INCUBATING INDIE INNOVATORS

The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta is announces ProtéJ, a new entrepreneur mentorship program and the first formal effort to support Jewish start-up entrepreneurs in Atlanta.

The ProtéJ program will support the thriving and vibrant community of “Indie Innovators” that, up until now, has had no formal program to promote and support innovation or “start-up” efforts. This group of social entrepreneurs are ripe for mentorship and professional development, and ProtéJ will meet those needs.

By matching participants with mentors who have outstanding business and leadership experience, broad social networks, time and passion to give to mentees and the desire to enhance the Jewish community of Atlanta, this group of next-generation leaders will learn valuable skills, make connections and, in turn, be better suited to impact our Jewish community.

The first year of the ProtéJ program will see at least four innovators matched with mentors.

“I am excited to see this idea come to fruition,” Jennie Rivlin Roberts, a native Atlantan who will be managing this program with Federation, said. “This program offers targeted support specifically designed to fit the needs of Atlanta’s Jewish social entrepreneurs and our community as a whole.”

Those interested in learning more about the ProtéJ program can contact Rivlin Roberts at jenroberts@jfga.org.