What We Do
JumpStart is a venture development organization, combining the principles of (private) venture capital and (non-profit) economic development to help entrepreneurs start and grow companies. In collaboration with our partners, JumpStart will generate dramatically improved and inclusive economic outcomes by supporting diverse entrepreneurs, optimizing entrepreneurial ecosystems and accelerating innovation.
Our work is focused on three core areas:
- Making Investments: We fund tech entrepreneurs with the capital they need to grow their startup businesses quickly.
- Delivering Services: We provide technical assistance to help high-potential businesses solve problems, drive growth and create jobs.
- Acting as a Value-Added Partner: We work on behalf of private, public and philanthropic funders who want to assist entrepreneurs—making grants and convening networks to turn their vision and resources into action and impact.