The German Israeli Startup Exchange Program (GISEP) is a platform initiated by the German Startups Association. The main goal of GISEP is to promote an exchange between both startup ecosystems. Within GISEP, the German Startups Association (GSA) acts as a neutral intermediary channelling the information flow between the Israeli and the German startup ecosystem. GISEP wants to support both German and Israeli founders in their efforts to not only understand but ultimately also be able to access the other country’s ecosystem. It was supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) to strengthen and foster the German-Israeli economic relations in the field of startups until end of 2018 and will now be continued in an adopted form by the association itself.