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TechForGood: The Israeli Incubator Helping Investors ‘Get’ Social-Tech Startups

19.9.2017

“Social Tech” is an often misunderstood concept that confuses both entrepreneurs and seasoned investors. Positive societal impact and financial returns can seem to be dichotomous when viewed through the lens of corporate orthodoxy. This could not be further from the truth and the founders of Tech for Good have made it their mission to prove it by nurturing Israel’s fledgling impact investment scene.

EggXYt is bringing gene editing to poultry farms to save chicks and resources

19.9.2017

EggXYt, a company currently being incubated at Tech for Good, was chosen to present at the high profile TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield. Using a self developed system of gene editing the company hopes to fundamentally change the hatchery business, which has long been accused of cruelty and unnecessary waste by critics. The cost savings offered by EggXYt’s system make it a win-win that all sides of the equation can get behind.

New incubator to develop products for the elderly

3.9.2017

Tech for Good and The Matav Association, Israel’s leading non-profit nursing care organization, have announced a cooperative agreement that will see both organizations pool specific resources and talent in a concerted effort to address issues relating to the care of an aging population.

Creating the Win-Win: How Startups, NGOs and Global Brands Are Planting Seeds for ‘The Good Economy’

12.7.2017

Tech for Good’s co-founder and managing director Omri Boral recently spoke at Sustainable Brands’ “Good to the Core” conference in Buenos Aires. Alongside a multitude of international presenters Omri outlined the case for social tech and purpose-driven innovation while highlighting specific examples of Israeli advancements and methodologies.

New smartphone for OAPs can be operated REMOTELY by family members to help baffled grans and grandads

26.3.17

A NEW smartphone for grans and grandads lets family members operate it remotely for them.
Baffled pensioners push a help button that allows ­relatives to take control of the device from their own phone, tablet or home ­computer.

How One Virtual Reality Startup is Disrupting The Digital Healthcare Industry

14.3.17

We are standing at the edge of change in the digital healthcare industry in the realm of Virtual Reality (VR). You may be asking yourself, “How do we know this?” All you need to do is take a closer look at two of the biggest conferences in both the Gaming and Healthcare industries, in which VRPhysio recently had the pleasure of participating in.

Electra Consumer Products launches startup program

22.1.17

In cooperation with the TechForGood organization, Electra Consumer Products is launching a program for supporting and advising startups. The program is aimed at startup in the quality of life sector, including air-conditioning and climate, energy efficiency, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Electra, TechForGood to set up innovation project

19.1.17

Program aims to foster startups in energy conservation, IoT and air conditioning and climate control systems. Israel’s Electra Consumer Products, a distributor of retail and electrical consumer products, said Thursday it was setting up joint project with TechForGood to promote startups that aim to improve quality of life.

While housing protests are long gone, 3 social accelerators are spurring a quiet revolution in Israel

19.7.16

One fine day in 2013, Nir Shimony saw the light – he realized that Israeli social startups were afflicted with a bit of darkness. He knew they could become a big business success, just like Cyber or Fintech startups, but it seemed that they lacked the support and guidance they needed to get there.