The PresenTense Institute for Creative Zionism (PICZ)

June 23 - August 3, 2008

Source: The PresenTense Institute for Creative Zionism (PICZ) 


The PresenTense Institute is an intensive six-week summer Fellowship program based in Jerusalem that enables socially-minded entrepreneurs from the fields of hi-tech, business, social action, education and the arts to turn their envisioned projects into reality.


Accepted fellows are provided with residency for a period of six weeks (June 23 - August 3) during which they have access to skill building sessions in project management and execution; meet with leading figures in the fields of venture capital, philanthropy, hi-tech, social action, education and the arts; receive mentorship from a leading innovator in their field; and network with socially-minded entrepreneurs from around the world.


PICZ brings together innovators on the cutting edge of Jewish creativity: programmers and designers, informal educators and rappers, nonprofit managers and biotech visionaries—pioneers with a vision and a portfolio of innovation. Every fellow in the institute is given personal attention and support to bring his or her project into reality. Through PICZ, fellows are introduced to the best and the brightest of Israel’s hi-tech, social, artistic, and political circles – giving birth to a network of Zionist thinkers and doers: Chalutz 2.0.

Updated: May. 04, 2008