Social business and economic growth in Israel's Arab village...
Social business and economic growth in Israel's Arab villagesSep 15, 2016 8:30am
The Task Force and Israel Venture Network hosted a breakfast discussion in New York City on:
Social business and economic growth in Israel's Arab villages
with Neta Hanien, Co-founder, Juha's Guesthouse and Rebecca Schumer, US Director, Israel Venture Network
Israel's social business eco-system has been gaining attention in recent years as various models prove the possibility of addressing social issues that also boost economic growth. Juha's Guesthouse is a social business founded by an Arab man and a Jewish woman in the Arab village of Jisr-a-Zarka whose success has been praised by both government officials and Israel's business and philanthropic elite. Its founding in 2014 catalyzed social venture investment in the local tourist industry, leading to the opening of 8 new tourism-related businesses since 2014, and visits by 1800 tourists (generating NIS 600k of income) in the last year alone.
Neta Hanien, attorney and co-founder of Juha's Guesthouse, shared the story and vision behind this unique partnership, and Rebecca Schumer, US Director of the Israel Venture Network discussed the growing role of social business and venture philanthropy for economic growth within at-risk, marginalized communities in Israel.
Thursday, September 15
New York City