Apply Now: IVN-YOZMA Fund – Submit Your Candidacy

Apply Now: IVN-YOZMA Fund – Submit Your Candidacy

Posted by on May 3, 2015 in News |  

Within the framework of the IVN-YOZMA Fund, Israel’s first tri-sectorial social business investment fund, IVN is embarking on its first Call for Candidates: to locate and invest in high impact-potential social businesses with the goal of helping them reach economic stability and sustainability and their social impact potential. What IVN provides: Financing – loan or […]

Six Ways Non-Profit Entrepreneurs are Distinct from “Traditional” Entrepreneurs

Six Ways Non-Profit Entrepreneurs are Distinct from “Traditional” Entrepreneurs

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in News |  

A new report by Nonprofit HR found that half of nonprofit organizations hired new employees in 2014 and half are planning to hire at least one new employee in 2015. This rate will “outpace their corporate counterparts.” With more than 1.4 million charitable non-profits in the United States, non-profits have experienced tremendous growth in previous […]

Apply Now: Submit your candidacy for the 2015 IVN-Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot “Business with Value” Project

Apply Now: Submit your candidacy for the 2015 IVN-Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot “Business with Value” Project

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in News |  

In 2014, IVN and Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot embarked on a joint Call for Candidates to identify and select four seed-stage social businesses. The goal of this partnership was two-fold: (i) to develop and grow the social business sector in Israel in general and these enterprises specifically and (ii) to develop a pipeline of promising social businesses […]

Socialize 15 Conference: The Next Generation of Economic Leadership

Socialize 15 Conference: The Next Generation of Economic Leadership

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in News |  

On Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Habima in Tel Aviv, leading social business though leaders will gather together at a conference at which they will have the opportunity to learn, inspire and be inspired by the ideas and vision of social business leaders. We are proud that IVN CEO Michal Simler has been asked to present […]

What can Social Businesses Teach the Business World? IVN’s Jackie Goren on “Sogrim Cheshbon”

What can Social Businesses Teach the Business World? IVN’s Jackie Goren on “Sogrim Cheshbon”

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 in News |  

One of the developing areas in the business world is that of social businesses. More and more businesses are declaring that they exist not only to turn a profit, but also to reduce the inequality and contribute positively to the social landscape. Jackie Goren, IVN’s Social Businesses Investment Director and Managing Director of the Global […]

Benny Levin and Itzik Danziger Talk about Business in the Philanthropic World

Benny Levin and Itzik Danziger Talk about Business in the Philanthropic World

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 in News |  

IVN Vice Chairman Benny Levin and IVN Investment Committee Chairman Itzik Danziger were recently interviewed by Ben Kaspit and Gal Gabai on Channel One’s “Osim Seder” (meaning: making order) program. Benny and Itzik spoke about Israel’s emerging social business arena and about how IVN, as an impact investment organization, creates sustainable social change in Israel […]

IVN’s Benny Levin, Itzik Danziger and Shuki Ehrlich in an Interview with Globes

IVN’s Benny Levin, Itzik Danziger and Shuki Ehrlich in an Interview with Globes

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in News |  

Israel Venture Network’s Benny Levin, Itzik Danziger and Shuki Ehrlich talk about their journey in an interview with Globes’ Shlomit Len. What is the connection between hi-tech magnates Benny Levin (NICE), Itzik Danziger (Comverse) and Shuki Ehrlich (Amdocs) and the small Arab town of Jisr az-Zarqa, a Rabbi from Bnei Brak and a Bedouin entrepreneur […]

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 […]