• Jumpstart your
    freelance business

    with the Freelancer Accelerator

  • Explore Your
    Business Idea

    with Module 1: Launching a Business

  • Demystify the
    Process of
    Raising Money

    with Module 4: Funding a Business

    Apply Now

Accelerate Your Business

Uptima Business Bootcamp is an innovative member-owned business accelerator dedicated to providing entrepreneurs with greater access to hands-on education, resources and community to create thriving businesses.

Freelancer Accelerator

Are you looking to take a leap to being your own boss? Are you already self-employed and interested in building your practice? Are you struggling to sustain yourself as a self-employed person?  Learn how our Freelancer Program can help you define your service offering, develop client relationships and establish the foundation to thrive as your own boss.

Small Business & Enterprise Accelerator

Do you have a product or service idea that will generate positive community impact, and want to know how to create a business out of it?  Are you looking to understand funding opportunities for your small business or social enterprise? Are you looking to grow your business in a way that aligns with its values?  Learn how our Small Business & Enterprise Program can help you create a thriving small business or social enterprise.

Business Advising Services

Are you on a fast track for launching a product or service and need an even more accelerated program? Do you need for specific assistance in only one or a few areas of developing a self-employed practice or business? Are you looking for additional coaching to help keep you on track for developing your self-employed practice or business?  Learn how our Business Advising Services can support you.

What members are saying…

Brian Bergeron,

Uptima Business Bootcamp came into my life right as I needed it. I was in the process of starting a creative business and was for the first time representing people other than myself. In a short time, I’ve been able to wrap my head around fundamental concepts necessary to embark on an endeavor of this magnitude and have found a supportive community of social entrepreneurs looking to do the same thing. 

Brian Bergeron, Co-founder of Ivy Hill Entertainment
YaVette Holts,

I gained clarity and direction specifically in preparation for the BAOBOB crowdfunding campaign…Working with Uptima helped me tame the storm of options and ideas so that I could put one foot in front of the other and lay out a step-by-step plan.

YaVette Holts, Founder of Cowrie Village & BAOBOB
Anisha Desai,

It was truly the single most important class that I have ever taken without exaggeration—including my formal academic graduate work. I’ve never before been in a class that so instantaneously established that it was critical to bring your complete self to the table in order to succeed. It is profound, what this “seeing of yourself”, can produce—clarity, confidence, and drive.

Anisha Desai,Founder of Radical Ceremony
Hannah Onstad,

My Uptima experience with both the Freelancer & Business Accelerators has been transformative. Everything from the class instruction and content, to the mentorship and support of the community, has exceeded my expectations and enabled me to first launch my freelance business in 6 weeks and soon after begin piloting a new business. If you want focused instruction, a step-by-step plan, knowledgable mentorship, and a wonderful, supportive community of entrepreneurs who want to make a difference, this is it.

Hannah Onstad, Co-founder of LOAKL.com

Uptima’s Impact


Entrepreneurs We’ve Helped


Jobs Created

$ 228,105

Funding Received by
Businesses We Support

Our Mentors

Kelley Nayo Jahi
Lead Instructor & Mentor
Freelancer Accelerator

Fyodor Ovchinnikov
Lead Instructor & Mentor, Small Business & Enterprise Accelerator
Module 1: Launching a Business

April Fenall
Mentor, Small Business & Enterprise Accelerator
Module 1: Launching a Business

Thomas Rosenberg
Mentor, Small Business & Enterprise Accelerator
Module 2: Creating a Business Roadmap

Seyed Amiry
Mentor, Small Business & Enterprise Accelerator
Module 2: Creating a Business Roadmap

Rani Langer-Croager
Lead Instructor & Mentor, Small Business & Enterprise Accelerator, Module 3: Building Operational Capacity

Lesa Hammond, Ph.D.
Lead Instructor & Mentor, Small Business & Enterprise Accelerator
Module 4: Funding a Business

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