3 Lessons about Social Entrepreneurship in Israel

What resources, skills, drives, motivations do need to get your social project started? – Ask Matt: Live from Jerusalem, Israel

Hey everybody, it’s Matthew Alberto – live in Jerusalem, Israel.

It’s the next day and I’ve had a good sleep.

Later today, I’m actually going to meet with a number of social entrepreneurship bloggers from around the world. They’ll come here soon and we’re going to have dinner together, and I’m waiting on them.

Today I just explored a bit of Jerusalem. In the background, you can actually see the old city of Jerusalem which is a holy land for a number of the world’s major religions, including Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

So it’s an honour and privelege to be here.

Also while I’m here, it’s a very windy day but very sunny too. It’s quite beautiful.

While I’m here with a beautiful view of Jerusalem, I thought it would be great to answer a budding and eager question from one of our audience members.

Resources, Skills, Drives & Motivations for a Successful Social Project

A few weeks ago, someone actually messaged me and asked me this question:

“What resources, skills, drives, motivations do need to get your social project started and to succeed?”

This is a great question to get us kickstarted before we meet a number of social projects and social entrepreneurs across Jerusalem.

Today’s Adventures Around Emek Refa’im & the Old City, Jerusalem, Israel


Dinner with Top Social Entrepreneurship Bloggers
incl. Alex from PioneersPost.com, Peter from SocialExecutive.com & Tristan from SocialEarth.com
Thanks to Joanna & Adi from Kinetis – Vibe Israel for bringing us all together

What Will the World Lose if You Fail? – Ask Matt: Live from Jerusalem, Israel

Hey everybody. It’s Matt Alberto here, and I’m live in Jerusalem, Israel.

My plane just touched down a few hours ago and it’s in the wee hours of the morning right now.

It’s 1:30 am. My flight was 12 hours long but what I wanted to do was just touch base with you and show you the view from where I’m staying at the moment.

Back there, that’s Jerusalem.

It’s actually quite cold right now, and I’ve got a bit of a cough, but I’m still going to push through.

I’m here for the next couple of days and it’s going to be very exciting, so stay tuned as we check out different social entrepreneurs from across Israel. We’ll also explore the culture and discover what kind of good and cool things are people doing in this part of the world.

While I’m here and as I’ve touched down, I wanted to do a quick Ask Matt session, and I wanted to do it live via video cam and I thought it would be interesting with Jerusalem in the background.

It’s interesting as well as we move towards the next couple of days as we have an adventure together across Jerusalem and Israel for social entrepreneurship.

So the question for today is: “What will the world lose if I fail?”

So someone was actually asking that from their point of view. The question is essentially, “What would the world lose if you failed at social entrepreneurship?”

Pictures of my trip to Jersulem, Israel


Waiting at the airport for my flight to Israel


Very tired on my 12 hour-long flight to Tel Aviv Airport


Flight path from Hong Kong to Israel


Almost arriving in Israel


Sharing stories with my taxi driver from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

3 Reasons to Check Out Social Entrepreneurship in Israel + Announcing Free Giveaways

Hey everybody, it’s Matthew Alberto here.

I’m live on location at Guandi Temple in Taiwan.

I’ve got a great announcement today. I’ve got 3 reasons why you should be checking out the next couple of videos especially as I go to Israel.

Why should you be watching them?

1) The first reason is that I’m actually going to Israel with 3 other major social entrepreneurship experts. In particular, they’ll be social entrepreneurship bloggers from Pioneer Post, Social Executive and Social Earth. These 3 bloggers from these blogs are major players in the social entrepreneurship space, and I’m going with them.

Vibe Israel actually organised the trip for us, and they were looking for the top social entrepreneurship bloggers. The 4 of us were each chosen from around the world. So check out the videos if you want to learn more about social entrepreneurship from around the world.

2) The second main reason that you should watch these videos and following along is that you’ll be learning more about the social entrepreneurship scene in Israel, and it’s going to be alot of fun. You’ll learn more about the culture. You’ll meet different people from there and we’re even going to try to taste some of the food and learn some of the language and I’ll video tape it all so you can see and experience it all with me.

3) The third reason that you should watch the upcoming videos with me in Israel is because I’m giving you a number of FREE GIVEAWAYS. They’ll be cool stuff from Israel. In particular, I’m giving away products from social enterprises and social entrepreneurs and in that way we’ll promote social entrepreneurship, but at the same time, give you freebies.

So stay tuned to find out more about how you can be one of the lucky winners who gets one of those giveaways.

Make sure you subscribe to my email newsletter and podcasts, and check out my website regualrly and stay tuned for these videos as we go to Israel.

Bye Bye!