Fostering social change by igniting community entrepreneurs
We are proud to announce Seed613 (formerly JCC PresenTense Chicago), the relaunch of our social entrepreneurial initiative designed to meet the needs of our community moving forward. Like Honi, the elderly gentlemen who planted saplings for the benefit of the future, we will nurture the seeds of inspiration and innovation that will benefit the community for years to come.
Rooted in tradition, the Seed613 name purposefully leverages several strong Jewish images. First, the 613 mitzvot, or commandments, of the Torah which corresponds to the 613 seeds of the pomegranate, a symbol of righteousness, fruitfulness, knowledge, learning, and wisdom. And finally, in a purely entrepreneurial sense, Seed is a critical source of funding made to early-stage ventures.
As a result, Seed613 represents our intent to focus on social entrepreneurship initiatives that have a lasting and positive effect on our community.
Join JCC Chicago’s Seed613, our social entrepreneurial initiative, for a Woman’s Entrepreneurship Panel discussion. Hear from our five inspiring Chicago business leaders about the biggest challenges they’ve faced, the lessons they’ve learned and advice they wished someone had told them!
Special Guest Speakers:
6:30-7:00pm: Appetizers & Registration
7:00-8:30pm: Comedian Caryn Bark introduces panelists
Event is free to attend and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome at the door.
Apply to be a part of Upstart Chicago! The UpStart Accelerator partners with innovative organizations to help transform vision and passion into successful, scaleable Jewish social ventures. Upstart is looking for the next cohort of bold entrepreneurs who are redesigning the experience and expression of Jewish life. These organizations will receive three years of the training, network-building, and funding they need to succeed.