To inspire and advance innovative ideas that contribute to the continued growth and vitality of Jewish life.
UpStart partners with the Jewish community’s boldest leaders to expand the picture of how Jews find meaning and how we come together. Whether someone is starting a new Jewish venture or reimagining what an existing one has to offer, UpStart gives them the entrepreneurial tools, funding, and network they need to build the Jewish community of the future.
UpStart operates from a core belief—that Jewish tradition has thrived and evolved for millennia because trailblazing leaders have developed new ways to connect with its enduring value. We provide today’s social entrepreneurs with targeted support at every stage, creating pathways to take ideas to implementation and beyond. Our targeted support serves:
- Social entrepreneurs and their ventures: those creating new offerings through new Jewish ventures
- Communities and the field: weaving together these bold leaders and the wider community to amplify their impact
Our mission is to inspire and empower leaders to dream, build, and grow bold initiatives that enhance the vitality of Jewish life. Together, we’re creating a more just, vibrant, and inclusive future.