Membership in the friend's club helps in raising funds that are spent on promoting the welfare of the entire Sha’ar HaNegev region, through education, culture, employment and entrepreneurship. The friends club hosts activities throughout the year – with members being invited to various meetings and social events focusing on topics at the intersection of technology, education and community
What is the club, who can be a member?
In order to jumpstart the activities of the organization and in order to facilitate our incubator (and other incubators), we set up the SouthUp Friends Club. The club is a wide collection of donors, service providers and partners who wish help us realize our vision of developing the Gaza envelope. Amongst the members are:
- Various investors (angles, technological accelerators, VC funds)
- Various companies (strategic partners, service providers, local firms)
- Kibbutzim from the area
Value proposition for club members
Invitations to various events in the incubator
Exposure to the deal-flow of the incubator – we expect to be approached by more startups than we can accept. We will direct the firms we can’t accept to other communities in the area. We will also introduce them to club members to see if they wish to invest in them or assist them in any other way
Various information rights relating to the incubator’s firms
Exposure through the website and through other marketing and PR activities of the incubator
What club members commit to
Club members commit to a donation ($2,000 / $5,000 / $10,000) per year, for three years. You can join or renew your membership by contacting this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Startup firms that join the incubator will be required to pay for the services they receive. Our aim is to be self-sufficient and not have to rely on donations in the long run.
Keren Zvi Shimon