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 […]

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

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

Posted by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 […]