IVN’s Ecommunity at Dizengoff Center

IVN’s Ecommunity at Dizengoff Center

Posted 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 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 Roadshow: Showcasing Portfolio Ventures in New York

IVN Roadshow: Showcasing Portfolio Ventures in New York

Posted on Jul 20, 2015 in Events |  

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 […]

IVN Portfolio Venture “Ravtech” on CNN

IVN Portfolio Venture “Ravtech” on CNN

Posted 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 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, […]

IVN’s Michal Simler Presents at the Socialize 15 Conference

IVN’s Michal Simler Presents at the Socialize 15 Conference

Posted on Jun 9, 2015 in News |  

On Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Habima in Tel Aviv, leading social business thought leaders gathered together at a conference at which they had 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 presented at the conference on the […]

Apply Now: IVN-YOZMA Fund – Submit Your Candidacy

Apply Now: IVN-YOZMA Fund – Submit Your Candidacy

Posted 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 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 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 […]

IVN awarded the Government Tender to Establish and Operate a Social Yozma Fund

IVN awarded the Government Tender to Establish and Operate a Social Yozma Fund

Posted on Mar 22, 2015 in News |  

For the first time in the history of Israel, the Israeli Government issued a government-sponsored tender for the management and co-funding of a social business investment fund: Yozma Fund. The tender is a joint effort between the National Insurance Institute, the Finance Ministry and the National Economic Council. IVN was awarded the tender to establish […]