Call for international startups


As life expectancies grow longer, more and more people wish to age in the comfort of their own home.  As such, caregiving for the elderly is one of the fastest growing occupations in the world. Accordingly, global demand for innovative products designed to better support these caregiving services is soaring. This presents a huge opportunity for startups who address issues related to aging in place, to scale their businesses and impact people's lives around the world.
In recent months, the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is changing lives around the globe, and is expected to have a long lasting effect on the elderly, especially their caregiving services. Social distancing is changing traditional caregiving for the elderly and this is exactly where technology can make a significant and important contribution and difference in people's lives.  
This call for applications is in cooperation with JDC, the global Jewish humanitarian organizaiton, which provides life-saving aid to more than 80,000 poor Jewish elderly through a network of sixty-plus Hesed social welfare centers across eleven countries in the former Soviet Union . 

What Are We Looking For

We are looking to pilot, implement and scale innovative tech solutions, from all over the worlds,  that improve the quality of caregiving services. 

  • Communicate

    Various interaction solution to deal with loneliness and social distancing

  • Monitor

    Monitor daily activities and routines of an elder within their home and close vicinity

  • Alert

    Alert different abnormalities in daily routine and emergency cases

  • Supervise

    Remote management of caregiver activities, schedule and tasks

What Do We Offer

  • Funded pilot in Former Soviet Union countries (FSU)

  • Access to knowhow, infrastructure & facilities of JDC

  • Support in product adaptation 

  • Personal mentoring  by TechForGood team and experts network

  • Impact model structure to enable access to impact investments

  • Impact investment opportunities

  • International network of investors, professionals and market connectors

  • Free office space at 2B HUB in TLV

This effort is made possible through the generosity of UJA Federation of New York, the world’s largest local philanthropy, a long-time and cherished JDC partner. 

About us

Caregiver Training Platform

Call for applications

Up until now all JDC-FSU employee training has been done face-to-face in classrooms. This posed its own coordination challenges and COVID 19 has accelerated their need for this platform solution. 

Platform Requirements 

  • Different training tools i.e. videos, online conference calls, interactive software

  • Functions across devices i.e. computer, tablet, smartphone

  • Option for offline sessions – i.e. downloadable as many of the trainees have limited data packages or limited internet access

  • Dashboard to enable progress tracking and interactions

  • User friendly back end that enables uploading new content 

  • Interactive i.e. allows reviews, user generated comments or content, quizzes, or feedback on completed trainings

  • Integration - needed integration to ServiceNow - workflow management software (will be defined separately)

  • Advantage - Russian language exists in system

JDC is the leading global Jewish humanitarian organization, working in nearly 70 countries to lift lives and strengthen communities. We rescue Jews in danger, provide aid to vulnerable Jews, develop innovative solutions to Israel’s most complex social challenges, cultivate a Jewish future, and lead the Jewish community’s response to crises. For over 100 years, our work has put the timeless Jewish value of mutual responsibility into action, making JDC essential to the survival of millions of people and the advancement of Jewish life across the globe. For more information, visit

TechForGood is an international organization that facilitates the use of innovative technologies to scale and expand positive impact. Since its formation in 2015, TechForGood has led cross-sector alliances around the SDGs with partners committed to the business opportunities in addressing social problems. 

TechForGood’s methodology includes partnering with leading multinational corporations, governments and NGOs to address the SDGs through technological innovation. TechForGood maps and incubates the most promising start-ups, selecting to support those who use innovative technology to solve social and environmental issues alongside the potential for high financial revenue. TechForGood’s incubation programs have led 35 start-ups to raise more than $100 million with valuations of over $400 million, all while using TechForGood’s methodology to integrate, scale and measure their impact. 

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