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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


Shark Tank Night of Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, April 28, 6:15-9:00pm
Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Avenue [ map ]

Join JCC PresenTense Chicago at our popular Shark Tank event to support, develop and empower entrepreneurs in the Jewish community.  12 passionate start up leaders are on the brink of launching their ventures. Each will have the opportunity to stand up in front of a panel of sharks to pitch how their venture will bring about social change. Six of these committed fellows will be awarded a $2,500 mini-grant.

$10 in advance, $15 at the door;
Includes kosher appetizers & one drink ticket

Online registration closes Monday, April 27 at 5:00pm

Register   Learn about the Entrepreneurs and Sharks

Those who RSVP in advance will be registered for a chance to win the new Apple Watch. The winner will be announced at the end of the event. You must be present to win. 



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