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Here is the latest news from JumpStart. Please direct all media inquiries to Samantha Fryberger, JumpStart’s Director of Communications at sam.fryberger@jumpstartinc.org or 216.363.5448, and follow us on @JumpStartInc.

Mentors Making a Difference

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Seasoned Business Leaders Donate 3,000 Hours to Accelerate the Successes of Greater Cleveland Startups
In March 2012, JumpStart Inc. launched a mentoring program to expand the nonprofit venture development organization’s capacity to deliver high-impact business assistance to Greater Cleveland entrepreneurs. Read More ...

Barberton Growth Fund Announces New Round

Monday, March 24, 2014

City Offering Capital to Young Tech-Based Companies
The Barberton Community Development Corporation (BCDC), in collaboration with JumpStart Inc. and with significant support from the Barberton Community Foundation, is encouraging entrepreneurs to apply by Friday, May 2, for the next round of the Barberton Growth Fund, an attractive source of local capital for young companies. Read More ...

Connections Matter

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

2014 NE Ohio Entrepreneur Expo Encourages Relationship-Building
Connections are everything for a growing business—whether it’s being introduced to an investor, meeting a potential customer or finding a trusted advisor. The community is invited to make their own connections—while viewing the community resources available to entrepreneurs and business owners — at the 2014 Northeast Ohio Entrepreneur Expo on Monday, April 7 from noon-5:30pm at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Read More ...

"Get Connected!" April 7-April 18

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Four Events Offer Business Inspiration, Education & Growth Opportunities
In April, Northeast Ohio innovators, entrepreneurs and members of the tech community will have multiple opportunities to come together with the people and resources that could help them grow their skills, companies and networks. Read More ...

Growing Greater Cleveland Tech Companies Attract $259M in 2013

Monday, February 10, 2014

Series A Down, but Equity Investment Overall Returns to Pre-Recession Levels
Last year, 118 tech-based companies in Greater Cleveland raised $259 million from venture capitalists and angel investors, according to the region’s Venture Capital Advisory Task Force—a 15% percent increase over the amount attracted in 2012. Read More ...

America's Veterinarian Teams Up With Embrace Pet Insurance To Reduce Economic Euthanasia

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Dr. Marty Becker, America's Veterinarian, is on a mission to help protect pets and raise awareness of pet health insurance. Read More ...

Alliance Startup Fund Chooses Next Loan Recipient

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Software Company Bringing Jobs, Innovation to City
The City of Alliance and the Technology Accelerator Alliance (TA2) have chosen the next tech-based company to receive a $35,000 low-interest loan from the Alliance Startup Fund: Wade Instruments and Service. Read More ...

Al “Bubba” Baker Tackles “Shark Tank”

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Former Cleveland Brown Al “Bubba” Baker is making a play to secure an investment in his family-owned Bubba’s Q DeBoned Baby Back Rib Steak® business by appearing on ABC’s Shark Tank. Read More ...

Catacel Expands Its Capacity For Innovation

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

New Plant, Technology Center Reflect Company’s Growth
Catacel Corporation, a rapidly growing high performance catalyst manufacturer, welcomed the community, investors and clients to tour its new, Ravenna, Ohio-based plant and technology center on November 1. Read More ...

Career Town Network Receives $350,000 Investment

Monday, October 28, 2013

Fast-Growing MBE Innovating in Employment Solutions Market
Career Town Network, whose solutions help employment professionals successfully and efficiently fill job openings, received a $350,000 investment from the Emerging Market Fund (EMF), which provides capital and connections to diverse, early stage high potential companies based in Ohio. Read More ...