The power of innovation knows no age limits

PresenTense Colorado (a program of UpStart) is a six-month Fellowship for Jewish high school students that sparks innovation through Design Thinking training and mentorship.

Fellows will develop and test an idea that makes an impact in our community, and beyond.



Join a select group of 15 passionate, driven individuals. Applications open in the fall. Pursue your passion and make a difference!

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Practice the tenets of social entrepreneurship and Design Thinking through our interactive, engaging curriculum.

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Coaching and Mentorship

Work with a Coach 1-1 and receive advice from a variety of Subject Matter Experts and Alumni Mentors.

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Learn to Fundraise

Secure the resources you need to test your project


Fellow Showcase

Pitch your project to a room full of community members, entrepreneurs, family, friends, and other esteemed guests at our culminating event.