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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.

Please contact Becky at or 847.763.3629 for more information


Launch Night. June 16!

After six months of start up professional training & fellowship, the JCC PresenTense Chicago entrepreneurs are ready to present to the public how they plan to change the face of our community. From a life-change bicycle to new ways to make manufacturing cool again, audiences will interact with the fellows and divvy up valuable PresenTense Dollars to help choose who should be funded.

Join other business professionals of all ages to meet and network amongst the high-tech environment that started it all in Chicago–1871.

Register in advance for FREE; $10 at the door. Register and find out more here.


JCC PresenTense Chicago 2014 Highlights

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