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Azrieli Startup MBA Accelerator

Duration: 22 months

Can Apply: Bachelor’s degree (or higher) from a recognized academic institution

Projects: Initial Phase

In short:
The Technion Entrepreneurship Center in conjunction with the Faculty of Data and Decisions Sciences offers a unique course for entrepreneurs that combines master's degree studies in business administration together with practical support in developing start-up companies.

The program develops entrepreneurial mindset and provides students with managerial tools and professional skills to establish their start-up companies.

The program serves as an accelerator for transforming deep technologies into working ventures. Every student is assigned an academic tutor and a business mentor.

Studies are held on Thursdays and Friday mornings; on other days of the week, students work on developing their ventures.

 

May 2023

Registeration opens

June, 2023

Committee Intreviews

August 15, 2023

Registeration closed

October 26, 2023

Program begins

May 2023

Registeration opens

June, 2023

Committee Intreviews

August 15, 2023

Registeration closed

October 26, 2023

Program begins

Program Details

Entrepreneurs or entrepreneurs in their spirits who run or dream of runing a start-up company, and insist to do it professionally  - you are welcome to register for the Startup MBA track.

In the first stage - those who meet the admission requirements, are invited to apply the MBA program at the Technion's Graduate School.

In the second stage - after receiving approval for admission to the MBA program in the faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management, you can apply for the Startup track by emailing the following three documents:

  1. CV
  2. Project description (one pager) to answer the following questions:
    • The problem that your venture solves - why is it important?
    • The suggested solution – the value
    • An assessment of the size of the market for a product to be developed.
    • Competition – are additional companies working on similar issues? Why can they not meet the customers needs?
    • How can a working prototype be developed within a period of one to two years? And what are the challenges that may arise along the way?
  3. Letter of intent - on page or less to describe:
    • Professional and personal background
    • Your vision for five years ahead (personal and venture wise)
    • A description of at least one problematic problem or situation that you have solved on an entrepreneurial basis in the past
    • Why did you choose to study in the Azrieli Start-up MBA program and not start the venture yourself? Why is the program more suitable for you than a technology incubator or business accelerator, or instead of looking for a job in the industry?

After submitting the documents, candidates who meet the requirements will be invited for a personal interview.

Duration: 22 months
Frequency: Thursdays in the morning
Place: t:hub, Ullman Building, 4th floor.
What does it include:
• Mentoring of leading entrepreneurs
• Meeting with global entrepreneurial players
• A week in NYC, entrepreneurship eco-system
• High level professional courses in management & entrepreneurship
• Workshops, lectures, peer-learning and close supervision.
Significant events: a week-long seminar at Cornell-Tech in New York,
Mentors Day - a meeting with investors, entrepreneurs, managers and professional experts,
Demo Day closing event - a presentation to potential investors.
Graduates: finish with real world startups and get a master's degree in business administration (MBA) with a certificate of specialization in the startup MBA track.
Additional notes: The program aimed for entrepreneurs in the initial stage, but opened also to entrepreneurs with a sustainable idea. Preference will be given to graduates with advanced degrees.
Each candidate will be invited to an admission committee.

The Team

Dr. Sara lev

Dr. Sara lev
Head of the Start-Up MBA Track

Sara Lev leads the Start-Up MBA program joint program of t:hub and the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science, and master’s and doctoral degrees in business strategy and entrepreneurship (all from the Technion). Her professional expertise lies in the intersections between academia, technology, and business, and she has extensive experience in developing, implementing, and teaching entrepreneurship and business strategy. She was the CEO of Lev TurnAround, leading the company to develop operations promoting entrepreneurship in East Africa, mainly Tanzania. Prior to that, she developed and managed Carmel, the economic company of the University of Haifa, for six years. She also has several years’ experience in the hi-tech startup industry, and was a research fellow at the INSEAD business school in Fontainebleau, France.

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