Get Ready Entrepreneurs! NYC is the next city that will benefit from JumpStart Connect. This pop-up experience store is for entrepreneurs, created by serial entrepreneur, author, and international motivational speaker, Jen Groover. The experience store allows free access to all entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs, to gain priceless amounts of advice, knowledge and resources to accelerate their growth. The store will be open Tuesday, October 10 through Thursday October 12th, from 10 am – 7 pm at 393 Broadway (Soho district) NYC. Entrepreneurs can register for the event here. The entire experience takes about 60-90 minutes of time, depending on how much each entrepreneur wants to get out of it. Approximately 1,000 participants are expected to attend over the 3 days.
As a successful entrepreneur for over 20 years, her inspiration came frequently doing television and cable segments and speaking on entrepreneurship all over the world on how to start and grow a business in simplified steps, and seeing how impactful it was to others. Jen partnered with Pop-Up Retail pioneers, JBC & Associates, last year to make this dream into a reality.
JumpStart Connect is for every entrepreneur, at every stage, who either feels overwhelmed by all the steps needed to grow their business; who want to be up to speed on the best and latest products and services to help them grow; who wonder what are the most important things to invest in next; who feel like there is never enough time or ways to market their business; and who wonder how they can grow their business more quickly by leveraging their time and money more efficiently.
Entrepreneurs who have not yet launched their business will be connected to business services that will help accelerate their launch. Entrepreneurs who have owned their business for several years will benefit from a JumpStart Connect Pop-Up Store by being guided to the products and services that get them to the next level.
The pop-ups are set up like trade shows. Only instead of wandering aimlessly, attendees are greeted by an expert who walks them personally station to station to station introducing them to them each brand partner (a bookkeeper, a legal adviser, a media trainer, a web developer, video experts and many more) and explaining the value each service will provide their business so they can grow their business faster. Jen shares, “When the entrepreneur leaves here they will be more confident and knowledgeable than ever to take their business to next level.”
Jen and her team have researched and evaluated each brand they recommend and/or partner with to bring the best in class in each category of business. Current and past Brand Partners include JBC & Associates; UPS; TD Bank; MSC; Comcast Business; Alcom; Greco Promotions; Benjamin’s Desk; Brinker Simpson; My Top Bookkeeper; The City of Philadelphia; Capstone Group; CH Solutions; Branded Simplified Impact; EARF Studios; Sprint; MyNewPhilly.com; I Am App Productions; Branded Productions; Blackbook llc; 30 Second Success; The Stanwood Group; Be Live; National Publicity Summit; and Inc. Magazine. For those interested
Jen Groover has been tagged by Success Magazine as a “One-Woman Brand,” a “Creativity and Innovation Guru” and a leading “Serial Entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur Magazine and ranked #8 by SAP in the Top 51 Inﬂuencers of Human Potential. Jen Groover’s name has become synonymous with innovation, entrepreneurship and transformation. She was recently nominated as a UN delegate to the ﬁrst ever Global Accelerator for the Global Entrepreneurs Council. Jen’s energy and multi-faceted, diverse wisdom make her a highly sought after international speaker for Fortune 500 companies to top Universities, Non-Proﬁts, Chamber of Commerces, Business Conferences, and more on topics ranging from business to leadership, empowerment to emotional intelligence to healthy living, and enhancing productivity. Her inﬂuence and leadership has aligned her with amazing brands, such as Avon, Independence Blue Cross, Verizon, USANA Health Sciences and SkyMall, for which Jen has had various roles as a spokeswoman and consultant for brand development and leadership training.
Her success skyrocketed with the creation of the Butler Bag, the world’s ﬁrst compartmentalized handbag, that became a multi-million-dollar brand, and has not stopped since. Jen spring boarded the Butler Bag’s success into an entire lifestyle brand, found at a variety of price points and well-known retailers, which is led to the creation of subsequent lifestyle brands, Leader Girlz, and Empowered by Jen Groover. Taking over two decades of entrepreneurial experience, Jen most recently launched the innovative economic and innovation movement for entrepreneurs and small business owners called Jumpstart Connect, a ﬁrst of its kind pop-up shop, which kicked off in Philadelphia in October 2016, and is currently scaling to cities nationwide.
Jen has been a top business and lifestyle contributor and content creator for major television networks such as ABC, CBS, CNBC, NBC, MSNBC, Fox News, Fox Business News, and The CW. Jen also contributes editorial pieces to several prominent business magazines and online resources including The Hufﬁngton Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Positively Positive, The Daily Love, and HealthyStyle NY. Her products, brand and work have been featured in hundreds of media outlets including O! The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, People, US Weekly, SUCCESS and Forbes. Coming in the Fall of 2017, Jen will be releasing three books – a relaunch of her best-selling What If? & Why Not?, with updated resources, Optimized Potential, and #Empowered (based on her PBS Special), with Make this Matter & CO Publishing.
Jen constantly motivates and inspires through her keynote speaking engagements for corporations, universities and organizations all over the world. Jen continues to strive toward her ultimate goal, which is to innovate in every industry she is inspired to play in, while empowering others to achieve their goals. Jen is more than a multifaceted, multitalented individual – she is, undoubtedly, a force to be reckoned with. Jen believes in active participation and lives by the belief that “if you are going to complain about something you better be willing to inspire change.”