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For Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur Programs

JumpStart is a nonprofit venture development organization committed to accelerating entrepreneurial successes. We support innovative ventures that have the potential to scale to make significant contributions to the regional economy by attracting investment capital and generating revenue, taxes and new jobs.

Our programs enable entrepreneurs with promising young firms like these to speed their company's growth.


We provide intensive entrepreneurial development services—from investor and client introductions to recruiting assistance—to eligible entrepreneurial companies to help them overcome key challenges and achieve growth milestones.


JumpStart also directly invests in early stage, high growth companies. These companies tend to be in the healthcare, cleantech (advanced materials and advanced energy) and information technology industries. They operate in global markets, possess protectable ideas and the desire to attract outside funding.

Additional Resources

We have assembled some tools for entrepreneurs, including an executive summary template, a guide to forming an advisory board and an investor pitch deck template, as well as other educational and informational resources. We host, sponsor, promote and support numerous educational and networking events for entrepreneurs throughout the year.

If you're interested in our entrepreneur assistance and/or funding opportunities from JumpStart or one of our entrepreneurial support partners in the region, fill out the online application. Our team will review your application and together we’ll figure out the best resource—whether that’s us or another program—to grow your business.