Reaching Up to bring bold Jewish ideas to light.

Everything we do is reaching Up. UpStart is focused on UpLifting innovation, UpHolding Jewish values, and helping the entrepreneurs we serve reach UpWard.

EXPERTISE.
COMMUNITY.
CAPITAL.

We believe in the power and potential of entrepreneurs to create a positive impact and inspire new experiences within the Jewish community. As an accelerator, we live this by connecting visionaries to the resources, expertise, and funding needed to actualize their ideas.

By making space for innovation, collaborating with impact-driven entrepreneurs, and improving their odds for success, we are creating a brighter future for our Jewish community and the world we share.

what we do

We accelerate growth, nurture ideas, and advance new experiences for the Jewish community.

our offering

We UpLift entrepreneurs and breakthrough ideas impacting the Jewish community by providing:

  • Expertise
  • Community
  • Capital

our impact

experience

Years of
experience:

20+

Number of training
hours delivered:

14,484
Number of
organizations supported:
1,400

STANDOUT PORTFOLIO

Number of ventures
supported:
226
Survival rate of
ventures:
93%

Impact

Number of
communities served:
33
Capital placed in ventures:
>$1 million annually

PROGRAMS FOR EVERY STAGE:

upspark

idea-stage catalyst

BRINGING IMAGINATION
TO LIFE

Everything starts with the spark of imagination. That spark produces the ideas that become innovations. UpSpark ignites that process.

uplift

early-stage sprint

UNLEASHING
POTENTIAL

UpLift brings entrepreneurs the next-level resources, expertise, and funding required to lift ventures to the next stage as they work to prove their concept.

upspring

growth-stage accelerator 

ACTIVATING
POTENTIAL

Like unleashing the potential energy in a tightened spring, UpSpring helps entrepreneurs accelerate the scaling of the venture’s impact.

PARTNER WITH US

Our funders help us serve entrepreneurs and their communities, collectively creating a Jewish community and experiences in which everyone can participate.

ENTREPRENEURS

We bring our network’s strength to entrepreneurs, connecting them to the resources, network, and funding they need to accelerate their growth.

Join us in bringing bold Jewish ideas to light

Curious about UpStart, accelerating your organization’s growth, or helping contribute to a Jewish community and experiences in which everyone can participate?