Jumpstart Foundry is one of the most experienced accelerators around. We were a charter member of the Global Accelerator Network. Our team brings incredible investor (Vic Gatto), entrepreneur (Michael Burcham) and product/tech (Marcus Whitney) experience.

Jumpstart has graduated almost 30 companies over the last five years. The program has evolved and improved every year, and we pride ourselves on continuous improvement of our mentor base, our curriculum and our events. 

When your company leaves Jumpstart Foundry, you will have a solid understanding of Lean Startup, Customer Development, Intellectual Property, Finance, Product Marketing and Leadership. 



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Jumpstart Foundry focuses on the diversity and quality of our mentors. All of our mentors are hands on, not just big names on a site. They have gone through
training to earn the right to work with JSF founders.



Jumpstart Foundry is the leading tech product accelerator in the Southeast. Here's some of our results:

  • 78% of JSF companies are in operation today 
  • Of those JSF companies that raise follow on funding, the average amount raised is $800K
  • Jumpstart alums have now raised over $11M.


"I entered Jumpstart Foundry, thinking I knew what I was doing - I ran 2 healthcare businesses (bootstrapped) before and was an accomplished veteran of Technology Development for various Fortune 100 companies....however - I learned a whole lot about what I did not know: pitching, investments, marketing, sales and the entrepreneurial spirit.  It is a tough program, but Vic Gatto, Marcus Whitney, David Ledgerwood & all the mentors are committed to your success, during & after the program.....more learning & networking could not possibly be packed into 14weeks. " - Dhru Upender, Co-Founder & CEO at DVisit and JSF 2013 alum


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