What we do?
Israel has become known as the “Start-up Nation;” however, only 15% of the population actually benefits from Israel’s technology revolution. We believe that the power of innovation should be ignited across Israel so that 100% of the population can enjoy its rewards. We call it building the “Ground-up Nation.” PresenTense Israel is the leading organization providing infrastructure and backbone support to strengthen Israeli society through entrepreneurship. Since 2007 we have been asking the question: what can we do to make entrepreneurship more accessible and how can we channel entrepreneurship to focus on improving society? We opened the first co-working hub in Israel, launched the first social venture accelerator, the first accelerator for Arab entrepreneurs in Israel, the first accelerator for Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) women and the first accelerator in the world focused on innovative solutions for people with disabilities. The impact has been the launch of over 350 businesses, tech startups and social ventures – that are growing local economies through job growth, enriching community life through volunteer engagement and solving core society problems as our ventures impact tens of thousands of lives. During the next phase of our development we will continue to work with partners to identify and fill in gaps in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Join us today, in the PresenTense!