• TAVtech Fellowship

    The TAVtech Fellowship connects students to Israel's economy by offering them access to Israel's top entrepreneurs and through an engaging educational program, giving them tangible, high-demand, technical skills.


    Program Structure: One cohort for students of diverse academic backgrounds to participate in an intensive introductory programming curriculum. One cohort that allows accomplished computer science students to work with cutting-edge technologies.

    Classes: Taught by successful entrepreneurs, industry professionals, and top academic practitioners from Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University, and the Technion: Coding for Non-Coders Bootcamp, Data Science and Analytics Intensive For Beginners, Cybersecurity Intensive, Artificial Intelligence Intensive, Data Science and Big Data Intensive, and Virtual Reality Intensive.

    Additional Components: The TAVtech Speaker Series features Israel’s top venture capitalists, start-up entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders. The TAVtech Weekend Retreats take Fellows to a unique set of destinations in Israel for incredible sightseeing, cultural immersion, and community building. The TAVtech Hackathon brings Fellows from all classes and skill levels together in building cutting-edge solutions to global problems.

    Important Information

    All participants are responsible for cost of and arranging their own flights.

    Priority applications closed on July 15, 2018. Applications will close on October 2, 2018.

    Sunday, December 22, 2019 – Sunday, January 19, 2020

    Program Cost
    $550, collected by TAVTech

    Subject to scholarship availability. Fellows pay a $550 non-refundable fee. The Fellowship includes housing, instruction, and most programmed activities including touring trips around Israel and weekend retreats.

    Participation and Security Deposit
    $275, Israel Experience to collect credit card authorization

    Apartments or dorm-style housing in the Tel Aviv area.

    The number of participants to an apartment or room is dependent on the size of the accommodations and number of participants on the program.

    While meeting common standards, Onward Israel housing differs by program and even within a program. To learn more about this and other Onward Israel housing details, please visit our housing FAQ.

    This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other lead philanthropists, and TavTech.


    Acceptance Criteria

    Young students and entrepreneurs aged between 18 – 27.

    Target schools include NYU, Harvard, Cornell, MIT, UC Berkeley, and Johns Hopkins, but applications are welcome from any other school and country.

    Sample Daily Schedule
    9 am Breakfast & Learn with Jeff Pulver, founder of Vonage

    10 am Instruction in Python data structures

    12 pm Break for Lunch

    2 pm Instruction in SQL Database Querying

    5 pm Community Beach Trip

    8 pm Meet & Greet at Aleph Venture Capital Firm

    For More Information

    For more information about these programs in general, please contact: Marcos Galante MGalante@taventure.org

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