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Sensing The Risk

Thursday, June 06, 2013
Posted By JumpStart Team

Miach Medical has developed endotracheal and feeding tubes with built-in sensors to help pinpoint location and detect unintended movement.

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On Demand Interpretation Services: Making Courtrooms Accessible To All

Monday, October 01, 2012
Posted By Lamont Mackley

Many entrepreneurs draw from their personal experience when they form a startup. But On Demand Interpretation Services™ (ODIS) President and CEO Colleen O’Toole was in a particularly perfect position to see how her company’s technology could disrupt the courtroom interpretation industry.

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Darkside Scientific: Bask in the Glow of a Bright Idea

Thursday, August 02, 2012
Posted By John Dearborn

Northeast Ohio has long been a place where hard-working tech entrepreneurs can thrive and grow. While this can involve sequencing genomes or turning waste products into energy, the entrepreneurs at Darkside Scientific saw an opportunity to make their mark by introducing innovative applications that capitalize on the region’s manufacturing history and infrastructure.

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Doubt Is The Father Of Invention

Monday, June 25, 2012
Posted By Robert Hatta

The lesson for today's innovator is that doubters will doubt and haters will hate. Disruptive technologies are often met with resistance, disbelief and friction. However, the market decides whether or not an entrepreneur has something it can support—although thankfully, in today's rapid feedback loop, the market won't take, oh, 359 years to respond.

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Surgical Theater: A Dress Rehearsal For Neurosurgeons

Monday, June 04, 2012
Posted By John Dearborn

Northeast Ohio’s entrepreneurial abundance starts with small seeds of opportunity. However, merely finding these seeds isn’t enough. A startup needs to know how and when to capitalize on these small but significant opportunities for dynamic growth. Entrepreneur Moty Avisar, president and co-founder of Surgical Theater, has done exactly that.

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Is The Startup America Initiative Moving Fast Enough?

Monday, September 26, 2011
Posted By Ray Leach
In a recent article about the Startup America Initiative and the Startup America Partnership, I was quoted as saying "everything is moving too slowly." While I do wish that the macroeconomic situation in the country wasn't making it so hard for the private sector initiative to generate outcomes more quickly, I actually couldn't be more impressed with the speed and the implementation of the White House's Startup America Initiative.
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The Difficult Job of Following Jobs

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Posted By Robert Hatta
The big news in tech last week was that Steve Jobs is stepping down from his CEO duties at Apple. Now people are wondering if the tech giant be able to maintain this position in the post-Jobs era. As someone who worked for Apple, I have my concerns.
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College Grads: Be Innovative

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Posted By Ray Leach
Recently I was asked to address the graduating honors class at Lake Erie College. My message to this year’s graduates: be innovative.
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Obama Spreads Innovation Agenda To Middle America

Friday, March 04, 2011
Posted By John Dearborn
...imagine the White House calling and saying that they were so excited by what they were observing in terms of the state of change in the region that they wanted to come look and learn for themselves. Well that's exactly what happened here.
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The Pain of Change or the Pain of Regret?

Friday, January 21, 2011
Posted By Darrin Redus
With the such undeniable forces in play including globalization, new and emerging technologies, increasing competition, industry consolidation, and many others, to succeed in 2011 and beyond is going to require a renewed commitment to learning new skills and stepping out of one’s comfort zone. Failure to do so is simply a recipe for disaster.
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Healthcare Booming in Cleveland

Monday, November 29, 2010
Posted By Kerri Breen
It's been a great month for healthcare startups in the Cleveland area. FMI Technologies just announced that an investment group from China committed $18 million to the company (FMI Technologies receives $18 million equity investment). This investment is the largest source of investment capital into a local healthcare startup from any Asian investor.
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Ohio Moving Up on National Lists

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Posted By Cathy Belk
The 2010 State New Economy Index report came out last week from The Kauffman Foundation. This report, which measures the degree to which state economics are knowledge-based, globalized, entrepreneurial, IT-driven, and innovation-based, ranks states in total and then across a variety of categories (which all contribute to that total ranking). Ohio moved up
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What Could Be More Fun Than a Trip to the Circus?

Monday, October 11, 2010
Posted By John Dearborn
The Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming to Cleveland October 20-25. That fact struck me funny because JumpStart's Annual Community Meeting is now only days away and, in some ways, it feels like we are preparing for a three-ring circus. Not meaning that it's going to be crazy, frenetic, and carnival-like, but more that it's an event that needs to be timed precisely, entertaining, and of course, innovative.
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More Money Flowing to Entrepreneurs in Ohio

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Posted By Cathy Belk
CB Insights recently published a report that showed Ohio is #3 in the nation for providing grants to innovative, early-stage, scalable companies.
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The Place To Get All of Your Daily Innovation News...

Monday, December 28, 2009
Posted By Ray Leach
Recently, Rich Bendis, the former CEO of InnovationPhiladelphia and nationally renown TBED (technology-based economic development) expert launched a daily news digest called Innovation Daily. You can find this digest here.
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