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Here is the latest news from JumpStart. Please direct all media inquiries to Scott Thompson at scott.thompson@jumpstartinc.org or 216.363.5448, and follow us on @JumpStartInc.

Ohio Supporting Entrepreneurs and Innovative Companies

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Third Frontier Funds Regional Network to Help Start-Ups
Today the Ohio Third Frontier Commission approved $43.52 million to support start-ups and advance entrepreneurship across the state. “Ohio’s economy is stronger when we support entrepreneurs,” said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency and chair of the Ohio Third Frontier Commission. “Small businesses make up the majority of Ohio companies.” Read More ...

JumpStart's Signature Mentoring Program Adds Exciting New Talent

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Award Winning IT Executive Bill Nemeth Joins Burton D. Morgan Mentoring Program to Aid Recruitment, Development
JumpStart Inc. has named Mirifex Systems CEO and 2005 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Bill Nemeth as the Burton D. Morgan Mentoring Program’s new Director of Mentoring Program Development. Read More ...

JumpStart's Preferred Partner Program Launched with Thompson Hine as Inaugural Member

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Law Firm Supports Entrepreneurs Via Direct Advisory Services
Business law firm Thompson Hine has joined The JumpStart Preferred Partner Program. As the inaugural member of this new program, the goal of which is to provide promising young companies with advice and guidance from top Northeast Ohio professional service firms, Thompson Hine will make available to these businesses its full complement of legal services in complex, venture-style corporate finance and intellectual property matters. Read More ...

Cleveland to Launch 1 Million Cups, Uniting and Coaching Local Entrepreneurs

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Kauffman Foundation’s nationwide weekly program finds its newest home in Cleveland.
Cleveland soon will be the newest home of a national program to engage, educate and connect local entrepreneurs. 1 Million Cups — based on the notion that entrepreneurs network and discover solutions over a million cups of coffee — is a free, weekly gathering that helps to build startup communities on a grassroots level. Read More ...

Northeast Ohio Companies and Funds Awarded $17M by Ohio Third Frontier

Thursday, June 12, 2014

High-tech companies in the region will continue to grow and create jobs
Three companies and five funds from Northeast Ohio collectively won $17M in funding from two Ohio Third Frontier programs. This funding will enable high tech companies in the region to continue to grow and create jobs. Read More ...