Join Jewish Federation of St. Louis for the Professional Societies 2016 Kickoff on Wednesday, May 4 at Cortex’s @ 4240.

5:30 pm Cocktails & Appetizers
6:15 pm Brief program followed by optional tours

Opening remarks by Donn Rubin, President & CEO of BioSTL and Co-Founder of Cortex.

Cortex is a diverse and energetic community of big thinkers and risk takers who are working together to change the world. Come see what all the buzz is about in this building that combines the newest technology and laboratory space with the character and charm of a renovated historical structure.

Featuring Travis Sheridan, founding Executive Director of Venture Café Foundation-St. Louis.
Travis has spent the past decade working with more than 400 startups in California and St. Louis. His goal is to use innovation and entrepreneurship to drive community and economic development. Travis is a Co-Founder of both 59DaysOfCode and GlobalHack. These competitions are creators of community and help identify talent. Always looking for a new way to engage smart people, Travis hosts a monthly Boozestorming session that encourages people to drink outside the box and change the world one sip at a time.

Please RSVP by April 29 to Karen Sher at or 314-442-3824.

Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Professional Societies are open to donors representing all industries, trades and professions who make a minimum commitment of $1,800 to the Annual Campaign. Ben Gurion Society members ($1,000 minimum gift for donors under 45) are welcome at all Professional Society programs.