Our Generation Speaks wins innovation award

Our Generation Speaks, an incubator and fellowship program that brings together young Israeli and Palestinian leaders to start sustainable ventures, has been named winner of a 2017 New England Innovation Award by the Smaller Business Association of New England.

Founded by Ohad Elhelo '16, MA'17, Our Generation Speaks features a partnership with Brandeis that brings fellows to the Heller School for Social Policy and Management for a 3-month residency. The program also features a partnership with startup accelerator MassChallenge, along with one-on-one coaching for fellows and ongoing support for past fellows and startups established through fellowships.

The innovation awards started with a field of 149 nominees before being narrowed to 50 finalists. Only two not-for-profit organizations - Our Generation Speaks and the Microbiome Health Research Institute, Inc. - were selected for the awards, which were announced at a gala at the Westin Hotel in Waltham on May 11. Past winners of the award include: Staples, Ben & Jerry’s, Brooks Automation, and Kronos, Inc.

Read more about Our Generation Speaks in this profile from Forbes.

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