Our PresenTense SocialStart Trainers teach aspiring entrepreneurs and organizational innovators in the tools they need to start and build up ventures.
Lani Hart is Lead SocialStart Trainer for the PresenTense Group. Since 2011, she has facilitated Seminars for the Fellowship/Accelerator program and other groups on a range of topics across the country. Lani recently earned her MPA in Nonprofit Management, her MA in Jewish Studies from NYU, and currently works at the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). In her role as Assistant Director of Talent Acquisition and Talent Development for the Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence, she works on professional development and staff enrichment programming and helps to attract, strengthen and retain talent for the Jewish Federation system. Prior to JFNA, Lani was the Assistant Director of Young Leadership at the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. After growing up in Chicago and Madison, Lani is now a proud Brooklynite.
Jay Herman is the Manager of the Collegiate Leadership Internship Program (CLIP), a competitive undergraduate internship program with sites in New York and Israel that cultivates emerging professional and lay leaders in the Jewish community. Originally from the beautiful state of Colorado, Jay is a graduate student in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at NYU, pursuing a degree in music education. At NYU’s Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life, Jay also works with with student leaders to maximize their potential to create communal change. Outside of work and school, Jay enjoys practicing marimba, vibraphone, and piano, listening to National Public Radio, and skiing the Rocky Mountains.
Jonathan 'J.' Stone
Jonathan 'J.' Stone is Principal Analytical Lead of Media & Entertainment Sales at Google. Stone is an MBA graduate and Harvey Beker Scholar of the NYU Stern School of Business, a 2013 Fellow of Startup Leadership Program and leads workshops for social entrepreneurs with PresenTense. Stone is also an avid beatboxer (mouthmatics.com) and Co-Founder of the vocal/beatbox duo Bagels 'n Box (bagelsnbox.com) in the concrete jungle of New York City, where he eats, sleeps, beats, and repeats...
Sara Weinreb is a necessary troublemaker respectfully challenging the status quo. Sara is the founder of IMBY, a startup bringing ethical fashion to the masses through in-person experiences curating made in the USA apparel and accessories. She has previously served in leadership roles advising to social enterprise accelerators at PresenTense and PurposeFuel. Sara is a StartingBloc Fellow and Mentor, a contributor to AlleyWatch, and a facilitator of design thinking and human centered design workshops. She is passionate about sustainable fashion, design, impact entrepreneurship, travel, and the overall intersection of using business as a force for good. You can find Sara on her yoga mat, taking photos, eating her way around the world, blogging at necessarytrouble.com and tweeting and instagramming @saraweinreb...