Applications Open for 2015 UpStart Accelerator

UpStart AcceleratorIf you are a Jewish social entrepreneur and would like help with development and implementation of your vision, business focus, and capacity to innovate, so that you can make a lasting and profound impact on Jewish life, apply for the UpStart accelerator today. The application process for the 2015 UpStart cohort is now open to entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, alike.

The UpStart Accelerator helps selected Jewish social innovators develop their vision and mission, build their capacities, work toward fiscal sustainability, scale their impact, and adapt to shifting needs. UpStarters will gain access to networks and resources needed to achieve maximum organizational effectiveness.

Innovation is not confined to the space of creating new organizations. Individuals trying to create change in existing organizations (referred to as: intrapreneurs) are encouraged to apply as well.

The National UpStart accelerator is based in the Bay Area, and open to applicants from anywhere in the country. This program is fee-based and utilizes a combination of in- person and online meetings with customized coaching and consultations. National UpStart participants are included in the full UpStart network including participation in the annual 2-day UpStart retreat in the Bay Area and in-person or Skype-based participation in other Bay Area based meetings whenever possible.

To learn more about the application process, please visit the UpStart website, or contact Taylor Epstein, Program Manager: or 415.536.5918. The application deadline is March 15, 2015.