Operation Yonatan: A Personal Story of a Social Business (Yediot Aharonot)

Operation Yonatan: A Personal Story of a Social Business (Yediot Aharonot)

Posted by on Oct 5, 2014 in News |  

Danny Kogan established the project “Ecology for the Sheltered Community” (Ecommunity) for personal reasons. As a result of the birth of his youngest son Jonathan, who was diagnosed with autism and epilepsy, Danny set up an electronic waste recycling plant, which employs people with special needs. What started as one man in a jeep collecting used electronic […]

On Creating Social Businesses – Lecture by Michal Simler at the IDC Herzeliya

On Creating Social Businesses – Lecture by Michal Simler at the IDC Herzeliya

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in News |  

How did the business sector come about? What is social business? How do you nurture a social business? Michal Simler, CEO of IVN, discussed these questions and more at the opening session of the IDC Herzeliya’s course ‘Management in a Changing Reality’. Some 200 students and 30 IDC lecturers and staff, representatives from the Weizmann […]

Finding New Money to Fight Poverty in Israel

Finding New Money to Fight Poverty in Israel

Posted by on Aug 31, 2014 in News |  

In July 2014, TheMarker, Israel’s daily economic newspaper published an article written by IVN’s Jackie Goren. The following is a translation of the article. To read the original in Hebrew, click here. Recently the Allalouf Committee Report was published, according to which Israel currently has one of the highest rates of poverty among the OECD […]

IVN and the JCFSF: 4 New Social Businesses Selected

IVN and the JCFSF: 4 New Social Businesses Selected

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in News |  

IVN and the JCFSF are Proud to Announce the Selection of 4 New Social Businesses. Launched in January 2013, the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco (JCFSF) and IVN embarked on an innovative program to revolutionize its grant making efforts and promote leadership development. The program is aimed at attracting a new generation of Jewish […]

IVN and Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot Partnership

IVN and Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot Partnership

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in News |  

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, a development […]

The Government of Israel Encouraging Social Business

The Government of Israel Encouraging Social Business

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in News |  

After months of hard work together with government representatives, as part of the tri-sectorial roundtable of the Prime Minister of Israel, IVN is happy to announce that a plan by the Ministry of Economy was published, which encourages social businesses that employ disadvantaged populations. This three-year experimental program shall help these social businesses sustain themselves. […]

IVN is Investing NIS 3 Million in Five New Social Businesses

IVN is Investing NIS 3 Million in Five New Social Businesses

Posted by on Jun 22, 2014 in News |  

IVN is proud to announce the selection of five new social businesses to its portfolio. Over the course of the coming 3-4 years, IVN will invest NIS 3 million in the following ventures: Ravtech – integrating ultra-Orthodox into the workforce; Duroos Learning Center – helping prepare Arab teenagers for higher education; Mach Design – developing […]

IVN to be Featured at the 2014 Israel Dealmakers Summit in NYC

IVN to be Featured at the 2014 Israel Dealmakers Summit in NYC

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in Events, News |  

Israel Dealmakers Summit 2014 is a premier two-day conference that brings together over 1,000+ invitation-only senior executives from around the world to discuss innovation across key growth sectors, featured alongside a VIP Delegation of Global Dealmakers. The summit balances a featured roster of world-class speakers with significant networking time, providing unique insights and relationship building […]

A Finer Net for our Network

A Finer Net for our Network

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in News |  

Building and sustaining relationships with members, delivering and communicating with all supporters in new and innovative ways is high on IVN’s priority list. This past year, Reuven Shelef, Founder and President of OUT OF THE BOX Consulting, has, pro bono, helped IVN turn this dream into a reality. Until recently, IVN managed its database with […]

IVN’s 2013 Annual Conference

IVN’s 2013 Annual Conference

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in News |  

“From Investment to Social Impact: Generating Sustainable Social Change through Social Investments” was once again the theme at IVN’s 2013 Annual Conference. With a fantastic turnout of over 200 business people and entrepreneurs, IVN held its Annual Conference on November 18th, 2013, at Tel Aviv University’s Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People. The […]