Chicago Hub

Please join us for an engaging and interactive workshop exploring how to maximize your impact through outcomes-driven program design, taught by UpStart Design Strategist Lisette Zaid.

This workshop will provide concrete tools for developing mission-aligned outcomes, as well as support workshop attendees in designing programs that achieve these outcomes. You’ll learn how to design programmatic journeys that keep your participants’ needs – and your intended outcomes – in mind.

In this hands-on workshop, participants will:

  • Learn how to design program outcomes using the BASK methodology
  • Articulate how their work solves real world problems in our community
  • Practice outcomes-based design with a current program they are working on

RSVP Required.  

Date: April 4, 2017

Time: 9 AM to Noon

Location: 1871 – 12th Floor of Merchandise Mart, 222 W. Merchandise Mart PlazaIntakeRSVP

UpStart’s Chicago Hub

Founded in 2014, UpStart Chicago is home to many of Chicago’s boldest Jewish innovators – people taking big risks to redesign the experience and expression of our city’s Jewish life. Whether you’re starting afresh or want to bring new ideas to your organization, UpStart Chicago is the place to learn, experiment, network, and get the Jewish entrepreneurial tools you need to succeed.




BenayWere you at the UpShot event in Chicago this past May?  If not, click the photo below to watch an inspiring video from that evening showcasing how our Chicago UpStarters are reimagining Jewish life:


ListeningFBACCELERATOR for Entrepreneurs

Big Jewish ideas. Entrepreneurial tools to help them succeed. The Chicago Accelerator partners with innovative organizations to help transform vision and passion into successful, scaleable Jewish social ventures.
Learn more about the program.  Meet the Innovators.


DESIGN SERVICES for Established Organizations


Long-standing institutions like to play, too. UpStart works with organizational teams to develop the tools and mindsets needed to generate and test big ideas, build a collaborative culture, and navigate the human dynamics of facilitating change – all guided by the wisdom of our tradition. Current Chicago partners: Chicago’s JCC Network, Jewish United Fund Chicago. Interested in partnering? Write us.



Come one, come all! Chicago’s UpStart innovation workshops are an opportunity for Chicagoans to try on new ideas, connect to local innovators and Jewish professionals, and leave with concrete ways to experiment at your organization. Next Workshop: Innovator’s Toolkit: Outcomes-Based Program Design.  

Have a topic you’d like to explore or teach? Let us know.


222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, #1212 | Chicago, IL 60654
T: 312.957.5566

Lisa Solomon Mann, Director



Lisette Zaid, Design Strategist, Chicago