Chicago Hub

UpStartChicago

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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.

CHICAGO PROGRAMS

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IMG_6734CHIdush is a collaboration between the Jewish United Fund’s Community Foundation for Jewish Education and UpStart, made possible through the generous support of the Crown Family, The Jack and Goldie Wolfe Miller Fund, and an anonymous donor. Nine synagogue schools are participating in a series of workshops and retreats, individualized coaching, networking and a customized mini-grant program. Leadership teams at each synagogue are working to develop new mindsets and skills that will empower them to create compelling educational experiences. Find out more here.

ACCELERATOR for Entrepreneurs

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

 

 

DESIGN SERVICES for Established Organizations

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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.

 

WORKSHOPS

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. 

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

CHICAGO STAFF

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


Lisette Zaid, Design Strategist, Chicago
lisetteZ@upstartlab.org
Bio

 

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