Israel Tech Challenge est une organisation à but non lucratif qui vise à attirer des talents internationaux (de nombreux Français sont impliqués dans cette organisaition) hautement techniques en Israël. Il est soutenu par le Cyber Bureau national israélien, l’Agence juive, la Fondation Paul E. Singer, des donateurs privés et des entreprises partenaires.
As of 2018, Israel Tech Challenge provides 2-month internships, 5-month bootcamp and 10-month fellowships that have trained more than 400 new engineers from more than 20 countries. It has brought an estimated gain of $34.1M to the Israeli economy. In 2017, six month internships in the program were offered to 15 students form Cyprus and 15 from Greece as part of an effort to strengthen ties between the world Greek and Jewish communities.
Oren Toledano is executive director.
Brief internship experiences are offered as part of the Birthright Israel program. Haaretz asserts that the program, which it calls « Birthright for Geeks », seeks to expose young diaspora Jews who work in or study cutting edge tech to the tech industry in Israel.
In June 2018, Israel Tech Challenge was chosen by the Israel Innovation Authority as one of seven providers to run bootcamps and train engineers in Israel.