“We did not have any solution that was tailored to the needs of the sector,” the owner of WeBetter, a social business employing ultra-Orthodox in the field of Digital Marketing

“We did not have any solution that was tailored to the needs of the sector,” the owner of WeBetter, a social business employing ultra-Orthodox in the field of Digital Marketing

Posted by on Nov 5, 2018 in News |  

WeBetter is a digital marketing agency employing ultra-Orthodox men and women. Like most digital agencies, WeBetter specializes in providing a suite of digital marketing solutions on the Internet and in social media – marketing campaigns, web presence and search engine optimization; But unlike other digital agencies, its main target audience is, or at least initially […]

Capoeira for Peace: Jewish and Arab children train together in the ultra-Orthodox organization “Haredim LaKetzev”, a social venture supported by IVN and Mizrahi Tefahot Bank

Capoeira for Peace: Jewish and Arab children train together in the ultra-Orthodox organization “Haredim LaKetzev”, a social venture supported by IVN and Mizrahi Tefahot Bank

Posted by on Nov 4, 2018 in News |  

Miki Chayat, the entrepreneur and director of “Haredim LaKetsev,” along with his loyal student, Yair Granovsky, were interviewed today on Channel 10’s “Boker Or” program by Dani Rop and Talya Peled Keinan. In the interview, Miki shared the path that led him to establish the venture, which is a complete anomaly in ultra-Orthodox society. Capoeira […]

A conference on the employment of populations with special needs – sponsored by Bank Hapoalim and MakashimNet, a social business supported by IVN

A conference on the employment of populations with special needs – sponsored by Bank Hapoalim and MakashimNet, a social business supported by IVN

Posted by on Oct 7, 2018 in Events, News |  

Looking for a job is not easy, but looking for a job as a person with special needs makes the issue even more complex. More than 300 people came together at a recent employment conference organized by MakshivimNet and Bank Hapoalim to discuss this very issue. Those present at the conference, potential employers and job […]

What is the connection between occupational diversity and social businesses? An interview with IVN entrepreneurs on the radio program “Culture Here”

What is the connection between occupational diversity and social businesses? An interview with IVN entrepreneurs on the radio program “Culture Here”

Posted by on Aug 9, 2018 in News |  

During a recent edition of “Just a Question” of the radio program “Culture Here,” two social business executives from IVN’s portfolio and IVN’s seed fund manager were interviewed to shed some light on this question:   Asaf Persia tells an exciting story about the “Boys of Light”, a social business that among other things prepares […]

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 by 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 by 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 by 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 […]

Will All Volunteers Please Stand Up?

Will All Volunteers Please Stand Up?

Posted by 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 by 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 by 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 […]