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.
In general, we seek startups that:

  • Deliver benefits
  • Have a significant chance to receive grants from
     the Israel Innovation Authority.
  • Have the ability to grow with us in the long-term.
  • Are able to provide numerous jobs/workplaces.
  • Are able to employ students.

To be more exact:

  • Seed stage – following initial proof of feasibility.
  • Fundraising – $500K – $1.5 million
  • Significant technological innovation
  • High reasonability to receive Israel Innovation
    Authority grants students.

Our
ecosystem

Our ecosystem is a highly important component of our ability to provide startups with significant advantages. We work ceaselessly in order to broaden the SouthUp circle and bring in additional partners that are able to supply value to our companies.

The SouthUp ecosystem is composed of numerous parties, some that share our vision and others that not only share the vision, but have common interests. These include:

The San Diego Jewish community

including leading businesspeople and hi-tech professionals. Many are dedicated to helping us develop the Gaza Envelope and thus serve as a bridge between the American market and our startups.

HaMashtela
Fund

an investment fund under the auspices of the Kibbutz Industries Association that assists kibbutzim in investing in cutting-edge startup companies.

Sapir
College

Israel's largest public college. The College has an entrepreneurship program divided into two sections: 'laboratories' and 'clinics'. The clinics help us supply our startups with various services at low cost, while the laboratories are themselves incubators for potential new startups that can be accepted to SouthUp.

Kibbutz Industries Association

consisting of some 250 factories in diverse areas. SouthUp helps connect its startups with relevant factories and executives and even establish beta sites with them.

Assorted manufacturers
and factories

SouthUp has developed a network of connections with leading factories in the Gaza Envelope in order connect them with cutting-edge innovation and to allow our companies to contact them and benefit from their resources.

Investors

We have a network of investors including those who invest in companies at various stages of development, private investors, kibbutzim, and venture capital funds.

Ministry of Defense

We cooperate with leading entities in Israel's security industries and are able to assist startups in reaching any security-related figure they need. We view this as having significant value, mainly considering our location.

Partners

SouthUp has a broad circle of service providers that specialize in hi-tech and can provide startup with affordable services.

Business
partners

Accelerator

SouthUp maintains a cooperative relationship with the Zera’im Accelerator. Zera’im is affiliated with the Kama Fund (under the auspices of kibbutzim) and offers a unique program for startups that are relevant to kibbutz industries and have the potential to grow on kibbutzim. Zera’im targets entrepreneurs who are in advanced stages of their businesses and provides funding, professional/business knowledge, connections with factories and more. Zera’im is a strategic partner of SouthUp and a significant factor in the value we provide to startups in their initial stages.

The
SouthUp hub

SouthUp maintains two physical sites (a third will be opening soon) comprising 26 offices and workspaces of various sizes including communal workspaces. These spaces measure some 40 sqm on average and are suitable for companies that require space for equipment (in addition to workforce) including 3D printers, measuring devices, manufacturing, etc. We host companies in our hub from different fields, mostly startups but also companies engaged in other areas that seek an excellent work environment such as the hub provides and rent office space only.