Tech Talk: The social side of hi-tech

Many Israeli start-ups are creating technologies that aim to benefit society and bring about social engagement.

Veterans of the IDF Intelligence Corps Unit 8200, which is responsible for collecting signal intelligence and code decryption, have created a venture called 8200 EISP (Entrepreneurship and Innovation Support Program), the first and only accelerator in Israel that is a nonprofit organization. The program promotes early-stage entrepreneurs, and only 20 percent participants are 8200 alumni. EISP also encourages the ultra-Orthodox and women to apply.

Some 30% of the program’s graduates are women.


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