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Professional Societies 2016 Kickoff

Wednesday, May 4

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

Cortex’s @ 4240

4240 Duncan Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110


RSVP by April 29

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.

 Travis SheridanFeaturing 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. 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.

For more information, contact Karen Sher at or 314-442-3824.

Professional Societies Co-Chairs
John Greenberg
Jerry Padawer

Karen Sher, Senior Program Associate
Sonia Dobinsky, Vice President, Direct Services

Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Harvey N. Wallace, Board Chair
Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D., President and CEO