August 11, 2020

This month, we spoke to Yau Ben Or co-founder and managing director at Rural Senses.

Tell us about Rural Senses!

Rural Senses is all about putting people at the centre of decision-making. We are passionate about helping development and humanitarian practitioners take data-driven decisions based on what communities really care about. We use AI and empower local data collectors to shorten the time i...

May 17, 2020

This month, we are featuring Avenews, the future of FinTech for agriculture!

Avenews creates the connection between financial institutions and agri-businesses through a digital infrastructure that directly links agri-trade activity with financial services.

What is Avenews' Story?

Avenews was founded to support the agriculture sector. The co-founders of the company are Shalom and Ishai Ben-Or and Is...

March 29, 2020

This month, we are featuring superwoman Tamar Ish Cassit,  Co-CEO and CTO of Cassit.

What is Cassit's Story?

Tamar Ish Cassit, an industrial designer with over a decade of experience designing and producing custom-made products for people with disabilities, decided to address developing country challenges. She discovered that most disabled people around the world don't have access to high-qu...

March 11, 2020

This month, we are featuring Simon Schwall, CEO of OKO Finance.

OKO provides index insurance and other farming-related services to smallholder farmers in emerging countries. Using state of the art technologies to monitor rainfall and crop evolution, a direct interface with farmers and a unique distribution network, OKO protects farmers and unlocks their access to financing.

OKO has partnered with...

January 22, 2020

We are calling Water, Sanitation, Disaster Risk Reduction and Education startups

Application deadline: January 26th

Apply now to get a chance to receive:

• Mentorship including a short training program and one-on-one support in Israel, to help companies understand the needs on the ground and collaborate towards designing pilot plans

• Pilot funding, including: product testing in one of IsraAID’...

January 16, 2019

We're proud of our Pears Challenge Alumni Max Simonovsky & Alex Orlovsky Co-founders of Soapy for receiving the Global Impact Awards from the president of Israel.

January 3, 2019

Innovate for WASH Tel-Aviv & Innovate for WASH Jerusalem Events brought together innovators, Humanitarian practitioners and water expert to discuss the challenges and opportunities in bringing innovative water, sanitation and hygiene technologies to the field. The events were a great way to kickoff our recruitment campaign for the Pears 2019, we are convinced that the high energies, engaging dis...

December 30, 2018

We’re so proud of our Pears Challenge alumni Soapy and EFA Technologies for both making the list of **35 ways Israel inspired the world this year**

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December 26, 2018

We're so proud of our India-Israel Innovation Bridge alumni SupPlant, who just signed a cooperation with Nulandis | Agrochemical Solution Provider. Thanks to this alliance Nulandis will provide several million dollars to build an infrastructure that will help to provide and to promote SupPlant technologies in 14 African countries.

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December 10, 2018

We are really proud of our Pears Challenge alumni, Soapy Cassit, who were presented by their CEO's Max Simonovsky (Soapy) and Tamar Ish Cassit (Cassit) at the AIPAC tech venture in New York at the Social Innovation Showcase 

They had the opportunity to stand on the same stage with leading companies in the medtech, water tech, and supporting technologies.

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