PresenTenseLA is The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles' installment of PresenTense’s Community Entrepreneur Partnership, which is an 8-month long fellowship that engages local innovators and professionals in cooperative ventures. The goal of this fellowship is to equip Jewish social entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial professionals in LA with the tools, networks and resources they need to build and sustain successful ventures that provide meaningful avenues for engagement and impact. The program intends to create a community devoted to inspiring and supporting social entrepreneurship and innovation in LA, thereby affecting the greater LA community and the world.
Each PresenTenseLA Fellow is matched with an experienced coach who works with the Fellow on their deliverables and acts as a sounding board for their development. Our founder has been coaching Rabbi Rachel Bat-Or on her JQ International Warmline project in preparation for the upcoming launch.
Shining a light on LA’s Jewish social entrepreneurs, Launch Night is the culmination of the Fellows’ hard work. Next Wednesday, the Fellows will pitch and present their ventures to the LA community. If you would like more information about PresenTenseLA or you are in LA and would like to attend on Wednesday, May 21st, please visit: http://www.presentensela.org/launchnight.html.
The Ledbury Launch Fund is donating $25,000 to a deserving entrepreneur with an intriguing and strategic business plan for a consumer goods company. And we can help you with your application and pitch.
Deadline: Submit your application and video before May 25.
A client is naming her new business and wants suggestions from potential customers. We thought it would be fun to turn this into a contest with a prize.
We are collecting name suggestions for our client's high-end gift basket business, specializing in diaper cakes, birthday gifts, wedding gifts, executive gifts,... and all things wonderful.
PRIZE: If your suggestion is chosen, you will receive a thank you basket from the client.
Let your creativity flow. Good luck!
Wow! Volvo may have figured out how to end one of the biggest hassles of being a parent--maneuvering a bulky car seat. This inflatable car seat, which blows up in less than a minute, has us buzzing. This car seat is a strong reminder that companies - from the smallest of startups to the biggest of the Fortune 500 - must assess market deficiencies and respond with innovative solutions. Assuming this lightweight portable car seat meets safety requirements, it will make parents' and grandparents' lives easier. What problem are you trying to solve?
This blog is dedicated to all things entrepreneurial. Included here we hope you find both inspiration and useful tips. Unless otherwise noted, this blog is written by Coach Jen, founder of Alayne Strategies.