What To Expect

Seed Funding

Receive up to 25K for your nonprofit venture

Office Space & Support

Work from the OU, with access to meeting rooms, printers, and computers as needed. Access OU program departments and resources for your venture


Learn the essentials of building a business with on-site seminars and virtual learning


Receive guidance from successful entrepreneurs and professionals


Work with cohort peers and other community social entrepreneurs

Sample On-Site Seminar Schedule

9:45 AM
Opening Welcome
Welcome from Moishe Bane, President of the Orthodox Union
10:15 PM
Mission, Vision, and Values with Upstart Lab's Emily Winograd and Alli Lesovoy
12:00 PM
Lunch & Logic Models
Program Design, Program Evaluation, and Fundraising – A Logic Model Workshop and Lunch discussion with Becca Zebovitz, Director of Operations at Yachad
1:30 PM
Brief Introduction to Marketing, Thinking Through the 4 Ps with Rabbi Eli Eleff
2:30 PM
An Introduction and Needs Assessment with Arnold Gerson, OU Chief Development Officer
3:30 PM
The Art and Science of Communication and the Pitch with Elliot Tanzman
4:30 PM
Wrap Up
Portfolio Roundup, Reflection, Feedback, and Next Steps with Jenna Beltser