Jackson Drysdale Center

Located in two locations at 1 Gateway Center in Newark, NJ and 5 Penn Plaza in New York City, and accessible through all modes of public transportation, the Jackson Drysdale Center offers clients with employment training from corporate leaders, as well as an incubator to help grow their small businesses.

GarmaGuard, one of our Center's small businesses, pitching their company on ABC's Shark Tank.

Small Business Incubator

Our Small Business Incubator provides shared space for entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. In addition to space, we also provide them with various services and materials to help them succeed, including: computers, desks, conference room space, marketing materials, business cards, support with accounting, bookkeeping, website development, and legal compliance. Also part of our program is our EQUALprenuership Initiative, which welcomes entreprenuers from diverse backgrounds into our incubator to take advantage of services aimed at helping minority businesses grow and succeed.

If you are an entrepreneur looking to become part of our incubator, complete our online application today. Contact us at 866-389-4446 with any additional questions.

Training Center

Our Center will also offer training using state-of-the-art equipment donated by Panasonic. Experts from the corporate and educational fields will train veterans and their family members in a myriad of business skills of varying degrees of difficulty in order to prepare them for most corporate positions offered today in the marketplace. These trainings will be available live in-person, as well as simulcast online and through our training library.

The center also offers veterans the opportunity to be mentored by corporate leaders and successful veterans from Veteran Employee Resource Groups from major companies throughout the New York/New Jersey region, including Pansonic, PSEG, and Prudential. Also, we host VetTalk events that engage top level executives at major corporations and successful veterans to speak to an audience about their life experiences and what it took for them to accomplish their goals.

2020 Newman's Own Award

Partners and Awards

Thanks to terrific partners at Prudential, Panasonic, PSEG, Kessler Foundation and JobPaths, GI Go has opened this incredible space in honor of Jackson Drysdale, the late son of PSEG President of Power Ventures Diana Drysdale and GI Go volunteer whose passion for supporting veterans lives on every day in our organization. In his honor, we are offering the first space in the state of New Jersey dedicated to helping veterans with employment and entrepreneurship.

Our Center has garnered significant praise since its opening. Most notably, we were the top prize winner of the 2020 Newman’s Own Award, presented in partnership with Fisher House Foundation, Newman’s Own, and Military Times! We also have been awarded a top prize from Great Nonprofits in 2020 and 2021.

Our Partners