Offim im Offi

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 Dolev, Offim im Offi (meaning: Baking with Character), is a vocational rehabilitation enterprise employing severely at-risk teenage girls. The programming focuses on the baking and selling of pastry products to the public. The enterprise helps these girls towards financial independence and personal empowerment, and also prepares them for integration into the labor market.

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 Weekly Hours Worked by the Girls

  • 2014 – 72
  • 2015 – 180