frequently asked questions
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WHAT IS THE YOUNG AICC?
The YAICC is Australia’s leading networking organisation for young business professionals in Australia. We host events featuring high caliber speakers, including leading political and business figures. We also deliver mentoring and training programs.
Joining the YAICC is the best way to network with emerging business leaders in Australia. Unlike industry organisations, the YAICC offers events across all industry sectors. With over 3000 members in Victoria alone, from diverse industries such as financial services, consulting, technology and manufacturing, and with uniquely strong ties to the start-up capital of the world, the YAICC is the fastest growing business forum in Melbourne.
WHAT IS THE Young AICC'S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE AUSTRALIA-ISRAEL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE?
The YAICC is the young division of the AICC, born from the need to have a dedicated network for young professionals to emerge as the next generation of business leaders in Australia. More information on the AICC can be found here.
is the young aicc non-partisan?
Yes. The Young AICC is an independent organisation with no affiliation to religious or political groups.
WHO RUNS THE Young AICC?
The YAICC is a not-for-profit organisation, run by its General Manager and a Committee of dedicated volunteers.
WHAT KIND OF MEMBERS IS THE Young AICC LOOKING FOR?
The YAICC invites young professionals and business owners to join regardless of their personal or professional background. If you are ambitious, creative, entrepreneurial and professional, then we encourage you to join us at our events and programs.
do i need to be jewish to join?
Definitely not. The Young AICC's Committee and membership base form a diverse mix of cultures and religions, as we think every strong professional network should!
WHAT IS THE Young AICC'S CONNECTION TO ISRAEL?
As the young division of the AICC, the YAICC is focused on celebrating and exposing Australia’s emerging business leaders to Israel’s culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.
With an office in Tel-Aviv and a strong network of business contacts in Israel, the YAICC and AICC help foster relationships and collaboration between Australian and Israeli business, Government and academic institutions. With the Australian start-up ecosystem beginning to flourish and with Israel leading the world in the fields of cyber security, water preservation, and agriculture technology, the YAICC has an integral role to play in the upcoming business landscape in Australia.
Israel’s dynamic tech startup scene is no secret. The country has been called the “start-up nation” for years and, today, only the U.S. and China have more companies listed on the NASDAQ than Israel’s 90 – worth a total of $40 billion. Innovation in Israel continues at a startling pace and a new crop of Israeli tech startups are on their way up, transforming healthcare, entertainment, finance, media and a myriad of other industries.
Australia has already recognised it can learn a lot from Israel. In recent times there have been investments into Israel’s vibrant startup scene with Square Peg Capital establishing an office in Tel Aviv to source opportunities and crowd funders OurCrowd and iAngeles all attracting significant Australian Investments. The Federal government’s recently announced Global Innovation Policy chose Tel Aviv as one of 5 international landing pad destinations worldwide identifying Tel Aviv as a global innovation hotspot.
Our vision is that our emerging Australian business leaders will connect with all that Israel has to offer to the benefit of both countries.
HOW MUCH DO EVENTS COST?
Our event tickets vary from event to event and include entry to the event, as well as canapés and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks throughout the event. Ticket proceeds are allocated to a charity of the keynote speaker's choice.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
You can sign up to join our email list here, where you’ll be invited to all the events that we host, and where you’ll be able to meet and network with other young professionals and business owners.
You’ll also receive invitations to join our programs, such as our Leadership Program and Mentoring Program. Click ‘here’ for more information.
Sign up now so you won’t miss out on our upcoming Leadership Seminar (applications close mid-June 2016) as well as our first ever 8-day Innovation-Expedition to Israel (scheduled for late September 2016).