About us

Unistream was founded in 2001 to increase social and economic mobility in Israel by introducing underprivileged Israeli teens to the business world.

Leading entrepreneurs and businesspeople mentor teens as they found startup companies and develop business ventures, while still in high school. Program participants graduate Unistream with an entrepreneurial skill set, as well as improved soft skills and leadership experience, helping them to change the courses of their lives and contribute to society as leaders of social change.



Unistream has won multiple Israeli and international awards, including:



• The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Intercultural Innovation Award
• Israel Independence Day Lighting of the Torch, by Unistream teen Or Asulin
• Israel’s 2013 Presidential Award for Volunteerism
• Named one of the 60 leading initiatives for a better future in Israel



Unistream has a strategic partnership with The Jewish Federtion of Greater Los Angels.


 

Projects per Year
100
Projects per Year
Activity Groups
100
Activity Groups
Teen Participants
2,000
Teen Participants
Alumni
2,000
Alumni
Volunteer Businesspeople
3,500
Volunteer Businesspeople
Communities in Israel
50
Communities in Israel
Entrepreneurship Centers
13
Entrepreneurship Centers
Community Service Hours
31,000
Community Service Hours

The programs

Start Up Now

Start Up Now

Start Up Now is a one-year program, in partnership with the Israel Innovation Authority, in which participants found and run startup companies with the support of mentors and professional business liaisons.

Start Up Now

Start Up Now is a one-year program, in partnership with the Israel Innovation Authority, in which participants are introduced to the business world, and gain experience founding a startup, with the support of mentors and professional business liaisons.

The program gives partitcipants practical and theoretical tools to help them integrate into the business world. The program aims to provide a diverse array of underprivileged populations access to the promise of Israel's Startup Nation and to foster economic and social mobility to effect meaninful change.

 

 

 

 

Business Entrepreneurship
Business Entrepreneurship
Technology
Technology
Leadership
Leadership
FAST FORWARD TO ICT

FAST FORWARD TO ICT

Fast Forward to ICT is an innovative career program for Unistream alumni (18+). In partnership with JPMorgan Chase,, the Claridge Foundation and the Gandyr Foundation, the program works to integrate Unisteam graduates in leading Israeli companies, with an emphasis on the high-tech industry.

FAST FORWARD TO ICT

Fast Forward to ICT is an innovative career program for Unistream alumni (18+). In partnership with  JPMorgan Chase, the Claridge Foundation, and the Gandyr Foundation, the program works to integrate Unisteam graduates in leading Israeli companies, with an emphasis on the high-tech industry.

The program paves the way for talented, motivated teens from underprivileged areas to step into the center of Israeli society and to thrive, by finding meaningful careers at top companies in Israel.

The program has three main components: placing alumni in high-tech and finance companies; providing training for alumni in technology professions; and investing in, assisting with (via mentorship), and promoting the graduates’ startup companies

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Placing alumni in high-tech and finance companies
Placing alumni in high-tech and finance companies
Providing training for alumni in technology professions
Providing training for alumni in technology professions
Investing, assisting via mentorship, and promoting the graduates startup companies.
Investing, assisting via mentorship, and promoting the graduates startup companies.
Educating tomorrow's leaders today

Educating tomorrow's leaders today

In our flagship three-year program, teens from underprivileged Israeli communities found and run their own statrtup companies, lead meaningful social initiatives, and actively contribute to their communities. Unistream is supported by USAID from the American People (in seven centers).

Educating tomorrow's leaders today

Unistream's Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders Today is a three-year program in which teens from underprivileged Israeli communities found and run statrtup companies. In addition to their startup ventures, the teens lead meaningful social initiatives, and actively contribute to their communities. This helps to instill deep, long-term social values and vision.

Participants establish business ventures – from ideation through to business development and sales. By managing the company, appointing staff, conducting market research, writing business plans, raising capital, and planning and executing go-to-market strategy, the teens gain skills in entrepreneurship and excellence, as they become familiar with cutting-edge technologies.
In addition to developing startups, the teens participate in many workshops and activities to build leadership skills, and to prepare for army/social service, university, and workforce integration.

The skills the teens acquire at Unistream help them to leap forward and recalibrate their lives – starting with their academic achievements and social integration in their communities, and on to meaningful military service and higher education, career selection, and successful integration into the workforce.

After completing the program, the teens graduate to the Fast Forward to ICT alumni program. 

 

 

Business Entrepreneurship and technology
Business Entrepreneurship and technology
Leadership
Leadership
Social entrepreneurship
Social entrepreneurship

Business Community

Unistream’s business community is a key component of the program’s success. Our rich network of volunteer businesspeople connects the youth directly to the business world and provides access to a vast universe of knowledge and experience. Unistream volunteers serve as mentors and professional coaches, lead workshops in their fields of expertise, host the teens at their companies, and provide the teens with unique opportunities. It is mutually beneficial - Unistream teens gain direct access to role models, with whom they meet regularly, while volunteers gain a true sense of accomplishment and satisfaction from their ability to actively make a difference.
Unistream is a ticket to success
Avi Katz- Cofix Founder and Hagshama Fund President
Avi Katz- Cofix Founder and Hagshama Fund President
Start-up Nation must be part of the whole State of Israel – the center and the periphery
Adi Soffer Teeni- CEO Facebook Israel
Adi Soffer Teeni- CEO Facebook Israel
Unistream provides its teens not only with knowledge, but also worldliness
Hana Rado- Supersonas President
Hana Rado- Supersonas President