Our program is created to add strategic value and a clear path to success for you and your team. We want to see your company thrive and recognize money is simply not enough.
Jumpstart is the most active early-stage healthcare investor in the country. We exist to provide capital and support to Founders as they further develop health innovations into viable and valuable businesses. We help our portfolio companies focus on a series of milestones in their journey to successfully launch, build and scale an innovative health business.
Too often investors do little beyond providing capital to help Founders succeed, however we acknowledge money is simply not enough. We invest capital just like other venture investors, but we have also have created a framework to offer support, solve problems and help our Founders build value.
Every company is different. They have different innovations and diverse strengths, however we have discovered a common set of themes (we call them milestones) that lead to success. When companies join Jumpstart, they gain access to The Refinery. It saves Founders time and allows them to focus on the most important parts of their business.
There are two aspects of the Refinery:
Designed from years of experience, the Jumpstart Blueprint is your unfair advantage to building your healthcare enterprise. Unlock the right resources at the right stage of your business for a higher chance of success.
Our network and calendar of events built to connect you with peers, mentors, executives and capital connections all positioned to support and expand your business goals.
The JSF Difference
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Our network and calendar of events is designed to connect you with peers, mentors, industry executives and capital connections all positioned to support and expand your business goals.
We believe in the right connections at the right time. Appropriate time and context often leads entrepreneurs to a deeper understanding of their product/market fit and can open up new channels to customers and strategic partners. The Jumpstart Connect networks and programs are designed to pair Founders with customers, vendors, peers, mentors and investors at the right time when their expertise and influence has the greatest impact.
The Connect networks and programs include:
We pair our portfolio companies with experienced, industry-specific executives to help at any stage. Whether you are validating customer/market fit, building business model viability, or have repeatable sales processes in place. We set realistic expectations for productive conversations by connecting companies to the right decision makers at the right time - no more “losing a lead” because you’re “too early”. Advisory can take the form of a 30 minute to 1 hour meeting twice a year all the way to a seat on your ‘advisory board.’
Being an entrepreneur is a lonely business. Joining a community of entrepreneurs who are also going through the ups and downs with you helps a lot. Our portfolio companies say that walking through ‘the startup life’ among peers is vital. Founders join our Portfolio Slack Channel that is customized to your cohort and market to bring commoriditary to your team. Meet up in your city, trade tips & tricks, and grow together.
Great people are the X-factor to any successful organization and often dictate the “make it or break it call for a company. That's why we're devoted to connecting our portfolio companies to the best business mentors and vendors who are at the top of their game and know how to help. Jumpstart Foundry portfolio companies are paired with general business mentors that are eager to take quarterly and monthly advising calls.
The majority of our portfolio companies go on to raise additional capital. And we aren’t going to lie...raising follow-on capital can be a grueling process. Good news is that we have a few friends in the industry - hundreds in fact. We have established connections with a variety of venture capital firms to provide warm leads for your next round. Even better news...we’ve already have someone queued up: our sister-growth fund, Jumpstart Capital. Through the JSF Blueprint, portfolio companies that have reached a certain set of milestones have the opportunity to pitch to JSC partners. We call it an unfair advantage to win.
We design all Connect Events with acute attention to detail. We intentionally curate our attendee lists, aiming to bring the best healthcare innovators into the same room as highly engaged industry insiders and investors. We’re also known for having “dance cards” at many of our events. But don’t worry, we’ll fill your dance card for you so you know you have people to meet at every event!
We believe that founders, entrepreneurs and innovators as the “hero” of this story - they have the vision, clarity of purpose and have answered the call to make something better. We know that the journey to entrepreneurial success is hard and that early-stage companies need help to realize their full potential.
Designed from years of experience, the Jumpstart Blueprint is your unfair advantage to building your healthcare enterprise. The Founder’s journey is often long and complicated. There are so many things that need to be done with little capital and time. A clear and ordered plan is incredibly helpful in organizing the work efforts.
Through the Blueprint, Jumpstart provides the right education, guidance and assistance at the right stage of the business’ growth. Most content is digital and self-served as needed by the Founders. It combines proprietary content developed by Jumpstart with programs co-developed with partners and open source materials. In this way, Jumpstart provides a strong body of materials to assist our Founders and significantly increase their odds of success.