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Are You Stuck In London?

Want to escape the UK for a little while?

Have an interesting tech startup business in the UK (yeah, I know, kinda unlikely)?

Want to come and see what a real tech startup nation looks like?

I have a competition for you. Fill in a few forms and you could be jetting off on an all expenses paid luxury junket to Tel Aviv (and Israel’s capital, Jerusalem) to meet with the superstars of the tech startup world in Israel. BizCamp Tel Aviv is soliciting applications right now so what are you waiting for! Included is entrance to one of the leading tech conferences in the world, the 3 day DLD conference.

And no matter what type of business you have, it’s important to accept credit card payments from your customers. With customers increasingly wanting to make cashless payments, getting the cheapest card machine has never been more important.

And here’s an offer: ping me and I’ll come by in my electric car. What more could you possibly want?

Here’s their full PR press release blurb:

The UK’s most promising technology startup owners are being offered the chance to learn, make connections, have fun and get inspired on an all-expenses paid trip to Israel’s entrepreneurial capital, Tel Aviv. The inaugural Bizcamp Tel Aviv competition, which opened on 19th July, is offering one UK winner the chance to join a delegation of ten entrepreneurs from ten different European countries in Israel, where they will gain a unique insight into how this country of just 7.8 million people earned its nickname, the “Startup Nation.”

Organised by the city of Tel Aviv (Ed: Note, this is just a cool place, not the Capital of Israel which is Jerusalem), Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Next Web, Bizcamp’s ten day itinerary (14th-24th October) is formed around a schedule of business meetings and workshops with Israel’s most successful start-ups, entrepreneurs, tech investors and leading multinational tech firms. Seminar topics covered during Bizcamp include strategy formation, financing models, intellectual property and pitching. Bizcampers will also win exclusive “access all areas” visits to R&D centres in Tel Aviv, such as the Google Incubator, Microsoft Accelerator and the eBay Social Centre, where they will get to see up close what these global firms are developing next.

Flights, accommodation and free entry to the three-day DLD Festival in Tel Aviv are included in the prize. There is also plenty of time built into the schedule for the winner to experience everything Israel has to offer, from the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, to the nightclubs and beaches of Tel Aviv.

The judging panel will consist of:

H.E Daniel Taub, Ambassador of Israel to the UK

· Debu Purkayastha, Google, Principal – New Business Development

· Gilad Novik, CTO at small business investment specialist Horizon Ventures

· Jamillah Knowles, UK News Editor, The Next Web

For a chance to win a place at Bizcamp Tel Aviv, all young UK tech entrepreneurs have to do is fill in the online entry form at www.bizcamptelaviv.com. Entries are open from today until 22nd August. Bizcamp’s panel of entrepreneurs, investors, journalists and statesmen will then select five UK finalists to take part in a live Grand Final event on 3rd September. Entrants must be aged between 23 and 30, and must available to travel between 14th and 24th October 2012.

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Brian of London

Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian is an indigenous rights activist fighting for indigenous people who’ve returned to their ancestral homelands and built great things.
Picture of Brian of London

Brian of London

Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian is an indigenous rights activist fighting for indigenous people who’ve returned to their ancestral homelands and built great things.
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