A few years ago, the ROI Community and LimmudLA teamed up to present "Friends of Innovation," a casual get-together for people to meet and network over drinks, and also to schmooze about Jewish life, culture, tradition and innovation (2010 video here).
Then in 2011, Jumpstart and the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles joined ROI and LimmudLA as sponsors of the event, which by then was named "Cocktails for Innovators" (2011 video here).
- Laura Silver - "Profiles in Knishitude"
- Tera DJ Nova Jade Greene - "Black + Jewish: Isn't Everything (An ode to beats, blessings and birthrights)..."
- Will Deutsch -"WHY ARTISTS MAKE ART, OR, WILL-DEUTSCH'S-STUNNINGLY-ACCURATE-THOUGH-IN-NO-WAY-PROVABLE-THEORY-THAT-IS-BASED-SOLELY-ON-HIS-OWN-EXPERIENCES-AS-A-CREATIVE-PERSON-AND-OBSERVATIONS-OF-OTHER-CREATIVE-PEOPLE-AS-TO-WHY-IT-IS-THAT-CREATIVE-PEOPLE-CREATE-THINGS"
- Avram Mandell - "The Measure of a Man - A History of Manliness in Judaism"
Saturday 9:00 PM–11:45 PM Fountain Terrace
Delightful. Diverse. Disruptive. This tribute to Jewish creativity, tradition and innovation features free-form schmoozing and fast-paced, entertaining multimedia presentations where connectors, innovators, educators, tech experts, creative thinkers, funders, media moguls, and enthusiastic consumers of Jewish content can all mingle. First 50 attendees get a free drink -- cash bar thereafter, snacks available throughout, courtesy of Jumpstart and the ROI community. Let the drinks, conversations and ideas flow! DJ beats provided by Bad/Wolf.