Rock County Jumpstart is a collaborative initiative designed to improve the likelihood of success of minority business owners. Our team has a specific focus on providing culturally-competent, culturally-relevant, and culturally-sensitive services designed to address the specific and unique needs of Black business owners in Rock County. We provide the training, tools, and resources these entrepreneurs need to start, grow, and scale their business.
We collaborate with local and regional organizations that fully support our mission and vision and seek to establish mutually beneficial partnerships that help us achieve our goals.
We advocate on behalf of Black business owners with local business and political leaders and economic development stakeholders to encourage them to establish economic development initiatives that improve access to the capital and resources that are necessary to work towards economic equity for minority business owners in Rock County.
The Jumpstart Incubator provides a full range of services and support designed to bring a business idea to life, or strengthen an existing business – making it successful, sustainable and more resilient to future economic downturns. Do you want to participate? Learn more.
The Jumpstart Accelerator is a free 10-week immersive training that uses a hybrid form of in-person and online training, integrating classroom learning with real-world experiences and challenges of business ownership. Do you want to participate? Learn more.
In the Next Step Acceleration program, business owners focus heavily on their company’s financial readiness, preparing for business loans, building relationships with business bankers, and pitching to investors. Do you want to participate? Learn more.
Rock County Jumpstart is a fiscally sponsored project of
Center for Community Stewardship (C4CS), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.