Jumpstart Accelerator

The Jumpstart Accelerator is a free program designed to accelerate the lifecycle of Black-owned businesses located in the Rock County area. The Accelerator uses a hybrid form of in-person and online training, integrating classroom learning with real-world experiences and challenges of business ownership. Participants must apply to be a part of the program and they must be Rock County Jumpstart members. Become a member here.

Our accelerator is uniquely designed for small business owners who don’t fit the traditional, and often restrictive and exclusive, accelerator model. We work with minority-owned micro and small businesses like, food trucks, cleaning businesses, restaurants, home-based bakeries, gift shops, trucking companies, landscapers, contractors, and more. This program includes 10 weeks of classroom learning, and a commitment of 2 years of wrap-around support and assistance designed specifically for Accelerator participants.

The 10 weeks of classroom learning ends with a Pitch event where a panel of judges will choose the top 3 ideas and award cash prizes.

Contact us to learn more about how the Accelerator application process works: 608.473.7877

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Rock County Jumpstart

Our Partners

Wisconsin Department of Administration Blackhawk Technical College Madison College Center for Enrtrepreneurship
Center for Community Stewardship     Alliant Energy     Collaboration for Good

Associated Bank      SBDC University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse

Rock County Jumpstart is a fiscally sponsored project of
Center for Community Stewardship (C4CS), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Contact Us:
Rock County Jumpstart
2080 Sutler Ave.
Beloit, WI, 53511

Rock County Jumpstart is a business resource for Black business owners in Rock County, WI.