Enterprising olim complete small-business incubator

“Immigrants are more entrepreneurial than the rest of the population because normally when you are new to a country, you have more of a tendency to create your own business.”

By JAMIE HALPER
August 4, 2017 10:13
4 minute read.
Enterprising olim complete small-business incubator

Newly minted graduates of TheNest’s second cohort of small-business owners pose with their certificates of completion and graduation caps at Wix headquarters in the Tel Aviv Port. (photo credit: SASHA PRILUTSKY/DVISION)

 
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Energetic olim, their families and their mentors filled the brightly lit Wix Headquarters office at the Tel Aviv Port on July 23 to celebrate their graduation from a new small-business accelerator for recent immigrants to Israel.

TheNest program, a 10-week initiative for aspiring small businesses that was started by Wix and Gvahim – an organization that supports olim – seeks to support newly arrived entrepreneurs in their business endeavors. Through a series of workshops and mentorship opportunities, nine immigrants were able to advance their projects toward actualization in the Israeli marketplace.

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