Start TLV @ DLD 2015
The winners of the Start TLV startup competition will gain entry to the DLD Innovation conference taking place in Tel Aviv in SeptemberGetty Images

The Israeli-backed Start TLV competition is looking to uncover the best tech startup companies in the UK with the potential of investment for those entering.

Israel is well known for its hugely active technology industry and especially its startup culture, but the Israeli government is now looking to uncover tech stars from across the globe as part of its Start TLV initiative.

Now in its fourth year, Start TLV is looking to find the "UK's best tech startup" and the winner will join tech startups from 20 other countries around the world in Tel Aviv in September where they will be given an all-expenses paid trip to the DLD Innovation conference and the potential to meet investors and VCs.

The UK competition is organised by Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the city of Tel-Aviv, and is supported by Microsoft. IBTimes UK is the official media partner.

Those interested in applying for the competition can do so on the Start TLV website by filing in the form and clicking submit. The organisers claim all applicants will at the very least get their product or service in front of up to 150 investors, VCs and interested parties, with the four finalists taking part in a Dragon's Den style live final at Google Campus at the end of June.

The winner will travel to Tel Aviv in September and the five-day itinerary in Israel includes a mixture of seminars, workshops and networking events with leading Israeli entrepreneurs and investors.

"Tel Aviv is the capital of the startup nation, with more startups per capita than any other city in the world! With companies such as Waze, Get Taxi and Meerkat originating there, Tel Aviv is at the cutting edge of innovation," a spokesperson for the Israeli Embassy in London said.