Israel’s New Social Business Law Approved in Preliminary Knesset Vote

Israel’s New Social Business Law Approved in Preliminary Knesset Vote

Posted on Jul 24, 2017 in News |  

Due to a lack of specific classification/ecosystem for Social Businesses in terms of business structure, taxation, dividend payouts, ext., Social Businesses as well as the Israeli Government have been unable to maximize the benefits of Social Businesses to Israeli Society. IVN started working about 1.5 years ago with the Ministry of Justice, representatives from the […]

An Insight from IVN – Israel Venture Network

An Insight from IVN – Israel Venture Network

Posted on Jul 16, 2017 in News |  

We are accustomed to a world which is clearly divided into the public, business, and social spheres, each with a coherent area of activity. While distinct lines of separation have been maintained among them, recently a new sector of social business has emerged which includes enterprise seeking to mitigate Israel’s social market gaps and failures […]

IVN Celebrated Independence Day with an Important Message

IVN Celebrated Independence Day with an Important Message

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 in News |  

As we joyously celebrated Israel’s 69th Birthday on May 2, we were honored to receive important press in a special edition of Haaretz Newspaper.  The edition focused on Israeli development and advancements as well as Israeli pride in our achievements.  The editors asked us to write a piece specifically for this publication,  to share our […]

IVN’s ‘Unconference’

IVN’s ‘Unconference’

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 in Events, News |  

  On April 2, 2017, IVN conducted our annual event at the Abraham Hostel in Tel Aviv.  Trying something new, we choose the format of an unconference, ‘a loosely structured conference emphasizing the informal exchange of information and ideas between participants, rather than following a conventionally structured program of events.’ As guests arrived, the agenda […]

The IVN 2015-2016 Annual Report Is Now Online

The IVN 2015-2016 Annual Report Is Now Online

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 in News |  

We are glad to announce that the IVN 2015-2016 Annual Report is now available on our website. Featuring an all-new and colorful format, the report details the wide range of activities we have engaged in over the past year, all aimed at creating social change for Israel’s most vulnerable populations. We explain how IVN is building the […]

Israel Voted Great Country for Social Entrepreneurs

Israel Voted Great Country for Social Entrepreneurs

Posted on Oct 2, 2016 in News |  

In a recent experts’ poll on social entrepreneurs by the Thompson Reuters Foundation, in collaboration with Deutsche Bank, UnLtd, and the Global Social Entrepreneurs Network, Israel was voted the 5th best country to be a social entrepreneur. According to the poll, social entrepreneurship is gaining momentum in Israel, and that there are favorable conditions for […]

IVN-JAFI Social Groceries Project Expands to Druze Village

IVN-JAFI Social Groceries Project Expands to Druze Village

Posted 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 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 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 […]

The IVN-Yozma Fund Launch Event in NYC

The IVN-Yozma Fund Launch Event in NYC

Posted on Feb 8, 2016 in Events |  

On Wednesday, January 27th, IVN celebrated the launch of its IVN-Yozma Fund at Colors Restaurant in New York City. The IVN-Yozma Fund is Israel’s first tri-sectorial social investment fund aimed at addressing the country’s widespread unemployment problem. More than 85 members, partners and those wanting to learn more about this ground-breaking effort attended the event. […]