GITA Ecosystem Mapping

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Project Inspiration

GITA has invested resources and prioritized this project as a response to a strong need raised by the impact-tech community itself. After conducting multiple in-depth interviews with ecosystem leaders, a cohesive claim has been made on the difficulties to track new ecosystem players, Understand their position and role in the ecosystem, and recognize their skills and approach.

Stage & scope

The project is in the pilot stage. This stage is dedicated to proofing the concept of the database structure, methodology and data collection strategy. The pilot scope, includes mapping the ecosystem resources (e.g. VC, PE, philanthropy…etc.), Knowledge (e.g. university, entrepreneurial programs, accelerators… etc.) and Communities (Umbrella organizations, online communities…etc.).

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2B Friendly
Organization Name

2B Friendly (formerly known as Circles of Justice) is an Israeli NGO dedicated to promoting a more just and environmentally-friendly economy through the power of the private sector. 2B Friendly is a part of 2B Group, that was founded by Yoel Cheshin, and...

Ecosystem Roles
Innovation Hub
Impact Strategy
Impact Intentionality
Active
Active
2B Hub
Organization Name

2B Hub is a workspace community for impact innovators and investors. The hub serves as a platform for social investment funds, self-employed investors, innovators, start-ups, and franchisees to connect and create better impact-minded businesses. 2B Hub in...

Ecosystem Roles
Innovation Hub
Impact Strategy
Impact Intentionality
Active
Active
2B-Community
Organization Name

2B-Community is an impact venture capital fund that invests in high growth, mission-driven businesses. 2B-Community was founded in 2016 by Yoel Cheshin (Chairman and Anchor LP) and Shahar Botzer (Managing Partner), who were later joined by Eli Arkin and J...

Ecosystem Classification
Ecosystem Roles
Venture Capital Fund
Impact Strategy
Impact Intentionality, Impact Measurement
Active
Active
50:50 Startups
Organization Name

50:50 Startups is built on the idea that the Palestinian-Israeli status quo cannot be sustained and that peace must start in the hearts and minds of individuals – through meaningful connections in venture creation and technological innovation.

Ecosystem Roles
Business Accelerator
Active
Active
8200 Impact
Organization Name

8200 Impact is the first acceleration program in Israel for social technology (social impact) startups, that aim to solve significant social problems through technology in a wide spectrum of fields: Disabilities, promoting gender equality, the elderly, ed...

Ecosystem Roles
Business Accelerator
Impact Strategy
Impact Intentionality
Active
Active
A3i
Organization Name

A3i: Accelerating Inclusion in Israel is dedicated to ventures that improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. We nurture innovative hi-tech entrepreneurs addressing the needs of people with disabilities, offering intense training, mentorsh...

Ecosystem Roles
Business Accelerator
Impact Strategy
Impact Intentionality
Active
Not Active
ACTO Research Center
Organization Name

The ACTO Center was established at the College of Management Academic Studies with the aim of developing an applied academic infrastructure in the fields of impact investment management and impact entrepreneurship in Israel. The Center is a joint venture...

Ecosystem Classification
Ecosystem Roles
Academic Institution, Research Institute
Impact Strategy
Impact Intentionality
Active
Active
AI For Good
Organization Name

The AI for Good Acceleration Program helps purpose-driven ventures in Israel advance their AI solutions to create positive social transformation. For the second year running, Microsoft for Startups Israel and TechForGood will be selecting a cohort of orga...

Impact Strategy
Impact Intentionality
Active
Active
Al Bawader
Organization Name

Al Bawader is an investment fund focused on the Arab private sector in Israel. The Arab private sector has the capability to deliver high-value products and services to the expanding markets of the Middle East and Arab world. Equally important, the Arab p...

Ecosystem Classification
Ecosystem Roles
Venture Capital Fund
Impact Strategy
Impact Intentionality
ARC Impact
Organization Name

Arc Impact invests in promising startups in sectors of impact, including educational technology, workforce training, healthcare, and assistive technologies. Arc's strategy is to actively invest in early stage companies and to support sector development th...

Ecosystem Classification
Ecosystem Roles
Venture Capital Fund
Impact Strategy
Impact Intentionality
Active
Active