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December 10, 2013 11:42 am
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New Venture Seeks Entrepreneurial Solutions for Israelis With Disabilities

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JNS.org PresenTense Israel, a volunteer-run organization aimed at bringing together entrepreneurs to revitalize Jewish communities, is teaming up with the Ruderman Family Foundation and Beit Issie Shapiro nonprofit to launch a new program aimed at bringing an entrepreneurial spirit to helping people with disabilities.

Dubbed A3i—Accelerating Inclusion in Israel—the program will be the first start-up accelerator focused on solutions that address the needs of people with disabilities. Entrepreneurs looking to get involved in the Ra’anana-based program must submit ventures addressing the needs of people with disabilities; the ventures may include hi-tech ventures, social businesses, or social ventures.

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“The Ruderman Family Foundation believes that A3i will allow all of us to experiment, learn and broaden our capacity to become an inclusive society,” Shira Ruderman, Israel director of the Ruderman Family Foundation, said in a statement.

“Through this partnership and the innovative projects we hope will result from it, developers can turn their ideas into reality and benefit people with disabilities,” she said.

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