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ABOUT THE TRIPS
Through collaborations with our student club, Brown EP and the Consulate General of Israel to New England, we bring you Boston Synapse trips throughout the year. These trips provide Brown and RISD students the opportunity to explore the entrepreneurship culture of Boston, Massachusetts. Students meet with potential employers throughout Boston, and get a practical understanding of the day-to-day life of a startup, an opportunity to expand their professional network, and exposure to a variety of entrepreneurial career paths.
Each year we collaborate with the Israel Consulate in Boston to connect students to Israeli founded companies. Together with university and community partners, the Israeli Consulate in Boston launched Israel in Boston Entrepreneurship/Tech Treks. Over the course of a single day, up to 15 students from Brown University/RISD will visit 2-3 leading Israeli-founded companies operating in the Greater Boston area. Students will hear from company founders and leaders about their company’s journey as well as share job and internship openings.
APPLICATION PROCESS (SPONSORED BY THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF ISRAEL IN BOSTON)
Students will apply to the Fall 2018 Boston Synapse program via the form below. You will be asked to submit:
1. A statement describing how this program will impact you, and why are you interested in the Boston entrepreneurship ecosystem
2. A resume
3. A 60 second video submission answering the question: Why Boston Synapse and why you?
FALL 2018 PARTICIPATING STARTUPS & COMPANIES
— New England Israel Business Council: NEIBC fosters partnerships, investment opportunities, and other collaborations that build mutually beneficial business ties between Israel and New England, and its regional hub city of Boston. The six New England states are: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Watch this video to learn more about NEIBC.
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Sunday, September 30, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Friday, October 12, 2018 @ 11:59 PM
Deadline to apply
Monday, October 15, 2018
Selected participants notified (up to 15 total)
Friday, October 19, 2018
Deadline to accept the offer and sign the participant’s agreement form
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Student Orientation Lunch
Friday, October 26
Attend the trek from (approx. 7:00 AM bus – 6:00 PM return time)
Any full-time undergraduate or graduate student at Brown University or RISD is eligible to apply.
DID YOU KNOW
Over 200 Israeli-founded businesses called greater Boston their home in 2015:
– booking over $9B of revenue in the state that year
– generating over $18B in economic benefit to Massachusett
– representing nearly 4% of the state’s GDP in 2015
– supported over 27,000 jobs based on the multiplier effect of their demand for goods and services
– secured over $1.2B in venture capital from 2013-2015, representing 10% of all VC funds raised in MA
– returned nearly $10B to investors in M&A transactions from 1999-2015