When ‘tikkun olam’ and business innovation converge

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April 28, 2015 17:19

The Schusterman Foundation has brought 30 of the best and brightest young entrepreneurs to Israel.




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Reality program participants meet with former president Shimon Peres.. (photo credit: MAAYAN BENARTZI)

When millions of Israelis somberly stopped whatever they were doing on Holocaust Remembrance Day and listened to the wailing 60-second siren honoring those who perished, Casey Rotter was on Kibbutz Ein Gev holding hands with 29 other idealistic young peers who were awestruck by the emotional intensity of the moment.

Rotter was in the country as part of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation’s intensive eight-day leadership summit, which brings young entrepreneurs interested in changing society for the better to Israel, in the hope that they will bring their own version of tikkun olam (repairing the world) to their respective enterprises. According to the Schusterman website, “Israel is the ideal backdrop for learning how to lead and create social change.”

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