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, San Francisco has transformed into a hub of Jewish innovation and a model for communities nationwide.
UpStart’s San Francisco office serves as our national headquarters, as well as a vibrant hub for Bay Area programming.
Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs
Big Jewish ideas. Entrepreneurial tools to help them succeed. The Bay Area/National Accelerator partners with innovative organizations to help transform vision and passion into successful, scaleable Jewish social ventures. Learn more about the program.
Over 35 organizations have gone through the UpStart Accelerator, including Moishe House, JLENS, and Kevah. Learn more about the current Accelerator organizations.
Inquiries and nominations are open! We’re looking for the next cohort of bold entrepreneurs who are redesigning the experience and expression of Jewish life. Learn more about the program or nominate an organization.
National Innovation Partnerships with Changing Institutions
UpStart’s San Francisco office works with organizational teams from San Francisco to New York to Los Angeles. We partner with anyone eager 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.
– Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative, co-funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Jim Joseph Foundation, with seed funding provided by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles
– Jewish Community Center Association (JCCA)
– Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Sonoma and Marin Counties
– Day School Collaboration Network with the Jewish Education Project, funded by UJA-NY
For a full list of past clients, click here.
Want to explore partnership? Write us.
San Francisco Headquarters
560 Mission St., Suite 1365 | San Francisco, CA 94105