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