Who says things cool down in the winter? The ConnectGens Fellowship is just getting warmed up!
Early in December the fellows met with interviewers from around the community for Speed Interview Night. Afterwards, the two co-chairs for the program, Eva Davis and Nathan Bortnick met with some of the leaders on the steering committee to choose the final fellows.
We had so many incredible applicants than we decided to take 11 fellows instead of 10!
A little bit about our fellows: the women are ruling this cohort, with 7 women and 4 men. Many of them have called Greater Washington home for a long time and they cover the entire region with residents in DC, MD and VA. We have a diverse pool of professions represented—from cantors to policy researchers, environmentalists to commercial real estate. Our fellows have equally varied project ideas ranging from creating a safe space for Jewish intellectuals to creating standards for carbon emissions for synagogues to addressing gaps in programs available to autistic adults. Read more about our fellows here!
We are thrilled that the fellows and their ventures are so diverse, and can’t wait to update you on their progress.
A special thanks to our entire steering committee for working hard to get the word out about the program! We proudly tip our hat to Admissions Captains, Josh Novikoff and Jon Schilit along with Networking Captains, Morgan Greenhouse and Brian Levenson for leading the charge! It has taken a real team effort to get us to this point and each and every one of you deserves a pat on the back.
The Venture Development committee has done an excellent job of narrowing down a target list of potential mentors and coaches for the Fellowship. Now that our fellows have been selected the outreach to the potential coaches and mentors is in full swing and the matching process has begun. Thank you to Micha Weinblatt and Stephanie Schwartz for heading up this effort.