An agency of the Ministry of Industry, Investment & Commerce, the JBDC is Jamaica’s premier business development organisation working collaboratively with government, private sector, as well as, academic, research and international communities.



14 Camp Road, Kingston

Regardless of the stage of the entrepreneur’s development, there is a programme at JBDC which provides the critical intervention needed for growth. With the only incubation system of its kind in Jamaica, we are serious about taking our clients ‘From Concept to Market’.


The entrepreneurial mindset is a significant factor in business. Part of this mindset shift requires you to embrace formalisation. If you have a concept in mind, your business is informal or unregistered, let’s begin your journey to success here.


This 12-month programme is designed for newly registered or existing businesses with minimal customer discovery and validation. Market Validation is a process of determining if there’s a need for your product in your target market, to ensure you are on the right path.


This is a 12-month intervention aimed at Performance Improvement for the established business with strong business model but limited growth due to poor strategy and structure.

Accelerator Programme

This 6-month intensive programme is primarily aimed at Access to Finance. Entry requirements are as follows: Established businesses with revenues above J$5 million, growth rate of above 20%, significant market demand but limited financing to drive growth.

The Accelerator Programme was launched in 2017 and has seen significant growth in the number of persons it has been able to support and develop. Cohort 4 (2022) has more than doubled Cohort 3 (2021). Sixty (60) participants will benefit from the $60million initiative is being jointly funded by the JBDC and the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ). Participants will also benefit from training, mentorship, networking, increased sales, business growth and financing opportunities.

Scale-up Community

This programme is for scalable businesses that are ready to deepen market penetration through the strengthening of their internationalisation strategies. The ultimate goal is to secure global contracts.

We are serious about taking our clients ‘From Concept to Market’.