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The EU Delegation to the State of Israel held its fifth annual EU-Israel Social Innovation Seminar on 10th September 2015 as part of the annual the DLD Innovation Festival (Israel’s largest international Hi-tech gathering), at which IVN’s Michal Simler was invited to moderate. The seminar took place at the “Tahana” (new station compound) in Tel Aviv. […]
With the end of the summer holidays approaching, families embarked on their annual quest to purchase equipment for the new school year. However, unlike in the past, school equipment now includes computer equipment. Against this backdrop, Ecommunity – a social business located in the north of Israel, is an electronic garbage recycling factory that employs […]
In 2014, IVN and Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot embarked on a joint Call for Candidates to identify and select seed-stage social businesses. The goal of this partnership is two-fold: (i) to develop and grow these enterprises and (ii) to develop a pipeline of promising social businesses that will feed into IVN’s flagship program: the Social Venture Program, […]
In a recent roadshow, IVN showcased two of its portfolio ventures in New York City. This would not have been possible had it not been for the generosity and support of Drs. Israel & Esther Gitman, Zeev Pearl of Pearl Cohen Zedek, Pamela Averick, Joel H. Levitin of Cahill Gordon, Bob Goodkind, Frank Linde, Russ […]
Israel is one of the most innovative and inventive nations in areas of high-tech, clean energy, agriculture, medicine and biotechnology and has received global recognition over the years. We are thrilled that now Israel’s social businesses are beginning to shine and garner international recognition. On July 8th, CNN posted an article about IVN portfolio venture […]
In 2014, IVN and Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot embarked on a partnership to identify and support seed-stage social businesses. On June 25th, 2015, Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot and IVN celebrated the end of their “Business with Value” partnership program’s first cycle and the beginning of the next. Within the framework of the program, four seed-stage social businesses are selected, […]