’re ready to pitch. 


Learn about why so many tech founders choose Tel Aviv as their home base, and learn the inner workings of Israeli business culture. 

Some of the highlights of Week 1 include:

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Get an intimate insight to what’s trending in Tel Aviv startups and how you can stay ahead of the curve.

Some of the highlights of Week 2 include: 

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Accommodation &
Social Events

Accommodation is included, and is at a centrally located hostel, rated 4-stars on TripAdvisor. You’ll stay in shared accommodation, with privacy curtains, central kitchen, lounge and outdoor area.

Single accommodation upgrades are available on request.

We’ll arrange a Welcome Dinner, Farewell Lunch, a Hacker Exchange mentor meetup, and invite you to numerous events – where your attendance is optional but recommended! We’ll also give you a local guide book and plenty of free time to have meetings or explore Tel Aviv.


Payment and Funding Options

Due to high demand, we require a $500 deposit paid within 5 business days of your acceptance to the program to confirm your spot.

The remainder is payable in full 6 weeks prior to departure.

Many of our students have successfully accessed OS-HELP support of over to $6,600+ AUD, depending on their academic status, residential status, and University’s guidelines. This means you could receive this funding prior to departure to use towards your travel costs, which will be rolled into your student loan. Please check with your University Mobility department to see if you are eligible.

Other students have also successfully sought scholarships or partial funding from their faculties / schools, or university accelerators (check with your Uni) or used a crowdfunding platform.


Global Innovation Program cost

The full cost of the Tel Aviv – Student Innovation Program is 
$4,950 AUD + GST
$3,900 USD

What is covered? 

The Hacker Exchange program fee includes all interactive workshops, coursework, speakers, instructors, mentor office hours, co-working space access, educational tours of accelerators and tech companies, 13 x night accommodation, daily continental breakfast, welcome & farewell dinners.

This Program cost does not include air fares.


Interested in joining our next Tel Aviv Global Innovation Program?