Venture Founders & Start-up Builders

Alina (Russia) | Class of 2011; Post MBA: Venture Founder, EverTravel

The Sofaer International MBA in Tel Aviv, Israel, provides students interested in founding their own venture and/ or working with startu-ps an array of opportunities to learn, experience, and prototype skills while growing professional networks.  Via our courses with entrepreneurship focus, strategic internship programs, and the variety of on campus forums, centers and clubs, you'll be equipped with the tools, concepts, and exposure necessary for a career as an entrepreneur.


Course Highlights 

  • Tech Ventures - From Idea to Execution
  • Venture Capital & Entrepreneurial Management 
  • Lessons Learned from Israeli Innovation (details below)
    a joint course with the Wharton School of Management 
  • Introduction to the Social Enterprise
  • Digital Aps - From Vision to Execution 
  • Legal Aspects of Hi-Tech Companies 
  • Entrepreneurship & New Ventures
  • Market Engineering 
  • Master Classes with Industry & Entrepreneurial Leaders
  • Hi-Tech Mergers & Acquisitions 
  • Delta Start-up Studio (details below) 

*courses subject to change 


Delta Start-up Studio
The first pre-accelerator of its kind in Israel, the Delta Start-up Studio offers Start-up Builders and Venture Founders the opportunity to prototype early-stage ventures (theirs or others) within a highly supportive and action-oriented environment.  IMBA students will tighten their venture offering, strengthen team leading capabilities, build prototypes, and solidify their pitch via workshops, prototyping rounds, and mentoring.  
The goal of the Delta Start-up Studio is to ultimately mature new concepts to be accelerator and/or pre-seed investor ready.  The course culminates in a Demo Day, where select ventures get to pitch to a panel comprised of accelerator managers and pre-seed investors.   


IMBA Internship Program 
Whether you are interested in moving forward in your current professional track or pivoting in a new direction, internships provide invaluable experience to expand skills, leverage knowledge, and increase professional networks.  IMBA students have the opportunity to take on an internship for academic credit or as a paid intern with companies ranging from large-scale Israeli firms such as NICE Systems, to international consulting companies such as Accenture, or Multinational Corporations like HP. 


8200 EISP Internship Program
During the course of their studies, IMBA students have the exclusive opportunity to intern with 8200
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Support Program (EISP) start-ups. The 8200 EISP was established by the Alumni Association of the elite Israeli intelligence unit 8200 to utilize the unit’s vast alumni network for the promotion of early stage, first-time entrepreneurs in all industries – from Internet/mobile/social media through Cleantech to Medical Device.

The McCann-Tech Internship Program  
Connecting Israeli Hi-Tech Start-ups with the World

Sofaer International MBA students interested in marketing have the exclusive opportunity to intern with McCann-Tech, a division of the global advertising giant McCann.  From December through June students will help Israeli hi-tech companies build inspiring brands, improve results and communicate effectively through digital campaigns, global media buying, and brand building.


MIT Enterprise Forum Israel
The Recanati Business School is proud to host the Israeli chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum. The MIT Enterprise Forum of Israel is a global non-profit organization (started at MIT in 1978) dedicated to promoting the growth and success of high-tech entrepreneurial ventures by connecting ideas, technology and people. The mission of the MIT Forum is to organize conferences, workshops, consultation programs and other activities where entrepreneurs, industry experts, investors and technologists exchange insights about how to effectively grow high-tech ventures while adapting to dynamic market risks and overcoming challenges. The Forum provides an excellent opportunity for networking and catching-up on the latest technologies, emerging industries and business issues.


Recanati’s Mobile Applications Forum
This forum introduces experts and new tendencies in the field of mobile application as part of a joint initiative of the Alumni Association, alumni and students from the MBA in Management of Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation program. The RMAF is aimed at businesspeople, entrepreneurs, managers, marketers and product developers seeking to expand their knowledge of the mobile applications world and the Israeli high-tech industry.


StarTAU – Tel Aviv University’s Entrepreneurship Center
StarTau’s mission is to provide entrepreneurs and students of entrepreneurship with the practical and professional guidance they need to start a successful business venture. We offer our clients mentorship programs, classroom experience, and key networking and business resources. StarTAU also link private sector entrepreneurs, angels, VCs and companies to the academic and public sector. StarTAU’s team focuses on assisting in all parts of their business ventures: business development, marketing, legal advice, and many more.

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