Bay Area Hub

UpStartBAIMG_2107(1)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.

Innovator’s Toolkit Workshops – new Bay Area workshops coming this fall! 

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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Past Workshops:

  • Leading Effective Change
  • Designing Your Participants’ Journey
  • Designing Programs that People Want

Bay Area Accelerator Organizations

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.

Contact Info

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 Goldman, Design Strategist, Bay Area

Taylor Epstein, Senior Director of Design Strategy