June 11 – 18
If you’ve ever wondered how Israel attained its “Startup Nation” title, REALITY Tech is your chance to find out. This trip is an energizing leadership development journey ideal for entrepreneurs, influencers and visionaries in the tech space.
This experience-–grounded in Jewish values-–enables you to unplug from daily life and tap into a nation that is on the leading edge of innovation. The program is designed to spark inspiration and expand your knowledge about this complex country.
You will visit Israel’s most sacred sites, diving deeply into the historical, social and political forces that have shaped its thriving tech industry. You will have the chance to meet leading Israeli tech professionals and gain insight into Israel’s hi-tech scene.
Each day will challenge you to think more deeply about your roles as leaders and help you uncover new ways to tackle some of today’s most pressing challenges. Our hope is that you return home with a meaningful connection to Israel and the motivation to discover “the next big thing” that will create sustainable change in the world.
REALITY Tech is an all-expenses paid* journey through Israel
Registration Fee: $850 USD, to be paid upon receiving acceptance.
# of Participants: 40-50, including 4 facilitators
# of Days: 8 days with travel days on June 10 and June 19
Leadership Activities: Each activity is a highly personal and professional learning experience that can provide valuable insights into your strengths as a leader while also highlighting key areas for further development.
Guiding Questions: These four questions will serve as reflective touchstones throughout
- What does it mean to be a leader in the face of extreme challenge?
- What disparities exist in society? Why?
- What values drive leaders of social change?
- How do our leadership qualities, our values and our perceptions of what’s broken in this world help us to make decisions about the future?
- 3 meals per day
- 7 night accommodations
- Leadership development activities, and excursions
- Coach transport
- Round trip plane ticket (between your home city and Tel Aviv)
- Basic travel health insurance
Itinerary: Check out last year’s itinerary to get a sense of REALITY Tech, keeping in mind that the itinerary for 2017 is still evolving.
Applications for REALITY Tech are now closed.
REALITY Tech is a chance to meet Israelis transforming the country’s cultural landscape while gaining meaningful insight into some of the nation’s greatest challenges—and opportunities for leaders like you to take action. It is also the opportunity to forge meaningful relationships with other influencers as you explore Israel’s many historic sites while reflecting, collectively and individually, on your roles as leaders.
REALITY is a leadership development opportunity. Applicants will be selected based on their level of influence, potential to take meaningful action as a result of participation in the program and an ability to contribute positively to the group experience.
To apply, you must be:
- An Influential entrepreneur, innovator and/or thought leader in the tech space
- Between the ages of 25 and 40 at the time of the trip; and
- Connected to, or interested in, Israel and/or the Jewish community.
If you are interested in REALITY Tech 2018, please fill in our interest form and we will contact you when applications open.