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.
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.
Tmura, 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.
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.
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.