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Getting business invested in social change

How stock options and start-up capital can build a kinder society and help with Israeli-Palestinian peace
Presenting at TEDx Roma (YouTube screen shot)
Presenting at TEDx Roma (YouTube screen shot)
Presenting at TEDx Roma (YouTube screen shot)
Presenting at TEDx Roma (YouTube screen shot)

In my recent TEDx Roma talk, I discussed two initiatives that are trying to make a difference through business. The first, Tmura – The Israeli Public Service Venture Fund, translates start-up company stock options into cash grants to education and youth non-profits in Israel.

The second initiative, which I co-founded with Palestinian entrepreneur Saed Nashef, is Sadara – The Middle East Venture Capital Fund. Sadara aims to help build a Palestinian technology ecosystem by providing financing and support to Palestinian tech entrepreneurs who are starting companies.

Both of these initiatives originate within the business community but have significant social impact. I invite you to watch — and share — my presentation:

Read Start-Up Israel to keep your finger on the pulse of Israeli high-tech and innovation!

About the Author
Yadin Kaufmann is co-Founding Partner of Sadara Ventures/The Middle East Venture Capital Fund, the first fund targeting investments in Palestinian technology companies, and Founder & Chairman of Tmura - The Israeli Public Service Venture Fund, which was founded in 2002 to increase the involvement of the high-tech community in non-profit activity in Israel.
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