Nefesh B’Nefesh is launching its “Initiative for Zionist Innovation” in cooperation with Keren Kayemeth Le’Israel and Avram and Sharon Blumenthal and Family. The initiative strives to support Olim committed to impacting social change or pursue business innovation in the spirit of Zionism. Successful candidates may be eligible for a financial grant to assist in actualizing their projects as well as marketing support and use of Nefesh B’Nefesh’s spaces throughout the country.
To be eligible for the Initiative for Zionist Innovation, candidates must have made or are making Aliyah through Nefesh B’Nefesh with a confirmed Aliyah date on or before November 30, 2017. Candidates will be asked to submit a basic business plan, their professional resume, and a mission statement for their initiative. The selected candidates will be asked to “pay it forward,” by providing opportunities and mentoring sessions to other Nefesh B’Nefesh Olim.
“The Initiative for Zionist Innovation was created in order to empower Olim to take their creative ideas, through social and business innovation, and transform them into reality,” said Zev Gershinsky, Executive VP of Nefesh B’Nefesh. “Inspired by early Zionists, coupled with the resources of today, our new Initiative hopes to impact Israel’s future.”
Applications are now being accepted until October 25, 2017. Successful candidates will be announced by December 3, 2017. For more information, please visit: http://www.nbn.org.il/initiative-for-zionist-innovation/