Chavaya Mitgalgelet

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, a development program for more mature enterprises.

Under the umbrella of NGO House of Wheels (range of services for children and adults with impaired mobility),Chavaya Mitgalgelet (meaning: Rolling Experience) is a venture in which House of Wheel graduates expose adults without disabilities to the everyday challenges experienced by disabled. Through their personal stories and having the participants simulate daily chores such as shopping at the supermarket, tying shoelaces, going to the ATM and more, the goal is to change how people perceive the disabled and to encourage them to employ adults with disabilities.

Joined IVN’s portfolio in 2014 within the framework of IVN’s partnership with Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot

STATUS: Mature

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Mentors

Reuven Reif

Reuven was a Senior Partner at Goldfarg, Levy, Eran & Co., one of Israel’s leading law firms, until his retirement at the end of 2007. Reuven remains Of Counsel to the firm.

Naftali (Tali) Idan

Former CFO at Ceragon, Tali currently serves as director at Lumenis and is involved in a number of social organizations. As a seasoned financial executive, having served as CFO in leading Israeli hi-tech companies, Tali brings with him years of invaluable experience.

Co-investors

IVN and Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot

Impact

Number of Workshops Annually

  • 2014 – 36
  • 2015 (projected) – 100

Income Generated

  • 2014 – NIS 42,000
  • 2015 (projected) – NIS 120,000