Startups, apply for your spot on Philipp Rösler’s delegation to Israel

Philipp Rösler

Continuing his startup-friendly run in an election year, the Minister for Economics and Technology, Philipp Rösler, is inviting startups to join him on a trip to the Israel tech industry this June.

Philipp Rösler

The Minister will be travelling to Israel and Palestine from 24-25 June, bringing a delegation from the Economics Ministry with him – including experts from the IT, Biotechnology and Creative Economics branches. As is the case for Rösler's May trip to Silicon Valley, young German startups from the IT and internet area are invited to apply for a spot on the delegation.

In collaboration with BITKOM, the union of the ITK economy, the Minister will review applications for the trip. Startups have until 15 May to apply – send an email to

The exact programme is still being planned, so far the delegation will fly to Tel Aviv on 24 June in the afternoon, having an informal meeting with Israeli and German startups from the internet and technology areas that evening and flying back late the next day.

Rösler has been increasingly getting involved in the startup industry – making appearances at conferences, speaking on panels about the importance of startups and making promises to improve conditions for startups in Germany. Whether the momentum will slow after the November election remains to be seen.

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