Paying it forward in the Start - Up Nation

Established in 2003, Machshava Tova (A Good Thought) was initially set up to help advance computer knowledge in the most disadvantaged populations of Jerusalem.

By DAVID BRUMMER
March 7, 2018 20:44
STUDENTS TAKE part in one of Machshava Tova’s technology workshops

STUDENTS TAKE part in one of Machshava Tova’s technology workshops. (photo credit: Courtesy)

Israel’s global preeminence as the Start-Up Nation is a marvel of the modern world. However, even the most basic technological know-how and knowledge has not been spread evenly across the nation... until now.

Established in 2003, Machshava Tova (A Good Thought) was initially set up to help advance computer knowledge in the most disadvantaged populations of Jerusalem, the brainchild of Terra Venture Partners managing director Dr. Astorre Modena. He was struck by the glaring disparity, in spite of geographical proximity, of the Venture Capital hi-tech world he worked in and the technologically and economically challenged areas of the Talpiot neighborhood.

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