The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce and Spacecubed is delighted to invite you to its upcoming Entrepreneurs ‘Start Up Nation’ Innovation Delegation to Israel from October 29th to November 5th 2015 led by Wyatt Roy, MP Member for Longman and Marita Cheng, Entrepreneur and Young Australian of the Year
Purpose for the delegation
The objective of the trip is to both explore business and investment opportunities in Israel as well as understanding its unique entrepreneurial culture and innovative eco-system.
Our focus is always for delegates to achieve real tangible business outcomes.
The Delegation will provide you with first hand opportunity to experience the unique history, ethos and business accomplishment of Israel, by combining exposure to key Israeli industry figures, together with topical high level business meetings designed to introduce you to the right people, innovative ideas and new business opportunities.
Per capita, Israel has the largest number of start-up companies in the worldIsrael is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital funds behind the U.S.Israel has more NASDAQ listed companies than any other country, besides the U.S. and ChinaIsrael has the world’s 3rd highest rate of entrepreneurship -the highest rate among women and among people over 55Israel’s scientific research institutions are ranked 3rd in the world
Why you should participate?
Gain insight into Israel’s unique entrepreneurial and start-up ecosystem.Understand how Israel foster’s and promotes innovation.Explore investment and business opportunities.Gain access to key Israeli influencers and enable a sharing of innovative business ideas and opportunities.Network with fellow Australian executives, forming long-lasting valuable relationships.Enjoy geo-political briefings, cultural experiences, networking events and visits to some of Israel’s most iconic tourist destinations, including the Old City of Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and Masada.
Who should attend?
Business owners and executivesPolicy Planners and Public ServantsResearch & Development professionalsInvestorsAnyone with a passion and interest in innovation
Wyatt Roy - Federal Member for Longman (Queensland)
Wyatt has a strong interest in developing Australia’s start-up eco-system. He has travelled to both the Silicon Valley and Israel to investigate the ingredients of their success.
A small, but clearly forward-thinking nation, Israel, especially, has impressed him with the sheer scale of its start-up and innovation landscape. Wyatt is now working determinedly to build firm alliances in technology and research between Israel and Australia.Wyatt made history on August 21, 2010 when at age 20 he was elected the Federal Member for Longman, 60km north of Brisbane, and the youngest-ever Member of Parliament (State or Commonwealth) in Australia.
Since being crowned GQ Magazine’s Politician of the Year in 2010, he has maintained a high media profile.
Wyatt was re-elected at the September 7, 2013 poll, bolstering his former marginal hold on Longman with a five per cent swing. The defeat of Labor after six years in office installed Wyatt as part of a new Coalition government in the 44th Australian Parliament.In November 2013, Wyatt was appointed chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties. This key parliamentary body scrutinises proposed or established agreements underpinning Australia’s obligations to other nations in international law.He is also a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.
Marita Cheng - Entrepreneur & Young Australian of the Year
Marita brings energy, enthusiasm and a “gender balance” to the often male dominated area of STEM. She is excited about her first trip to Israel and looking forward to sharing her learnings with an exciting group of Australia Entrepreneurs.
Marita Cheng, 2012 Young Australian of the Year, is the Founder and CEO of 2Mar Robotics. 2Marbegan by creating robotic arms for people with a disability controlled by iPhone, Android and two different head-gyroscopic interfaces. 2Mar is now working on a consumer-priced telepresence robot with robotic arm.
Before 2Mar, Marita was the Founder and Executive Director of Robogals, which aims to get girls interested in engineering and technology careers and tertiary studies. Now having taught 35,000 girls from 9 countries our robotics workshops across 31 chapters, Robogals is internationally acclaimed. For Robogals, Marita was named 2012 Young Australian of the Year, catapulting her into the public eye.
Since 2012, Marita has completed over 200 speaking engagements including appearing on Q&A on ABC beside two Nobel Laureates and the Chief Scientist of Australia (TV audience 600,000), and alongside Ashton Kutcher at Lenovo’s #TechMyWay. As well, she has presented overseas in USA, Singapore, France, Dubai, Hong Kong and Japan.
A Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) / Computer Science graduate from the University of Melbourne, Marita serves on the boards of Robogals Global, the Foundation for Young Australians, and RMIT’s New Enterprise Investment Fund, where she helps decide on startup investments.
The programming/registration fee is:
AICC / Spacecubed Members: $6,500Non AICC / Spacecubed Members: $7,300
This charge covers group and individual meetings/customised itinerary programming, administration, mission management fee, all transportation in Israel, airport meeting service, airport transfers, entrance fees to site visits, 3 meals per day. This fee does not include airfares to and from Israel, accommodation (approx. US $350 per night-payable by delegate on hotel check out), insurances, personal expenses in room. Programming fees are payable on invoice to AICC(WA) Inc.
For further information, or to register your interest, please contact:
Brodie McCulloch | Managing Director Spacecubed | 0413556400 | firstname.lastname@example.org