we contribute to strengthening our community by promoting employment and education.

Why to choose SouthUp?

Your success is our success, which directly translates into success for the Gaza Envelope and the periphery. We do everything to support your success. With us, you will receive the benefits of the entire SouthUp apparatus, everything you need including complementary investment by the Israel Innovation Authority.
So, what exactly do we offer?

In addition, we work with leading providers of hi-tech services who believe in strengthening the Gaza Envelope and Israel’s periphery and helping our companies grow.

What we
look for

We offer an extensive ecosystem that includes business partners from diverse areas. If you’re not certain, don’t think twice… contact us!

Startup Success Stories

The numbers speak for themselves

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SouthUp has developed a unique model that has generated significant change and advancement for Gaza envelopelocalities.

As a result, our region is today considered one of Israel’s preferred areas for start-ups!

Our activities positively impact the lives of the entire populace of the Sha’ar Ha’negev region!


The Sha'ar HaNegev community is broad and extensive and is home to the SouthUp Association, which aims to become a vital component of the Sha'ar HaNegev region. SouthUp introduces 'innovation' to the region as an economic growth engine that opens up employment possibilities and stimulates social and cultural development.

Educational entrepreneurship

At the heart of effecting this change in the educational philosophy of tomorrow lies the building a new educational space. This space will serve as a meeting point between the private homes of students and their surroundings – in a regular framework situated in the heart of the SouthUp complex. This educational model, which will be provided by SouthUp, will expose learning groups to the world of entrepreneurship and innovation. The model will facilitate a learning process that is oriented to values and culture while instilling a philosophy of sharing and daring to ask 'why' to each new idea.


In an age in which changes – economic, social, and cultural – are driven by technology, it has become essential to maintain an innovative environment in support of technology, society and education. Achieving this relies on generating a modern, ideological worldview built upon traditional values supplemented by the philosophy of innovation. SouthUp absorbs technological projects that have the common denominator of being able invent new and revolutionary products while thinking outside of the box. We believe this mindset ought to be assimilated into all life areas. This "outside the box" thinking represents the innovation that SouthUp brings to the region.

Education, Innovation, and Employment
Advancing localities in the Gaza Envelope

SouthUp is an Israeli Technological Incubator operating under the auspices of a non-profit organization that seeks to develop technological entrepreneurship in Sh'aar Ha'negev (Gaza Envelope localities). SouthUp was established in order to encourage and develop employment in the high-tech sector and to generate economic, social and demographic growth in the area surrounding the Gaza Strip.


Works to promote significant technological education projects among youths and young adults in the region while producing a unique business environment—by creating new jobs in the high-tech sector and assisting start-ups.

The Association collaborates with strategic partners, including kibbutzim of the region, the Jewish Agency, Sapir Academic College, Kibbutz Industries Association, the Manufacturers Association and others.

Our Projects

Innovation Center

The Innovation Center helps innovative start-ups grow and offers extensive assistance in terms of business development, capital raising, connecting to mentors, access to markets and investors, assistance in submitting to the Chief Scientist of The Innovation Authority and more.


The Association operates educational programs for technological entrepreneurship that target high school students. The programs provide tools and learning skills to students and boosts them on the way to becoming leading and outstanding entrepreneurs.

Innovation Community

Creating a young and vibrant entrepreneurial community in the region with an emphasis on hi-tech. Connecting residents, businesses and hi-tech companies in order to locate employment opportunities, extend mutual assistance, build cooperation and more

Student internship

We promote and integrate students from Sapir Academic College in the local start-ups companies during and after the academic period. The program provides practical experience and a significant springboard for the labor market.

SouthUp  has developed a unique model that has generated significant change and advancement for Gaza envelope localities. As a result, our region is today considered one of Israel’s preferred areas for start-ups!

Our activities positively impact the lives of the entire populace of the Sha’ar Ha’negev region!

Our achievements in the last year of activity:

Start-ups companies
New jobs
Educational projects
Specialized students

We established two innovation centers in Sha'ar HaNegev that serve as a 'home' for start-ups

We organized innovation conferences and meetups

We created a shared ecosystem for: start-ups, kibbutzim in the region, local industry, entrepreneurs, students and more

We established a "Friends Association" and recruited partners, mentors and advisors to our ranks who help us generate growth and socio-economic-technological development in the region

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