“It’s Cool to Be Jewish” – Learn Why and More from Entrepreneur Wayne Kimmel

kimmelWayne Kimmel is an entrepreneur. He’s a venture capitalist. He’s a philanthropist. He’s and author. He’s an innovator.

Wayne Kimmel is also a tireless networker who knows you can change the world be developing relationships and helping others, and he’s coming to Louisville to share his ideas about finding ways to give back and make the world a better place and why it’s cool to be Jewish.

Kimmel will be the featured speaker at the Jewish Federation of Louisville 2017 Campaign Kickoff on Wednesday, September 21, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Ln. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served.

Kimmel is the author of Six Degrees of Wayne Kimmel, the managing partner of Seventysix Capital, the venture capital firm he founded in 1999, and has been named a Top Innovator by Philadelphia Magazine.

He has invested in over 40 startup technology and healthcare companies including SeamlessWeb (now public as GrubHub), Take Care Health Systems and NutriSystem. Among the Fortune 500 companies that have acquired his portfolio companies are Aramark, Intel, IBM, Walgreens and Yahoo!

His current top portfolio companies include Adwerx, CareCam Health Systems, Dwolla, Indiegogo, Lindi Skin, ReverbNation, StartUp Health, Thrive Commerce and Whistle Sports.

He is on the Boards of Jewish Federations of North America, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Einstein Healthcare Network, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

In addition, Kimmel serves on the National Advisory Council of the Delaware Law School and was on the Advisory Board of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

A graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park and the Delaware Law School, he is passionate about Philly’s pro sports teams, and making the world a better place through his nonprofit work.

This event is generously hosted by Mark Blieden.

RSVP online at www.jewishlouisville.org/kickoff or contacting Kristy Benefield, 502-238-2739.

Editor’s note: some of the information contained in this story came from Wayne Kimmel’s official biography.

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