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Since Jump Start Incubator was founded in 2012:

  • 50 companies have come through the Incubator’s doors.
  • 31 of the 50 companies have been minority- or woman-owned.
  • 42 of the companies are still in business.
  • 121 jobs have been created.
  • While about half of all U.S. startups fail within three to five years, 84 percent of Jump Start’s members have been successful.
  • In 2016, the combined revenue for all of Jump Start’s members was more than $1 million.
  • In 2017, that combined revenue increased to $2 million.



Here’s what our members have said:


“Jump Start Incubator provides clients with feedback and guidance to make your business practices more efficient.”

Nicholas V. Johnson, President

TEM Care


“Since joining JSI in May 2016, RxTOOLKIT.com has received support and guidance in many areas of our business. Before we joined the Incubator, our company struggled with the day-to-day financial operations of owning a business and how to set out a plan to bring our company to the market.

“We now have a working knowledge of bookkeeping and increased confidence in using Quick Books online.

“We have had our first profitable year since the company began!”

Chuck and Deb



“I spent the first five years of being an entrepreneur working from home, but at times it was hard to focus. I wanted to find a more productive space, so a friend of mine suggested Jump Start Incubator.  Many places offer office space for rent, but Jump Start Incubator provides a unique service at a reasonable price.  In addition to gaining an office, I gained the support I needed to run and eventually make the decision to sell my business.  Jump Start provided me with a conference room to hold franchise meetings, and interns who were available to shoot videos for my business and assist with QuickBooks.  The Incubator environment was one that promoted focus and growth with the opportunity to brainstorm with other entrepreneurs and attend different seminars.   There was always a sense of open communication at the Incubator, with a Director who would meet with you to discuss your business goals and give feedback on how to achieve them.”

Sharon, pervious business partner of Seniors Helping Seniors

Seniors Helping Seniors



“You may think you don’t need a program such as this one if you have already taken steps to start your business. For El Palo it was more about, “What is my next step? How can I grow?” I had lots of connections but I didn’t have correct pricing, I had no media kit, I didn’t have a business plan/goals, and I didn’t know in what direction my company was headed  or its mission.   

“Today, due to the help of the JSI program, I now have established goals for my business. They even made me realize the worth of my publication and the direction that I’m headed… Thanks, JSI, for helping my company take our publication to the next level.”

Rosa Julia Parra, CEO, El Palo Magazine






Hear from our entrepreneurs in these videos: