Since the release of Dan Senor and Saul Singer’s bestseller Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle
in 2009, Israel has gained a well-deserved reputation as a thriving hub of the start-up world, second only to Silicon Valley. And with the technology sector growing up to three times faster as other areas of the economy, now is the time to gain hands-on experience in the world of hi-tech. So why not give your resume a boost while interning in an office overlooking the beaches of Tel Aviv? As featured on Mashable
, Business Insider
, and Haaretz
, here are five of the hottest start-ups you can intern at this spring.
With the overload of news and information available on the web, who has time to read it all? Wibbitz
is an app which takes online text and transforms it into a video summary, complete with pictures, audio, infographics, and more. Located in the heart of Tel Aviv, Wibbitz has already attracted over $2.3 million in funding from international venture capital firms in Seed and Series A funding rounds.
Also in the content repurposing business, TOMODO
is a platform allowing users to redesign their favorite websites to create a customized version. For example, you could alter Facebook’s color scheme, or make a version of IMDB which displays Rotten Tomatoes ratings on each movie’s page. TOMODO, which is located on the east side of Tel Aviv, is still in beta testing but is generating considerable buzz, so get in on the ground floor today.
Are you a movie buff who thinks they’ve seen it all? End up in an argument every time you try to choose a film to enjoy with friends? Jinni
is the answer to your problems. It allows you to search for movies and TV shows by mood, plot, genre, time/period, place, audience, and critical reception. Jinni also learns your “Entertainment Personality,” tailoring their results to your taste over time. Jinni, which is based in Rosh Haayin, has raised over $8.1 million in Seed, Series A and Series B funding.
If you have a closet full of clothes yet nothing to wear, try crowdsourcing your outfit from a community of fashionistas. Jerusalem-based WiShi
allows users to upload photos of their clothes and accessories and trade styling tips for all occasions. Though still in the beta stage, WiShi hosts a community of international users and received Seed funding from Jerusalem Venture Partners and Wekix VC.
is a social network that allows users to share information about their family tree and research their ancestry, making geneology easy. With offices in Or Yehuda, MyHeritage has over 75 million registered users and most recently raised $25 million in Series E funding.