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Jump Start Incubator client Katie K Active was featured in today's Business Weekly! 

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We are excited to announce that Jump Start Incubator has officially named its new director. June Clougher, an experienced chief financial officer and entrepreneur, will be starting with Jump Start Incubator on Monday, December 15th and will oversee day-to-day operations and ensure that clients are receiving the hands-on assistance they need. 

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IDEA FOOD ACCELERATOR IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!!!

Are you a small food manufacturer dreaming of the idea of expanding your operations or venturing into the exporting world?

The IDEA food accelerator is the program for you!

IDEA is a program that allows established food companies to scale more efficiently. Ten minority or women-owned businesses in the City of Reading with sales of $50,000 or more will be selected. 

Chosen participants will receive customized mentorship and training in innovation and creativity in the food industry, product development, technology trends, packaging and labeling, package design, trade shows, nutrition, international trade and wholesale distribution. Specialized consultants will be available to support the growth of the business. 

The program will also receive support from strategic partners such as National Penn Bank, who developed a micro-loan program for up to $10,000.

Apply here: http://www.f6s.com/ideafoodaccelerator2015
For any questions contact martinez@kutztown.edu

DEADLINE: January 11, 2015
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We have some more exciting news out of the Incubator this week! Smartz Studios was recently featured on 6abc for their cultural apps. Check out the video here:

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We're very excited to announce that Jump Start Incubator was chosen as one of 50 winners (from 800 applicants) for a $50,000 grant through the U.S. Small Business Administration's Growth Accelerator Fund competition!!! Congratulations to all of the winners!

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Congratulations to Marilu Rodríguez-Bauer for being the first client to graduate from the Jump Start Incubator program!

Marilu was the first client to join the program back when it started in early 2012. As of July 1, 2014, Marilu's lawfirm, RB Legal Counsel will be relocating to 2 Woodland Road, Wyomissing, PA 19610. We wish her all the best!
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Jump Start Incubator's very own Smartz Studios is gearing up to launch their first children's app designed to keep culture alive in first-generation immigrants
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