gBETA Pensacola hires director

gBETA Pensacola has hired Jonathan Kretz as its program director and is now accepting applications for local startups to participate in the inaugural gBETA Pensacola, Fall 2020 program.

gBETA Pensacola is a free accelerator for early-stage companies with local roots. The seven-week program will work with five local startup companies at a time. Participants receive intensive and individualized coaching and access to gener8tor’s national network of mentors, customers, corporate partners and investors.

“At The Spring Entrepreneur Hub, it is our mission to serve Pensacola area entrepreneurs at any point along their entrepreneurial journey,” said D.C. Reeves, chief entrepreneur officer of The Spring. “Through the partnership with gBETA, we are able to bring unprecedented support to local, high-growth potential businesses, and we are excited to see how this program will aid in our efforts of making Pensacola the best place to live and start a business.”

A a transplant from Fort Worth, Texas, Kretz has seven years of experience supporting product development and commercialization efforts for businesses small and large. He also founded an artificial intelligence and machine learning startup. Jonathan will serve as the local conduit between the Pensacola startup ecosystem and the broader gener8tor network.

Kretz is available for one-on-one virtual meetings with entrepreneurs in the Pensacola area to get support for their businesses and learn more about applying for the gBETA Pensacola Fall 2020 program. Startups interested in applying should contact at For more information, visit The deadline to apply is Sept. 7.