Tel Aviv is a global hub for startups and Friend Theory is at the heart of it! 💪🏻
At Friend Theory, everyday is an adventure, and as a team, we will go wherever this journey takes us. We are less than a year old. On paper we are still a baby but we feel like seasoned travellers in spirit!
In less than a year, Friend Theory has taken us across the globe:
- 🇦🇺 We started the project in the land down under in Melbourne, Australia
- 🇪🇺We then ventured to Europe where we tested the platform during 40 days straight
- 🇮🇱And right now, with the help of the Australian Government, we are in Israel, ready to take Friend Theory to the next level!
Why Tel Aviv? 🗺
Tel Aviv is a major hub for startups, especially for projects like Friend Theory, that attracts people from all over the world in the tech and travel industry. Also, none of us had ever been to Israel, so we couldn’t resist the opportunity to do some exploring while we are here!
The Australian Government 🏄♂️
Every year, the Australian government helps young and promising startups expand to a global scale, and we were lucky enough to be selected to the Australian Landing Pad in Tel Aviv. We got welcomed by the Honourable Victorian Governor, Linda Dessau AC and the Australian Ambassador in Israel, and we are happy to say we received really good feedback on the project! We might have even scored ourselves some friends in the Victorian Parliament, and Australian Embassies all around the world
Moving to a new country 🌎
Moving to a new place you’ve never been before can be a scary and daunting thing, and with Friend Theory we aim to change that.
In fact, the first few nights we had in Tel Aviv we got hosted by some Friend Theory hosts, Ariel & Leon! We also met Shahar who took us on a little weekend adventure in the desert! Having local friends of friends take care of you in the first few days you move to a new country made such a difference for us, we felt like locals instantly.
Fear of the unknown is one of the biggest barriers to travel, and we feel that having a trusted connection in the area gets rid of that initial fear. We hope that Friend Theory can inspire people to overcome that initial “fear of the unknown”, usually the best opportunities are found at the edge of your comfort zone, and believe us, you can always find a friend wherever you are in the world