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Israel Venture Network

  • Palo Alto, CA
  • www.israelventurenetwork.org

Mission Statement

Israel Venture Network is a network of business executives, corporations and philanthropists in Israel and the United States, bridging gaps in Israel through hands-on venture philanthropy. Investing in entrepreneurship, IVN strives to promote sustainable social change in Israel, by strengthening education and the economy in the geographic and social periphery, through scalable models.

Service Areas

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International

We work in Israel, with social entrepreneurs throughout the country and with small and medium sized businesses in the Negev and the Galil.

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer

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Mrs. Taly Dunevich

Keywords

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Israel, venture philanthropy, high-tech, social entrepreneurship, small business development, microlending

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Also Known As

IVN

EIN

14-1891915

 Number

3143998776

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Management & Technical Assistance (Q02)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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IVN's Economic Reconstruction Initiative (IERI), established to stimulate business growth in the Galil after the 2006 War in Lebanon, worked with more than 200 businesses employing over 4,000 people. The program was adapted to the conditions in Israel's Negev region and  is now working with over 50 businesses employing over 1,000 people.
We have selected four brilliant Social Entrepreneurs to join our Social Entrepreneur Program, rounding out the cohort to 18. 

The national Institute for School Leadership, newly-created by the Ministry of Eduction in April 2007, is the national center for training school principals. This was influenced by IVN's 2-year principals training program in Israel's northern region, which focused on the role of the principal as the primary change agent in school.

Programs

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Program 1

IVN invests in three areas of interventions and encourages synergy among them: a. Strengthening the Education System. The Education Initiative has two primary objectives: to raise student achievements and improve student well-being; and to advance the management capabilities within the education system. We work in Tiberias, Kiryat Shemona and the Upper Galil, Sderot, and Ofakim. b. Investing in Social Leadershimentoring by IVN members, and educational opportunities to bolster skills. We also fund IsraCorps, a volunteer and leadership development program that is educating a new generation of Israeli volunteers and is addressing and narrowing social and education gaps. IsraCorps increases the effectiveness of Shnat Sherut one-year volunteers via training, placement and guidance. And it recruits volunteers from the weaker areas of Israel into the program. We are developing IsraCorps US, a program for American Jewish young adults to volunteer in Israel's periphery, side by side with Israeli IsraCorps volunteers. The US volunteers will make a needed contribution by teaching English. The volunteers will also work on issues of identity, social justice and Jewish values. c. Creating Employment Opportunities. IVN's Economic Reconstruction Initiative (IERI) stimulates business growth in Israel's periphery through a scaleable model of: 1. coaching and lending for small and medium businesses; 2. empowering regional business consultants and "MATI" small business development authorities; and 3. providing general operational support to businesses. We also support StartUp Jerusalem, which aims to revitalize Jerusalem and its national and international appeal through the development of the city's unique competitive advantages.

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Service Areas

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International

We work in Israel, with social entrepreneurs throughout the country and with small and medium sized businesses in the Negev and the Galil.

Funding Needs

IVN is looking for investors for the Social Entrepreneur Program. Investors can choose to fund a specific type of Social Entrepreneur or the Social Entrepreneur Program in general. Average cost to support one Social Entrepreneur is $45,000/year. IVN is looking for investors for the Economic Reconstruction Initiative in the Negev region, to help businesses there develop, thereby stimulating economic growth and job creation in this region.

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ISRAEL VENTURE NETWORK
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Israel Venture Network

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Taly Dunevich

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Eric A Benhamou

Benhamou Global Ventures

Term: Nov 2002 - Oct

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