After six months of fellowship and training, 15 JCC PresenTense Chicago entrepreneurs will showcase their business ventures at “Launch Night” this Thursday, June 12, at Mayne Stage, 1330 W. Morse Avenue. The doors open at 6:15 p.m. for networking. At 7 p.m., the fellows will pitch their ventures. From 8-9 p.m., a business expo will be held where attendees can review projects more closely. The public is invited to this free event. Kosher appetizers and a drink ticket are included. To register, visit: www.gojcc.org/PresenTense.
The 15 JCC PresenTense Chicago entrepreneurs are Sarah Abbott, Miriam Ament, Cassandra Dara-Abrams, Laurel Grauer, Assaf Grumberg, Aimee Halstuk, Alex Isaacson, Beth Jacobson, Marnie Kalfen, Jessica Katz, Alexey Kudashev, Elisa Lupovitch, Devorah Richards, Keri Rosenbloom and Wendy Singer.
“As both Manager of the program and a 2012 Fellow, I know that a supportive community of bold thinkers can change the status quo, improve the quality of life in Chicago and impact the world,” said Becky Adelberg JCC PresenTense Chicago manager, 20-30s. “If you are inspired by our Fellows’ ideas, visit our Web site to learn more, volunteer as part of our team, or join us at an upcoming event.”
JCC PresenTense Chicago is a largely volunteer-run community of local innovators and entrepreneurs, creators and educators, investing their talent and energy to foster the next generation of social entrepreneurs and revitalize the Jewish community. Volunteers are needed for next year’s Advisory Board, mentors and coaches. Applications for the 2015 JCC PresenTense Chicago fellowship will be available in mid-August.