Coexistence and Social Responsibility Through Israel's Startup Culture

March 19, 2018

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Location: Lobby
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM


Sponsored by:

Pandion Therapeutics, LabCentral, PresenTense Israel, and the Consulate General of Israel to New England

Israel is known as the Startup Nation for its disproportionately high number of young companies and new inventions, from the cherry tomato to Waze. Israeli innovation and entrepreneurship are not only useful for the development of new technologies, but also serve as a channel to affect positive societal changes and foster coexistence between different communities.

PresenTense Israel is a startup accelerator that nurtures coexistence through innovation, investing in various underserved communities within Israeli society. PresenTense CEO Rachel Shaul will moderate a panel discussion with three alumni of the incubator who will discuss how their work has influenced their views of coexistence and how they help underserved communities within Israel.

The featured speakers are Dr. Shadi Hassan, a Druze Arab whose startup, Healthymize, has developed an app that uses voice-monitoring technology to assist people living with chronic voice‑affecting diseases; Tomer Shor, whose startup, TuneFork, has developed software that can be used on any device to tailor a precise audio filter for users with hearing loss; and Michael Nachtiler, an ultra-Orthodox Jew whose nonprofit Aguda Achat (One Society) promotes the integration of the ultra-Orthodox community into the Israeli mainstream.

Refreshments will be served.