Sunday, October 12, 2014

1871 CEO Howard Tullman Keynotes Spertus Institute Entrepreneurship Event

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
Join us when Spertus Institute brings entrepreneurs from the business world and social sector, in Israel and North America, together on one stage to inspire ideas for individual, organizational, and community-wide innovation. Hear them discuss what it takes to create transformative ventures and how this knowledge can be leveraged to advance Jewish life.
Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871, Chicago's entrepreneurial hub for digital startups, will kick off the day's activities with opening remarks about innovation and leadership. An inspired entrepreneur and enthusiastic educator, he has served as founder, director, or CEO of companies including Kendall College, The Princeton Review, Tribeca Flashpoint Media Academy, and In 2012, Inc. magazine called him "the most accomplished, best-connected entrepreneur you've never heard of" (the last part of which we believe is no longer true).
Keynote Presenter
Jon Medved is the founder/CEO of OurCrowd, a crowdfunding platform for Israeli startups called "one of the largest crowdfunding organizations on the planet" (Forbes). He has invested in more than 140 startups, bringing 12 to values in excess of $100 million. A passionate speaker, he appears regularly on CNN, CNBC, and Bloomberg.
  • Ariel Beery, of social venture accelerator PresenTense, is the co-founder of MobileOCT, an Israeli startup that enables mobile phones to detect cancer.
  • Jay Goltz is a local entrepreneur who pioneered the evolution of Chicago's Clybourn Corridor. He blogs about small business for the New York Times.
  • Dr. Hal M. Lewis is president/CEO of Spertus Institute and a recognized expert on Jewish leadership.
  • Toby Rubin is the founder/CEO of Upstart, a national nonprofit that drives social entrepreneurship.

This is the Inaugural Event of the Center for Jewish Leadership

New opportunities for leadership development will strengthen the knowledge, effectiveness, creativity, and strategic agility of current and future Jewish leaders, magnifying the vibrancy of their communities and advancing the missions of the organizations they serve. Learn more>
The Center for Jewish Leadership is supported by generous grants from the Crown Family and an anonymous foundation. We are grateful for their support.
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is a partner in serving the community, supported by the JUF/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

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