Entrepreneurship for Development
ID² – Israeli Designed International Development – is an exclusive three day gathering which will bring together 70 young innovators, entrepreneurs and international development professionals from Israel and all over the world. Held for the second year (18-20 February 2014), this year’s gathering will promote and inspire an in depth engagement with the theme ‘Entrepreneurship for Development’.
ID² will encourage and empower the participants to use their experience in innovation and entrepreneurship to meet the needs of developing countries and to position Israel as a leading provider of solutions for the developing world, promoting Israel from the ‘Start Up Nation’ to the ‘Development Start Up Nation’.
Participants will be challenged to draw on their personal experience to tackle the world’s most pressing development challenges and achieve sustainable development. ID² will provide participants with the opportunity to become leaders in this field and position Israel as the ‘Development Start-Up Nation’.
ID² is not a conference, but a platform for international development professionals and entrepreneurs to interact in person, solidify friendships, think differently and seize new opportunities. The gathering will be attended by participants between the ages of 20-39, that have at least two years professional experience, either as an entrepreneur or in the international development sector. This includes participants that have started their own businesses, work independently as entrepreneurs, for funds or foundations, for the government, academic institutions and NGOs.
ID² is organized by Danielle Abraham and Daniel Ben Yehuda in partnership with the Schusterman Philanthropic Network, a global enterprise that supports and creates innovative initiatives for the purpose of igniting the passion and unleashing the power in young people to create positive change in the Jewish community and across the broader world. The contributing partners for the ID² 2014 Connection Point include MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Pears Program on Innovation and International Development at the Hartog School of Government and Policy at Tel Aviv University.