ABout the Fellowship
The Tribe 12 Fellowship is a leadership experience for individuals that are dedicated to personal growth, enriching communities, and making Judaism their own.
Tribe 12 Fellows apply the tangible skills they learn and the network they build to create a capstone project of their own design: a new or existing business, nonprofit, community, or anything in between!
Our curriculum is based on the Stanford school’s Design Thinking methodology, a human-centered approach to innovation used by hundreds of companies worldwide.
Our Fellows are immersed in rich, experiential business workshops taught by experts which teach key entrepreneurial skills such as prototyping, public speaking, financials, goal setting, and environmental scanning.
Tribe 12 enhances the robust business curriculum by incorporating key Jewish principles relating to self discovery, philanthropy, and emotional intelligence.
Our Fellows tell us over and over again: the power is in the network. Fellows treasure the opportunity to build something of their own while benefitting from the collective energy and support of a community.
The Fellowship is a cohort experience where Fellows learn alongside their peers and form lifelong friendships and business relationships.
Each Fellow is matched with two mentors: a coach, who is a successful entrepreneur or professional in a related field; and a peer, who is a Tribe 12 Fellowship alumnus. Fellows also have access to a network of subject matter experts as well as our broader network of 120 alumni who span every industry and area of expertise.
Our Fellows emerge with concrete takeaways — a toolkit of skills, an elevator pitch, a business plan, a public showcase of their project — as well as an enduring network in Philadelphia and in the greater Jewish community to support them as they continue to grow as people and as entrepreneurs.
I am eternally grateful for this Fellowship. I have been able to create a supportive, brilliant, and loving community out of it... I wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone looking to deepen their connection to themselves, foster community, and feel empowered to take their venture to the next level.
2018 Tribe 12 Fellow
I am so grateful for the experience of these past few months -- the concrete skills that have helped me improve and begin to expand my business, the spiritual intentions and rituals that bonded us in our learning, the Jewish values that bring Torah into the administrative side of running a business. The personal connections that have grown out of Tribe 12 -- and I know it’s just the beginning! -- are so rich and fulfilling. I can’t say enough good things about this cohort. I’m excited to see all our ventures blossom and to know we’re here for one another when things are hard.