Design Consulting Services


UpStart supports organizations and institutions across the country in identifying and seizing opportunities to generate “out-of-the-box” ideas, build a collaborative and creative team culture, and launch new ventures. Our expertise allows us to bring unique value and understanding to this intersection of innovation, organizational know-how, and Jewish life. We begin by listening to your story, assessing your needs, defining the problem, and developing a customized plan of action.

  • Are you an established Jewish organization trying to figure out how to connect with a different generation?
  • Does your community need leadership better equipped to refine a vision of the future, and develop and implement the strategy that will bring it about?
  • Are you looking to integrate lessons from other successful innovators, but you aren’t sure how to support the culture change required to implement new ideas?

Let’s talk! Our team has assisted hundreds of diverse social entrepreneurs and established organizations in responding to these and other challenges. Be in touch.

Our design services include:

IMG_3909-1-e1453589407494Strategic design and planning

We will work with your organization to refine its core mission, values, and strategic focus and increase your capacity to innovate. Our signature processes help identify your most important challenges and opportunities, form thoughtful solutions, and implement a course of action.


Executive, professional and lay leadership

We offer an array of services intended to help organizational leaders create a framework for energizing their mission, identify potential new avenues for growth, and foster continual innovation. Our approach includes the use of  cutting edge principles and practices of entrepreneurship – applied through a Jewish lens, – and a decade of experience using these models within startups and established Jewish organizations.



Program development

We help you apply best practices in program design in order to position organizations to design, deliver, and measure the success of innovative, meaningful and compelling programs infused with high-quality Jewish content and perspectives.


Advanced Jewish frameworks of innovation and change

We provide organizations with an in-depth understanding of Jewish texts, terms and concepts that will enrich both their ability to frame their work within a substantive Jewish context, and infuse their programmatic offerings with qualitative, relevant Jewish experiences.

See our list of clients.

Contact us to inquire about working together.