IVN’s End-of Year Event

IVN’s End-of Year Event

Posted on Jan 28, 2016 in Events |  

On January 19th, dozens of IVN mentors, members and entrepreneurs filled the Na Laga’at Center (meaning: please touch), a meeting place for the deaf, the blind, the deaf-blind and the general public to engage in dialogue. The evening was a wonderful opportunity for IVN’s portfolio ventures and tens of dedicated, volunteer business mentors to meet […]

IVN in the Top 10: Ways to Invest in Israel

IVN in the Top 10: Ways to Invest in Israel

Posted 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 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 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 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 […]