UpStart believes that the power of innovation knows no age limits. Our teen entrepreneurship programs empower participants to make an impact in their local community and beyond. Our interactive curriculum allows participants to experiment with social innovation and human centered design, discover their Jewish values, and create community.
The UpStart Colorado Teen Fellowship empowers Jewish teens to make change by creating their own social entrepreneurship initiatives to strengthen local community. Through the six-month fellowship, a select cohort of high school students will develop new ideas, test their ventures with friends and peers, iterating and evolving the venture along the way. Throughout the program, Teen Fellows create an entrepreneurial community, activate creative ideas, and learn real-world skills.
Our robust curriculum provides teens with hands-on design thinking training, individualized coaching, and team-based framework to bring their game-changing ideas to life. The program runs from November 2018 through April 2019, culminating in a Fellow Showcase, a unique opportunity for project teams to pitch their ventures to a room of community members, fellow entrepreneurs, family, and friends.
Through this process, each and every UpStart Colorado Teen Fellow will ignite their creativity, create community, and increase their confidence.
Join us, pursue your passion, and make a difference!
The Teen Fellowship will launch again in September 2018. To learn more about applying, contact Yoni Buckman, Design Strategist in Colorado.
Join a select group of passionate, driven individuals. Applications open September 26.
The 6-month Fellowship begins in early November and concludes in late April. On average, Fellows meet three times per month on Sundays from 4pm-7pm.
Fellows will work in Design Teams throughout the program to design and pilot test their social ventures.
Hone your skills as a Jewish social entrepreneur. UpStart’s curriculum is an innovative, engaging way to experiment with social innovation and human centered design, discover their Jewish values, and create community.
Coaching & Mentorship
All Design Teams will be matched with a Coach, hear from a variety of Subject Matter Experts, and work closely with Alumni Mentors.
Pitch your project to a room full of community members, entrepreneurs, family, friends, and other esteemed guests at our culminating event.
Applications open September 26, 2018. Please check back for details!