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Program Eligibility

Eligible candidates must be a start-up or early-stage business located in Berks County. Qualified candidates must have a viable business idea and be in a financially sound position to start their business. Client businesses will work closely with Jump Start Incubator staff, therefore it is imperative to the success of the program that clients be receptive to coaching and actively participate in the program.

Application Process

If you feel that your business can benefit from our services, take the first step to apply today:

Step 1) Fill out the initial application form on our website. Someone will contact you to discuss your business and provide more information about the program

Step 2) If there are openings for the program and your business is deemed eligible to participate, you will meet on-site with our director and tour the facility

Step 3) If after touring the facility and learning more about the program you are still interested, you will need to complete and present a business pitch to a panel of judges who will determine acceptance to the program

Why Our Program Works

Jump Start Incubator is able to give valuable support to entrepreneurs because of our highly trained and experienced staff that help clients navigate the obstacles of owning a small business. JSI staff supports our clients through strategic planning to not only set goals, but also to keep those goals on track and provide mentoring along the way.