Summer Programs

Innovation Bootcamp

Socially motivated, AI oriented, Business Innovation Program

July 17-26 2022

Application deadline: June 1, 2022

  • 10-day intensive hands-on program with leaders of Israel’s “Start-Up Nation”

  • Centered in Tel Aviv-Yaffo, ranked as one of the world’s most innovative and attractive cities

  • Undergraduate 3 credit program (US or ECTS)

  • Guided tours to historical Yaffo & Jerusalem

  • Site visits to business and social innovators

  • Practical experience in developing a business proposal and strategy

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The Innovation Bootcamp is designed for under-graduates and graduates interested in entrepreneurship, innovation, artificial intelligence, and social impact.

Program Goals

  • Uncover new ways to promote social and business innovation
     

  • Learn how to translate new ideas into new realities
     

  • Harness the skills needed to formulate and execute an idea, from conception to realization
     

  • Discover the power of Artificial Intelligence in driving innovation
     

  • Identify ways to engage clients, develop resources, and coexist in the innovation ecosystem

Program Highlights

  • Mentored process of building an innovative business plan in small groups
     

  • Unique opportunity to present and get feedback from business leaders
     

  • Na Laga’at Executive Workshop to develop creative approaches and tools for coping with change, guided by blind/deaf staff members
     

  • Tour of the Peres Israeli Innovation Center showcasing Israeli start-up culture
     

  • Trip to historic Yaffo and M&H, Israel’s first whisky distillery
     

  • Jerusalem Old and New: ASPER-HUJI Innovate, Old City, and the Machane Yehuda Market

*Program details are subject to change

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The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo (MTA) is a mid-sized public college located in the heart of Yaffo, a culturally rich community just  moments away from the beaches and metropolitan city of Tel Aviv. Classes will take place on the MTA campus with access to all amenities including 2 libraries, computer labs, and study rooms. In-person instruction will follow the guidelines laid out by the Ministry of Health.

Double Room

Participants will stay in the center of Tel-Aviv.  Rooms will be shared with either 1 or 2 other participants. Each room is equipped with a single bed and a private washroom. Price of room is included in the tuition of the program. Participants will be responsible for meals unless otherwise stated.

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Participants will receive a Rav Kav card (a pre-pay green card to ride on Public transportation). There is a direct bus line between the accommodation and the college. 
Electric Scooters found at desgnated spots around the city, can be rented from the following companies: Wind, Bird, Lime. For use download the relevant app.  
Green City Bikes are available from stations around the city through the use of a credit card. 
Walking is highly reccommended (hat strongly encouraged).

Admission Requirements:

  • Completion of at least one year at an accredited college/university

  • English Language Proficiency (CEFR level B2)

  • GPA of 3.0 or equivalent

 

Tuition Fees and Additional Costs:

  • Nonrefundable $50 application fee (to be deducted from program tuition)

  • Program tuition $1500 

  • Participants are responsible for the following:

    • Flights

    • Transportation to and from the airport

    • Meals

    • Health insurance

 

Application Materials: (to be submitted separately) 

  • Application form

  • Updated CV

  • Letter of Recommendation - submitted directly by teacher or academic supervisor

  • Certificate of English proficiency (not required of students studying in universities where English is the language of instruction)

  • Official current Transcript

  • Passport sized photograph in jpg format

  • Scanned copy of your passport identification page

 

Visa Information:

All international students planning to study at MTA must obtain a multiple-entry A/2 student visa through an Israeli embassy or consulate prior to arrival in Israel. It is your responsibility to contact your nearest Israeli embassy or consulate and apply for the relevant visa in advance of your departure. Only an Israeli embassy or consulate can issue this visa, and MTA is not involved in this process.
 

You should start the process of applying for a visa at least six weeks prior to your departure for Israel. Please contact your nearest Israeli embassy or consulate to get information on how to apply for a visa and what visa application documents you will need to submit. Processing times and procedures vary from embassy/consulate to embassy/consulate.

In most cases, an acceptance letter to the program is the only documentation that you will need from MTA. If the Israeli embassy or consulate requires further documentation, please be in touch with the Program Coordinator, Mrs. Deena Mesika at international@mta.ac.il.

 

Healthcare:

  • Participants are responsible for their own health insurance and must submit a copy of the policy prior to arrival

  • Covid-19 Protocol- Please refer to the Israeli Ministry of Health guidelines at: Health guidelines

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