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Working with Entrepreneurs

Rem Harris  Principal, Investing
Rem Harris

Oversees JumpStart’s deal flow intake, due diligence and investment closings.
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John Blair Partner, Entrepreneurial Services & Investing
John Blair

Participates in the due diligence evaluation and consultation of high growth firms interested in JumpStart investment.
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Mike Lang Venture Partner
Michael Lang
Focusing on healthcare companies, Michael assesses new investments and work with JumpStart’s existing portfolio companies to enhance their success.
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Lee Poseidon Senior Partner, Entrepreneurial Services & Investing
Lee Poseidon
Assists entrepreneurs in building enterprise value by helping them identify, focus on and execute against the key, value driving, business priorities.
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Mark Smith Venture Partner
Mark Smith
Assesses and advises business services companies that are eligible for or have received JumpStart investment.
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Vinny Gupta Senior Advisor, Higher Education
Vinod "Vinny" K. Gupta
Responsible for leading efforts in accelerating commercialization of university technologies.
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Lamont Mackley Associate, Investing
Lamont Mackley

Assists entrepreneurs as they work through their seed funding pursuits and adequately prepare them for follow-on funding.
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Gloria Ware Principal, Inclusion
Gloria Ware
Gloria helps entrepreneurs improve via outreach, coaching, and technical and business development support.
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Lorne Novick Principal, Entrepreneurial Network Services
Lorne Novick
Responsible for leadership in the areas of deal flow and assessment, as delivered through a process that manages client engagement.
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Hardik Desai Associate, Investing
Hardik Desai
Connects early-stage technology companies with entrepreneurial resources and performs due diligence on companies seeking capital from funds managed by JumpStart.
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Talent

Jeremy Quinn Principal, Entrepreneurial Talent
Jeremy Quinn
Helps entrepreneurial-minded companies and organizations identify, attract and retain the right talent to help them grow.
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Angie Ferenchak Senior Recruiter, Entrepreneurial Talent
Angie Ferenchak

Helps entrepreneurial-minded companies and organizations identify, attract and retain the right talent to help them grow.
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Mentoring

Anthony Hughes Principal, Entrepreneurial Mentoring
Burton D. Morgan Mentoring Program

Anthony Hughes
Works to enhance economic outcomes and accelerate progress in Northeast Ohio by channeling the experiences and social capital of the region’s entrepreneurs, executives and experts to emerging entrepreneurs.
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