IVN Mentors & Entrepreneurs Gathering – Meeting of the Mindful

Posted by on Feb 10, 2012 in Events |  

Feb2012_showcase at hesegIVN began 2012 with a showcase event of its – IVN Social Venture Program. On February 6, 2012, over 60 IVN entrepreneurs, mentors and members of the network filled Tel Aviv’s Heseg House, an exceptional edifice declared a historic preservation site in 1991.

Each one of the 11 social ventures presented their innovative enterprises and talked about the working partnership with IVN mentors and professionals and the profound impact it is having on the growth and direction of the enterprise.

“As a result of our partnership with IVN, we have changed not only the way we run our venture, but also the way we perceive ourselves.”

– Daphna Dor from Shiur Acher Venture

Our keynote speaker, Mr. Jacob Burak, successful business entrepreneur, author, social activist and philanthropist, gave a presentation on “Happiness, Equality & Responsibility”,   which dealt with the questionable correlation between wealth and happiness on both national & personal levels. The presentation was fascinating and thought provoking.

We have since received wonderful feedback regarding the sense of community that the evening created, together with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and commitment regarding the emerging world of social enterprise in Israel.