Exciting news unfolds as the 2024 UpSpring Cohort recently convened in Chicago after a period of remote learning for an immersive orientation experience that took place from November 12-14, 2023. UpStart is elated to share the dynamic journey ahead for the nine innovative leaders and their organizations participating in our flagship UpSpring program. Formerly known as the Venture Accelerator, this initiative remains a beacon for entrepreneurial minds dedicated to making a lasting impact within the Jewish community and beyond.
Carefully selected from over 70 highly qualified applicants, these visionary ventures embody diverse initiatives and communities across the United States. With proven records of inclusivity, creativity, and foresight, the 2024 UpSpring Cohort is poised to elevate and inspire new experiences within the Jewish community.
Over the next 12 months, these ventures will benefit from a transformative program, gaining access to invaluable expertise, a supportive community, and essential capital. This marks a crucial step towards fostering long-term sustainability and expanding the impact of their initiatives. The 2024 UpSpring Cohort proudly joins a prestigious league of over 100 alumni organizations dedicated to creating positive change and inspiring new narratives in the Jewish community and the broader world.
As we reflect on this pivotal moment in Chicago, we eagerly anticipate the remarkable achievements and collective impact that will unfold as the UpSpring Cohort propels forward on their entrepreneurial journeys.
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