By Rachel Shaul With the second-largest number of start-ups in the world after Silicon Valley, there is no doubt that Israel is well deserving of the moniker start-up nation. But our work can't stop there. With so many different groups making up the country's population, we need to make entrepreneurship accessible to all Israeli communities in order to improve the communities themselves and society on the whole. Leveraging the country’s … [Read more...] about Using the Power of Entrepreneurship for Social Change
Global company WeWork will be holding their Israel Creator Awards event this summer in Jerusalem. Launched last year, the Creator Awards is a global initiative to recognize and reward the creators of the world, and includes over $1M of available awards per city for individuals and organizations around the world - WeWork members and others. More than 5,000 people attended the first Israel Creator Awards event in Tel Aviv last October, where … [Read more...] about 2018 WeWork Israel’s Creator Awards to be Held in Jerusalem
The Orthodox Union (OU) has launched the OU Impact Accelerator to rapidly identify and invest in solutions for current and future Jewish communal needs. The program will is built on mentorship-based growth and early-stage funding for Jewish nonprofit entrepreneurs. In the first cycle, four to six projects will be awarded up to $25,000 each. “The Torah teaches us that we have a shared responsibility for each other, kol yisrael areivim zeh … [Read more...] about Orthodox Union Launches First Impact Accelerator Program
The Collaboratory - co-produced by UpStart and ROI Community - is the largest annual gathering of Jewish community visionaries, innovators, and catalyzers of change in North America. This year, The Collaboratory is tackling the theme The Art of Risk-Taking with opportunities to: Hear from the best, including this year's keynote, renowned nonprofit thought leader and humorist Vu Le of Nonprofit AF. Grow your network at the premiere … [Read more...] about The Collaboratory 2018 is now accepting requests for invitations!
By H. Glenn Rosenkrantz Tamir Barzilai is beta-testing an app so people with dietary restrictions can find restaurants in Vancouver offering dishes free of taboo ingredients. So far, the app has 500 subscribers, has earned extensive media coverage, and will soon go wider in Vancouver, and to other cities in Canada and the United States if all goes according to plan. Barzilai, 23, is embracing purposeful product development to address a real … [Read more...] about Hackathon, Jewish Style