The five Innovators (Nancy Nix-Rice, Carla Feuer, Anna Altman, Paul Sorenson and Shelley Dean) with JFACE Coordinator Ben Fox, at left,  and Planning & Allocations Associate Emily Bornstein, at right.


On June 28, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis celebrated the work of five Jewish entrepreneurs who, over the last six months, have participated in the JFACE Accelerator. Jewish Federation developed this Accelerator, in partnership with PresenTense, to provide the Innovators with eight meaningful seminars. Local trainers used the design-thinking process to support the Innovators in coming up with and growing their ideas. It started with visioning and empathy, went through environmental scanning and prototyping, to building the model, budgeting and operations.

Pictured: Allison Bischoff, a member of the Panel, asking an Innovator a question during their pitch.