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JCC PresenTense Chicago

Fostering social change by igniting community entrepreneurs

JCC PresenTense Chicago is a volunteer-run community of local innovators and entrepreneurs, thinkers and leaders, creators and educators, investing their talent and energy to foster the next generation of social entrepreneurs and to impact our established Jewish community.

Through an intensive, cooperative six-month Fellowship, PresenTense helps young entrepreneurs develop their ideas into transformational, sustainable and socially responsible ventures by tapping the talents and passions of professionals in our community.


Applications for the JCC PresenTense Chicago
2015 Fellowship are now open until November 6!
Fellow Application

Apply to be a Mentor, Coach, Advisory Board Comittee Member and volunteer.
Open until December 16.

Volunteer Application

Please contact Becky at or 847.763.3629 for more information

Upcoming Event

Social Innovation Night: Health Heroes | Nov 3

Social Innovation Night: Health Heroes

Monday, November 3
John Barleycorn River North, 149 W. Kinzie, Chicago

Join us for a thought-provoking night of new ideas, amazing stories and world-changing concepts in the health field.

6:30pm: Appetizers & networking

7:00pm: Headliner Presentations:
Jonny Imerman: Imerman Angels; cancer support
Shivani Nazareth: Counsyl; women’s health
Carli Feinstein: Bright Pink; breast cancer prevention

Entrepreneur presentations by PT alumni:

In partnership with: Center for Jewish Genetics

Passionate speakers will provide brief presentations of entrepreneurship in the health field. Afterwards, engage the speakers on a more in-depth level through an interactive panel discussion and Q & A session.

Learn about the JCC PresenTense Chicago 2015 Fellowship and how you can get involved!

FREE Event includes vegetarian appetizers & a drink ticket.
Optional donation: $5- $10
RSVP and more info at: or 847.763.3629

Facebook event is here

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Were you at Launch Night 2014?

See the pictures!
Moments on Magnets
Launch Night Pictures

Photos on Facebook

Speed Interviewing Event  |  2014 Kickoff Event

Fellowship Dates

Click here for Fellowship dates.

Questions? Email here or call 847.763.3629


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