Bay Area Hub


Join us for the Next Innovator’s Toolkit Workshop 

UpStart’s Innovator’s Toolkit Workshops are no-cost, experiential learning opportunities for anyone looking to expand their capacity for “out-of-the-box” strategic thinking. Innovator’s Toolkit workshops bring together a community of Jewish professionals and volunteer leaders for a hands-on, collaborative learning experience focused on integrating the best of the business, entrepreneurship, and Jewish non-profit worlds.

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Mission-critical projects often involve a lot of moving pieces and people. Yet, we often forget to clarify roles and workflow for the people involved, leading to ineffective meetings, challenging relationships, dysfunctional partnerships, and leadership failures.

This workshop will draw on concepts from human-centered design and organizational management to teach participants how to effectively work with the people responsible for their most important projects. Whether you work in a team or manage one, this workshop will help you increase clarity, get more done, and meet your most important goals.

Participants will:

  • Identify their own project management challenges
  • Use human-centered planning tools like MOCHA to manage projects
  • Feel inspired & connected to a larger community facing similar challenges and opportunities


Wednesday April 11, 2018 10am-1pm

Google Community Space, 188 The Embarcadero, SF
Full! Please click RSVP below to sign up for the waiting list.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 10am-1pm
G-103, Oshman Family JCC
3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto


Space is limited! Therefore, we will confirm your attendance prior to the workshop. Please alert us to changes in your plans so we can plan accordingly

Note: Please come with a project idea that you’re starting or working on to “workshop” during this session. In May, there will be an opportunity for follow-up group coaching with UpStart staff on using these tools.

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Past Workshops:

  • Playing with Prototyping
  • Design Thinking Mindsets
  • Managing Win-Win Partnerships
  • Leading Effective Change
  • Designing Your Participants’ Journey
  • Designing Programs that People Want

UpStart was founded in 2006 as an answer to an unseized opportunity in the San Francisco/Bay Area – courageous entrepreneurs were taking big risks to redesign Jewish life, yet few of them had the resources or support needed to accelerate their success. Since then, the Bay Area has transformed into a hub of Jewish innovation and a model for communities nationwide.

UpStart’s Bay Area Hub serves as our national headquarters, as well as a vibrant hub for Bay Area programming.


LeahJanThe UpStart Accelerator partners with innovative organizations to help transform vision and passion into successful, scaleable Jewish social ventures. Since 2006, we’ve accelerated the success of sixteen Bay Area organizations.

Meet our Bay Area Innovators.

Learn more about the Accelerator.



Are you a local entrepreneur, business innovator, or Jewish professional? Reach out.

UpStart Innovation Lab at the Oshman Family JCC
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303
T: 650.264.7323


Samantha Zellman, Design Strategist, Bay Area