Times of Israel in-depth interview with Eric Benhamou, Global Chairman of IVN, and Michal Simler, CEO of IVN

Times of Israel in-depth interview with Eric Benhamou, Global Chairman of IVN, and Michal Simler, CEO of IVN

Posted on Jul 5, 2018 in News |  

Israel, the start-up nation, is known throughout the world for its ability to build successful high-tech businesses and find creative solutions to meet the most unexpected challenges. This creativity, combined with  the entrepreneurial culture that has developed over the years, are assets that can be optimized for both the financial success of businesses as well […]

Not just fish: High-tech entrepreneurs are giving the State of Israel fishing rods to help close social gaps

Not just fish: High-tech entrepreneurs are giving the State of Israel fishing rods to help close social gaps

Posted on Jun 14, 2018 in News |  

an article by Benny Levin, IVN’s Vice Chairman – Published in the Jerusalem Post on June 13th 2018 Like millions of other people, I recently celebrated Israel’s 70th birthday. The event gave us all a moment to pause and think about where we came from and perhaps more importantly, where we are going as a […]

Spotlight on an IVN Social Business: Eitan – Everyone Can Do It!

Spotlight on an IVN Social Business: Eitan – Everyone Can Do It!

Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in News |  

‘Eitan – Everyone Can Do It’ is a social business training program that empowers and employs teenagers/adults on the autism spectrum. The program trains individuals in a wide range of fitness training styles including TRX, martial arts, short/long distance running, stability and movement, HIT, cross fit, triathlon, Pilates and more. Those deemed capable are then […]

Will All Volunteers Please Stand Up?

Will All Volunteers Please Stand Up?

Posted on Mar 18, 2018 in News |  

When a new social business joins IVN’s portfolio, they receive more than just money. The ventures selected to join the program are accompanied by a team of volunteer mentors who work in collaboration with IVN’s professional staff. Mentors, who are senior business executives from a variety of fields – marketing, sales, finance, human resources, organizational […]

A Global Look at Social Enterprises: Spotlight on the UK

A Global Look at Social Enterprises: Spotlight on the UK

Posted on Feb 27, 2018 in News |  

In the UK, the term ‘social enterprise’ covers a wide range of different ventures, each of them united by some key characteristics: • they have a clear social purpose • they generate a significant proportion of their income from trading • they reinvest the majority of their profits in their social mission. These social enterprises […]

IVN 2016-2017 Annual Report

IVN 2016-2017 Annual Report

Posted on Dec 7, 2017 in News |  

We are glad to announce that the IVN 2016-2017 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 […]

IVN Entrepreneur Awarded Echoing Green Global Fellowship

IVN Entrepreneur Awarded Echoing Green Global Fellowship

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 in Events, News |  

We are thrilled to announce that last week IVN venture Duroos Learning Center was awarded this year’s prestigious Echoing Green* 2015 Global Fellowship. Frustrated by the poor standard of education in the Arab sector, 7 years ago Fadi Elobra established the Duroos Learning Center with the help of IVN.  Understanding their potential, Duroos was selected […]

Operation Yonatan: A Personal Story of a Social Business (Yediot Aharonot)

Operation Yonatan: A Personal Story of a Social Business (Yediot Aharonot)

Posted 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 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 […]

A Finer Net for our Network

A Finer Net for our Network

Posted on Feb 13, 2014 in News |  

Building and sustaining relationships with members, delivering and communicating with all supporters in new and innovative ways is high on IVN’s priority list. This past year, Reuven Shelef, Founder and President of OUT OF THE BOX Consulting, has, pro bono, helped IVN turn this dream into a reality. Until recently, IVN managed its database with […]