Small businesses are the beating heart of Israel’s economy, providing the majority of Israel’s GDP, workforce and annual growth. Despite this, young small business entrepreneurs are chronically underserved, left to attempt to trade and compete in a complex economy without sufficient skills or support.


Keren Shemesh is the only organization tackling this in Israel, working to cultivate and support the next generation of small business growth, entrepreneurship and job creation.


Every year Keren-Shemesh which has been operating for 15 years, pairs 350 new young entrepreneurs, drawn from all sectors of Israeli society, with experienced, accomplished volunteer mentors from Israel’s business community for a long term program (2 years).