Southern California Hub



Welcome to our newest hub! Inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Beach, UpStart Southern California empowers local community members to learn, experiment, and collaborate to design new access points to Jewish life. Whether you’re starting afresh or want to bring new ideas to your organization, UpStart Southern California can give you the entrepreneurial tools and network you need to succeed.


UpStart’s Innovator’s Toolkit Workshops are no-cost, experiential learning opportunities for anyone looking to expand their capacity for “out-of-the-box” strategic thinking. Innovator’s Toolkit workshops bring together a community of Jewish professionals and volunteer leaders for a hands-on, collaborative learning experience focused on integrating the best of the business, entrepreneurship, and Jewish non-profit worlds.


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Creating Win-Win Organizational Parternships
Facilitator: Jocelyn Orloff, Los Angeles Innovation Lead

When organizations work together they can leverage their joint strengths to create bigger and better offerings for their communities. Whether you’re a newbie to collaborating across organizations or have decades of experience and want to hone your practice, this workshop will help you identify and manage successful win-win organizational partnerships.

Participants will:

  • Learn to assess and communicate the win-win potential of a partnership
  • Analyze their own approach to partnering within the context of best practices
  • Walk away with ideas and approaches they can apply in their work and life
  • Feel inspired & connected to a larger community facing similar challenges and opportunities
November 29, 2017 10am-1pm or  3pm-6pm 
WeWork La Brea, 925 N La Brea Ave., 90038


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Past Workshops:

  • Leading Effective Change
  • Designing Your Participants’ Journey
  • Designing Programs that People Want



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




The Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative, launched by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and co-funded by the Jim Joseph Foundation, asks the question: How might we engage thousands more teens in meaningful Jewish experiences?

The Federation hired UpStart to power the Los Angeles Federation Teen Program Accelerator, a two-year series of workshops, retreats, and coaching sessions to guide local organizations in launching teen programs that bring new and unique value to Jewish teens. UpStart teaches Accelerator organizations how to use proven theories and practices from the for-profit innovation sector to increase their impact.


Are you a Jewish social entrepreneur, Jewish communal professional, or simply interested in Jewish innovation? Reach out.

T: 314.749.5109

Jocelyn Orloff, Los Angeles Innovation Lead




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