Spotlighting Graduates & Presenters 

Jumpstart Wilmington Spotlights:

Read about our Jumpstart Wilmington graduates and presenters, the projects they are working on and the ways they support our cohorts!

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Sultan Taskin, November 2022 Cohort

Peter Zoltowski, February 2022 Cohort

Ron Stephenson, May 2022 Cohort

Kyle Trent & Denis Davis, November 2022 Cohort

Cassandra Sifford, November 2021 Cohort

Jeffrey Starkey, Commissioner of Licenses & Inspections,
City of Wilmington

Marcus Thomas, May 2021 Cohort

Charly Bass, May 2022 Cohort

Vernon Stevenson, November 2022 Cohort

Marva Hammond, August 2021 Cohort

Joy Barrist, Partner, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

Ivey Ibrahim, October 2020 Cohort

Nasr Mohamed, February 2022 Cohort

Architectural details on vintage brick apartment building in New York City

About Jumpstart Wilmington

Jumpstart Wilmington was launched to help Wilmington residents to become developers of their own neighborhood through quality, community-focused real estate development training and financing options. Our program is modeled after the original Jumpstart Germantown Program, which was created by Ken Weinstein to facilitate the revitalization of the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia through high quality residential renovations.

Increased local developer capacity in Wilmington is the key to scaling development activity and revitalizing communities more rapidly. We see residents of Wilmington communities as the best resource for neighborhood revitalization, as many have potential to effect positive change in their neighborhoods. Jumpstart Wilmington can provide aspiring developers who live in Wilmington communities with the skills, knowledge, and support they need to rehabilitate key properties, one at a time. In the absence of established real estate developers willing to invest in smaller scale projects, this program will cultivate a force of new local developers who currently reside in Wilmington or have a commitment to improving Wilmington neighborhoods.

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