In the Community

Our commitment to “create and develop companies to improve the human condition” is reflected in the companies we establish whose technologies are aimed at reducing health care costs or optimizing the food chain — and in our ongoing involvement in social initiatives.

Mentoring

We regularly host groups of students, tourists, government officials, investors, and visitors from around the world are interested in Israeli entrepreneurship, and the country’s unique incubator model. We take great pride in sharing our experiences, explaining how Trendlines operates, and presenting an up-close look at the Israeli innovation scene.

Steve Rhodes presents to a group

Chairman and CEO Steve Rhodes explains the Trendlines’ model to a group of business people from the United States.

Tmura

Tmura logoTmura, the Israeli Public Service Venture Fund, shares in the success of Israel’s thriving technology sector. It receives equity donations from Israeli and Israel-related high-tech companies As a Tmura member, we have donated Trendlines’ shares, and we strongly encourage all our portfolio companies to allot equity to this meaningful program. In 2016, 10 portfolio companies granted options to Tmura, giving us a total of 27 portfolio companies that have granted options to the organization.

Adopt-a-Soldier Program

As part of the Association for the Wellbeing of Israel’s Soldiers program, we adopted the Israel Defense Force’s 188th Barak (“Lightning”) Armored Brigade. We support social programs for the soldiers in this unit by organizing reciprocal visits, attending special events at the army base, donating computers and equipment, assisting with career counseling for soldiers at the end of their service, and planning joint community events.

During the holiday season, we send gift boxes to soldiers from underprivileged or disadvantaged backgrounds.

Trendlines Debbie Yerushalmy participates in a tree-planting ceremony as part of the Adopt-a-Soldier program

Agtech Senior Business Development Debbie Yerushalmy (left) participates in a tree-planing ceremony as part of the Adopt-a-Soldier program.

Unistream

Trendlines volunteers at the Unistream Sachnin center

Trendlines’ Operations Manager Irit Catz (seated, second from left) and Trendlines Labs’ Engineer Avshalom Shenhav (seated, second from right) and the Unistream youth at the program’s center in Sachnin.

Unistream aims to cultivate business social leadership that will close the gaps of success, tolerance, and personal empowerment. The program has a number of branches throughout Israel. Volunteers from Trendlines work with youth in Unistream Sachnin Center train dozens of youth as social business leaders.