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10 Israeli Culture Startups To Make You Want To Visit The Silicon Wadi
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10 Israeli Culture Startups To Make You Want To Visit The Silicon Wadi

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Updated: 15 November 2016
Tel Aviv is known around the world for its startup culture, coming in second for most startups after Silicon Valley. This feat is especially impressive, considering Israel’s size and age compared to the rest of the world. These 10 startups centered around culture will pull you to this young and vibrant city so you can experience the culture yourself.

52Frames

The growing popularity of photography apps and popularity of Instagram means that almost anyone can took a good picture. However, do you have the direction needed to make a really great contextual photo? Most of us wield our smartphones as cameras and take photos wherever we go. Yosef Adest and Shai Davis both founders of 52Frames, help you take more contextual photos with their weekly photo challenges.

© Jonathan Passwell
© Jonathan Passwell

Voyjer

Voyjer a first of its kind site help you make plans like a local, for whenever you are in a new city. With their service, you can get a personal concierge-style customised itinerary mapped out for you for every minute you’re there. It’s your trip, made by locals so you can be a local too. This great start up not only understands culture, but they know culture, and want everyone to be an expert in their own special experience.

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© Unsplash/Pixabay

EatWith

This interesting meal sharing app now popular across the world is exactly what you need and want when traveling to a new city. What better way to get to know a city than through the food? Join locals that fit your culinary needs and get to the core of the city without having to do the leg work. Through EatWith , you can sign up to enjoy a home cooked meal with other travelers and locals, hosted by a local EatWith-approved chef. EatWith gives you a true feel for the local cuisine and gives you more insight into the culture than any restaurant possibly could.

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© StockSnap/Pixabay

Veed.Me

Tel Avivians love to capture the action of the city on film, and that’s where Veed.me comes in to play. This video creation marketplace connects businesses that need a video with a community of videographers who can create them for you. The offices are based on Rothschild Boulevard, a hub for culture and trend-setters. The founders of Veed.Me are also from the trendy neighborhood of Neve Tzedek.

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© Karen Arnold/Pixabay

JoyTunes

It looks like we have quite a few music lovers in the city, because a startup called JoyTunes is revolutionising piano playing. What better way to learn to play the piano than with games. Apps such as JoyTunes exhibit the eagerness of Tel Avivians to learn and grow. Using this new app, you can become a cultured musician. Who knows, JoyTunes may just lead to a famous pianist coming out of the White City.

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© Fuzz/Pixabay

SuperFly

SuperFly is the site where you can travel and do it smart. SuperFly helps you plan your trips and save while doing so. Signing up to Superfly allows you to manage all your rewards in one place, find the best value flight for your trip, find your lost miles from all those accounts you’ve opened over the years. You can even keep track of your travel history. This app is bound to revolutionize traveling on a budget.

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© Podlesakeptr/Pixabay

Guesty

Anyone can use this super handy Airbnb management service. Guesty will do all of the rental management for you. They collect keys, handle the payments, and manage the bookings. All you have to do is collect your money.

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© Bikson Walder/Pixabay

Roomer

Have you ever booked a hotel room for a trip, and then find yourself having to cancel that reservation? Did you lose your deposit along with it? The founders of Roomer have built a platform to ensure that this will never happen again. Roomer allows users to sell their unwanted hotel rooms at a discounted price.

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© Unsplash/Pixabay

HopOn

HopOn makes public transport payment efficient and effortless. No need to swipe your card manually, instead it uses ultrasonic sound waves from the HopOn beacons on the bus straight to your phone. All you have to do is click the button on your smartphone, much like an electronic wallet, and you have paid. It’s that simple. Now, get on it and HopOn a bus to get to where you need to be.

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© Yolanda Coervers/Pixabay

Meerkat

The new Israeli App that has taken the internet by storm is Meerkat. Meerkat is a live video streaming app developed by a team headed by Ben Rubin. Using Meerkat, you can meet new people from across the world or in your own neighborhood. Live-streaming is the new, hip way to get to know others and grow your circle. One can log in for as little as 30 seconds, message a meerkatter, and that person can speak back to the viewers live.