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Jacob Gelfand

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Resourceful business coach, startup consultant and workshop facilitator helping organizations and their leaders evolve.

Resourceful business coach, startup consultant and workshop facilitator helping organizations and their leaders evolve.

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Involved In

Founder

USF Microfinance Club

Advisor

Centro Community Partners
Inclusiva Strategies
Glamping Hub
Centro Community Partners

Side Projects

Inclusiva Strategies

Positions

Manager of Small Business Services San Francisco LGBT Community Center January 2014 - present
Business Coach and Startup Consultant Inclusiva Strategies January 2012 - present
Strategy Advisor Glamping Hub July 2011 - present
Business Coach & Consultant Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center October 2013 - January 2014
JD/MBA University of San Francisco August 2008 - May 2012
Co-Founder & President USF Microfinance Club March 2010 - May 2012
MBA Business Advisor Centro Community Partners October 2010 - March 2011
Project Coorindator San Francisco Planning Department July 2009 - August 2009
Project Consultant Terra Vista Management October 2007 - July 2008
Public Policy and Public Relations Coordinator AJC December 2007 - July 2008
Recruiting Coordinator Building Excellent Schools January 2007 - July 2007
Campaign Headquarters Operations Coordinator Deval Patrick Committee October 2006 - December 2006
Mass Victory '06 Campaign Intern Massachusetts Democratic Party August 2006 - October 2006
Constituent Services Intern Senator Dianne Feinstein July 2005 - July 2005

Education

University of San Francisco - Masagung Graduate School of Management Entrepreneurship 2009 - 2012
University of San Francisco School of Law Business Law 2008 - 2012
Emerson College Political Communication 2004 - 2006
Reed College Humanities 2002 - 2004

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Financial Services
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Higher Education
  • • Wellness

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Lodro Rinzler
We worked together  •  Executive Director, Institute for Compassionate Leadership and Author, Shambhala Publications.
Jacob is an authentic and kind leader.
Mark Hespeth
They're my advisor: San Francisco LGBT Community Cen  •  Go Getter, Self Starter. Built Start up with out of pocket seed money. Committed. Dedicated and Passionate. Conception to completion.
Expert in Business planning and business strategies Suggested completion of business plan to build confidence and to move my business forwa ... rd. Provided a viable process to complete business plan
Mark Hespeth
They're my advisor: San Francisco LGBT Community Cen  •  Go Getter, Self Starter. Built Start up with out of pocket seed money. Committed. Dedicated and Passionate. Conception to completion.
Expert in business development and strategies for improving an start up such as building a business plan through a application that makes it ... less overwhelming and doable
Mila Pavlin
We worked together  •  UX Engineer, Razer and Director of Operations, SF Center.
Jacob has a deep understanding of business planning and structure. He is able to guide people from the big picture through the small details ... . He works on a model of sustainable empowerment that really helps people become independent and grow.
Ashlea Bruce
They're my advisor: Centro Community Partners  •  Founder, Run It Back Media and Teller, Wells Fargo. San Francisco State grad.
Not only does Jacob provide a wide range of expertise in small business/entrepreneurship, but he is also reliable. While never rescheduling ... any appointment during the duration of six months (which was originally a three month advising commitment), Jacob has provided me with advice that has taken my small business to the next level. Jacob has provided expertise that has helped me in completing my business plan, marketing, hiring employees, financials, providing resources for small business lenders, and much more. Jacob is a great resource for any entrepreneur who is interested in taking their business to the next level.
Olive Loew
They're my advisor: Centro Community Partners  •  Hairstylist, aka Cowlick Enhancement Project Coordinator, Grasplan and Owner, baker, candlestick maker, Saint & Olive.
Jacob is an excellent communicator. He is wonderful at asking questions that spark investigations, for me that led to growth that is both au ... thentic, but that allowed me to move beyond the bounds of my present knowledge and fears. He also offers a variety of options and techniques when exploring specific barriers to business and organizational development, all of which are concrete, but allow one to find the path that best suits their style of entrepreneurship. And he is able to take a lot of information and clarify and distill it in a way that, for me, was really helpful in shifting my perspective, allowing me to develop a plan of action that was a more direct path to my goals than the meandering one I might have otherwise taken.

Mark Hespeth
They're my advisor  •  Go Getter, Self Starter. Built Start up with out of pocket seed money. Committed. Dedicated and Passionate. Conception to completion.
Mark is a driven, resourceful and passionate individual who not only has a compelling vision but also the resolve to see it through to fruit ... ion. In the last several years he has overcome incredibly adversity to keep his dream alive and continues to find creative ways to solve problems and move his project forward. Now what he needs is to find collaborators who can bring complimentary skills, knowledge and expertise to the table.