A free trip to Israel is on offer for 10 Australian fintech and cybersecurity startups

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy during a visit to the Moriah War Memorial College in Sydney. Netanyahu’s visit to Australia is the first by an Israeli Prime Minister, and will inclsude meetings with Turnbull, the Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, and the the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian. Photo: Dean Lewins / Getty Images.

The NSW government and Austrade are looking for fintech and cybersecurity startups interested in travelling to Israel for business opportunities.

The 2017 Tel Aviv Landing Pad scheme will provide flights and accommodation for 10 NSW-based companies to travel to the Israeli capital for a 10-day programme of meeting investors, partners and potential clients, plus attending the DLD Innovation Festival.

“Tel Aviv is one of the most mature tech ecosystems in the world and this is an opportunity not to be missed by fintech and cyber security startup entrepreneurs,” said NSW trade and industry minister Niall Blair.

TechSydney’s office in inner city Sydney on Monday evening will host an “open house” event that will provide in-person information on the landing pad, with past winners present to talk about their experiences.

“We will have representatives from companies including Sail and Meeco, as well as representatives from the NSW Department of Industry to explain the program and application process and answer any questions,” said Blair.