New Venture Seeks Entrepreneurial Solutions for Israelis With Disabilities
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.
“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.