IVN-JAFI Social Groceries Project Expands to Druze Village

IVN-JAFI Social Groceries Project Expands to Druze Village

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in News |  

The new branch is the fourth food co-operative overall and first in the Israeli Arab sector. A new social grocery store in Beit Jann opened its doors to the public on May 15th, as the result of a collaborative partnership between IVN, the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Jewish Federations of New York and […]

IVN-JAFI Social Groceries Project: Third Store Opens in Yerucham

IVN-JAFI Social Groceries Project: Third Store Opens in Yerucham

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in News |  

On December 21st, 2015, IVN together with JAFI, launched its Social Groceries Project, to help battle Israel’s high cost of living. IVN is thrilled to announce the opening of the Social Groceries’ third store located in Yerucham. The project is a joint initiative of IVN and JAFI. The Sderot grocery, which opened in October 2015 and […]

Two IVN Fellows Awarded the 2015 Knesset Speakers` Quality of Life Prize

Two IVN Fellows Awarded the 2015 Knesset Speakers` Quality of Life Prize

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in News |  

We are thrilled to inform you that two of IVN’s 2008-2010 Social Entrepreneur Fellows were recently awarded the Knesset Speakers` Quality of Life Prize for 2015. At a ceremony held at the Knesset on February 9, 2016, they were recognized for their efforts to promote understanding and coexistence between Jews and Arabs, protect human rights […]

IVN in the Top 10: Ways to Invest in Israel

IVN in the Top 10: Ways to Invest in Israel

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in News |  

Today there are myriad ways to support Israel. Yaacov Benmeleh, of the online publication Moment, lists his top 10 ways to invest in Israel, and IVN is on that list! To read the full article, click here.

IVN-JAFI Social Groceries Project Launched

IVN-JAFI Social Groceries Project Launched

Posted by on Dec 27, 2015 in News |  

On December 21st, 2015, IVN together with JAFI, launched its Social Groceries Project, to help battle Israel’s high cost of living. The event, held in Sderot, featured addresses by JAFI chairman Natan Sharansky, IVN vice chairman and co-founder of NICE systems Benny Levin and Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi. Click here to read the article from the […]

IVN’s Michal Simler at the 2015 EU-Israel Social Innovation Seminar

IVN’s Michal Simler at the 2015 EU-Israel Social Innovation Seminar

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Events, News |  

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. […]

IVN’s Ecommunity at Dizengoff Center

IVN’s Ecommunity at Dizengoff Center

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in News |  

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 […]

HaGal Sheli: IVN & Mizrahi-Tefahot’s Social Business

HaGal Sheli: IVN & Mizrahi-Tefahot’s Social Business

Posted by on Aug 9, 2015 in News |  

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, […]

IVN Portfolio Venture “Ravtech” on CNN

IVN Portfolio Venture “Ravtech” on CNN

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in News |  

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 […]

IVN and Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot Guiding the Next Generation

IVN and Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot Guiding the Next Generation

Posted by on Jul 5, 2015 in News |  

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, […]