About the Program

The York-Technion is a 4-Week experiential learning program focused on building entrepreneurial and self-discovery skills for

Lassonde, Schulich, Health & Science students! Students can take this course as an elective towards their degree.

The program format will be one week bootcamp at Begeron Centre (Dates TBA), and a 3-week in Israel (primarily at Technion University, but also visiting Startups, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and the Dead Sea).

Learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur at one of the world’s top universities for entrepreneurship and innovation.

Live the life of an entrepreneur visiting start ups and incubators across Israel, also known as “Start Up Nation”.

Launch your own entrepreneurial ventures with your fellows in the program and pitch your idea to VC’s in Israel.

Applications for Technion 2020 are now closed!

The biggest challenge I overcame was being flexible throughout developing the pitch,

accepting feedback and criticism to refine the final idea.

Proudest moment was definitely delivering the pitch with the team, and how all of us

bonded together as a little family throughout the trip.

Sidharth, Student

This program validated my dream as an entrepreneur and gave me the

tools to pursue it. I will be an entrepreneur and I know that because of this program.

Artem, 2019 Technion Participant

Why go all the way to Israel to learn about entrepreneurship? Because it’s one of the world’s most entrepreneurial societies, with Technion providing the brains and the ideas that are driving the tech sector.

The Technion program gave me the opportunity to grow as an aspiring entrepreneur, as well as to grow as a person with new perspectives on life and new experiences to fuel my ambitions on this planet, and beyond.

Shenalie Fernando, Student

“How is it that Israel – a country of 7.1 million, only sixty years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources – produces more start-up companies than countries ten times more powerful than it?”

Dan Senor, “Start-Up Nation-The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle”

It’s like learning magic from Albus Dumbledore, straight from the horse’s mouth. We visited various start-up companies and met many CEOs, stunned by their simplicity and passion for their work. No one cared about wearing formal clothes or working in a fancy workplace; all they cared about was their company and the people they worked with. All they cared about was their dream. This is one reason Israel is ahead of other nations: people dream big and they believe in their dreams. And, if they fail, they dream again.

Amal Dave, Student

Course Details

Course Number: ENG 3033, 3.0 credits
Academic Term: Summer 2020
Provisional dates: TBD
Partners: Technion- Israel Institute of Technology & York University
Who can Apply: Undergraduates from Lassonde, Science, Health and Schulich students

How much does it cost?

This program is offered as a 3-Credit Summer course at Lassonde and students are required to pay for the tuition at Lassonde.

The total cost of the program is around $7700 per student which includes the tutition at Technion, accommodation, food, and tours, and this amount is fully covered by Lassonde/BEST.

Students are responsible for their airfare (and souvenirs). The total flight cost is around $1200 CAD and $500 will be reimbursed by York International, after the reimbursement students will pay the remaining amount which will be around $700.


For more details, contact bestlab@lassonde.yorku.ca or drop in to the BEST Lab (Room 215, Bergeron Centre)