Thank you for your interest in becoming an UpStarter!
The Bay Area UpStarter program accelerates the progress of the most promising ideas of Bay Area-based Jewish social entrepreneurs. Through individualized consultations, group learning and a dynamic peer network, the UpStarter Program helps selected entrepreneurs develop and implement their vision, build their capacities, work toward fiscal sustainability, scale their impact, and adapt to shifting needs. UpStarters will gain access to networks and resources needed to achieve maximum organizational effectiveness. This program is fully supported by generous contributions and requires a nominal fee from participants, once selected.
Individuals interested in applying should attend our information session
Where: UpStart Innovation Center, 332 Pine Street, Suite #600, San Francisco CA 94104
When: Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 12:00pm-1:30pm
To apply for the UpStarter Program, please follow these steps:
Step 1) Give us a Call for a Consultation after January 14
Step 2) Have a Pre-Application Meeting
After your initial consultation with Aaron, the information you provided will be reviewed by an UpStart consultant. All candidates will be contacted and those that show the most potential will be asked to set up a meeting with a member of our consulting staff.
Step 3) Complete the Online Application before March 8
After meeting with one of our consultants, select candidates will be asked to fill out the 2013 UpStarter Application. The application seeks to gain a deeper understanding of your innovative idea. It covers material that assesses the sustainability of your organization or project, your vision, and your desired impact on the Jewish community. The application deadline is March 8, 2013.
Step 4) Finalist Interviews are During the Week of May 6
Finalists will be invited to interview with our selection panel composed of community leaders. This will happen during the week of May 6, 2013.
Step 5) 2013-2014 UpStarter Cohort Selection by May 21
Candidates will be notified of the results of their final interview by May 21, 2013.
We look forward to learning more about your project/organization.
-The UpStart Team