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The Junction Message Board › The Junction Wave 8, your opportunity. Registration ends this week.

The Junction Wave 8, your opportunity. Registration ends this week.

Eden S.
Hey you. Yes, you. Have been working on your startup but need to take it to the next level? You should apply for 3 months of acceleration at The Junction wave 8.

We are practicing the lean startup methodology at The Junction. I am glad to say that our alumni have built products that reached millions of people, raised more than $15M and actually made a difference. These include SimpleeVod.ioYEVVO,AppsFlyer and others. The Junction is unique in being a pay-it-forward accelerator, meaning that teams don’t give away equity. Instead, they are being helped, and promise to help fellow Junctioneers in the Junction Network.

Wave 8 is different. When starting The Junction, we set out to nurture great entrepreneurs, regardless of their idea. We maintain that.  The number of applications we get requires us to do interviews & get to know our applicants. We want to have the most balanced, high achievers group possible – peer support and cross pollinations are the basic ingredients for success for all teams.

You must:


  • Be working full time on your idea. Part time just doesn’t cut it when building a startup.
  • Have your team with you. No engineering outsourcing. It just slows you down too much.
  • Ready to get and give a hand. Each of the members gives 10% of the time to help others. Major power multiplier for everyone.

We built an environment that makes people comfortable in evaluating their idea, even if they think it’s “the one”. Sometime improve on the idea, sometimes change it completely (highest record to date is 5 pivots in a single 3 month period). Members get help from both industry companies – Microsoft (access to all MS software & $60,000 cloud services credits), Google ($20,000 credits for app engine and many other services), Amazon Web Services ($5,000 cloud services) and other entrepreneurs, product, UX, scaling and capital raising ninjas. APM (legal firm), Leumi and Deloitte (accounting) joined us to help out the startups.

This time around, we partnered with:


  • Google Launch-pad: A week-long program prior to the wave that’s intense. You will go through UX, engineering, marketing and presentation training to become a better entrepreneur. You will also have later access to their device library, which includes iOS and Android devices for testing.
  • General Motors have a major engineering center in Israel that can help Junction companies with automotive, robotics, speech technologies, algorithms and human machine interfaces.

Many others help us as well. Three of the teams of wave 8 will be the winners of theMastercard challenge, which means there will be office hours for companies that need to better understand payments. Citi have also been great in providing the time of their in-house UX expert to Junction members. Other office hours visitors include the Genesis team & others that are too many to count – check out the list!


Jonathan Messika (Vod.io): “If I had to describe our experience at The Junction in one word, I guess it would probably be – Priceless. We entered The Junction as 3 individuals working together on an idea we had and left as an incorporated company on it’s way to close a seed round of funding with an almost fully-developed product.”


At the end of the day, building product & starting a company are some of the hardest things you’ll ever do. Doing that as part of a pay-it-forward supportive environment where more than 150 people WANT you to succeed and become a contributing part of the Junction Network makes you so much more likely to take it to the next level.

Wave 8 applications start now. Join us!
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