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Jumpstart Co-founder Shawn Landres speaks to White House gathering of faith-based social entrepreneurs Jumpstart presented a Jewish perspective on social entrepreneurship at the July 11th White House Faith-Based Social Innovators Conference. The afternoon’s discussions offered new insights about the important role that faith-based social innovators play in expanding opportunity and addressing social issues. Senior White […]

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Shawn Landres’s White House remarks

18 July, 2012
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/ By Joshua

Video and excerpts from Shawn Landres's remarks from the White House Faith-Based Social Innovators Conference – July 11, 2012 I am here because my personal and professional journeys as a human being and as a citizen are profoundly shaped by faith and covenant. Judaism stands for dignity, opportunity, freedom, and responsibility. It calls us to […]

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The Jewish Innovation Pipeline: A Google Chrome OS for New Jewish Organizations?

03 August, 2009
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/ By Joshua

(This item by Joshua Avedon is cross-posted from the blog at eJewish Philanthropy.) Seth Cohen recently challenged us to think about 5 key questions facing Jewish innovation. While we hope his excellent analysis continues to spark a broader conversation in the Jewish world, Jumpstart sees a big picture answer emerging to the "How?" issue he […]

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The Art of Sustainable Innovation

05 July, 2009
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/ By Joshua

Jumpstart founders Joshua Avedon and Shawn Landres presented on the culture of innovation at last week’s ROI Summit. This item is crossposted on the ROI Community blog. At one of Jumpstart’s sessions at the ROI Summit last week, one participant wondered if the idea of “sustainable innovation” is an oxymoron. Certainly history is filled with […]

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Spotlight on Jewish startups

04 March, 2009
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We’ve had a busy few weeks, and as our first post to the official Jumpstart blog we’d like to invite a discussion about the recent release of our first Research Report, Key Findings from the 2008 Survey of New Jewish Organizations.  Jumpstart partnered with The Natan Fund and The Samuel Bronfman Foundation for this first of its kind study of […]

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