About GLJ Group

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Assess, Plan, Execute

We work with incubators, Accelerators, Corporate Innovation Centers and Governments to connect, fund and commercialize visionary ideas.

We Believe

The future of innovation will be driven by private investment through innovation ecosystems and global teams.


Innovation Hubs will replace universities for entrepreneurs.


The Startup Model is unique from other business models and must be approached accordingly. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to enable any region of the world to achieve sustainable business and economic growth utilizing the Startup Model.

Gary Jinks is the GLJ of GLJ Group

Gary is President of GLJ Group and Founder/Managing Director of South Valley Angels. Gary has created and launched innovation his entire career. As the founder of GLJ Group he led strategic direction and proposals development for corporate R&D, capturing over $300M in new business. In 2010 Gary shifted complete focus to the startup community, launching South Valley Angels in 2011. Gary has provided direction and guidance to hundreds of startups, worked with the top incubators and has developed a global network of Micro-Ecosystems. Prior to starting GLJ Group Gary developed military vehicles, managed multi-million-dollar budgets and developed high performance teams for FMC, United Defense, BAE Systems and Rockwell Collins.

Our Partners

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