Jerusalem leads in the number of social entrepreneurs, based on an internal
study by ROI Community, a global network of more than 700 Jewish innovators in
more than 40 countries, created by American philanthropist Lynn
Jerusalem leads every other place, with 8.8 percent of the
social innovators. New York and Tel Aviv tied for second place, with 7.7% each,
ROI Community’s statistics revealed.
Within the ROI Community, there were
69 innovators and social entrepreneurs in Jerusalem, who launched or were
involved in initiatives in Jewish education, social justice, business,
environment, political activism, arts and culture, Jewish peoplehood, new media,
intercommunal/ interfaith dialogue, technology, Israel advocacy, LGBTQ activism
and incubating social entrepreneurship.
“Social innovators see an
imperfect world, then take responsibility and immediately look for solutions,”
said Justin Korda, ROI Community executive director. “From this perspective,
Jerusalem is a perfect incubator for entrepreneurs seeking to fix their
neighborhoods, their society and the world.”
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