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5 Things To Consider When Applying For a Patent

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Posted By John J. Theumer

Regardless of industry or technology, there are several ways to protect an idea in an early commercialization stage. When choosing an option for protecting promising innovations, many companies frequently seek patent protection. Here are five things to consider when deciding if you should seek patent protection.

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Passing The Plateau: How To Get A Move On

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Posted By Amber Patrick

Losing momentum is a common issue many experience when facing an obstacle or challenge. It can happen when battling for weight loss, struggling to find a job or even trying to collaborate on a team project—you can simply lose steam.

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10 Ways To Make Coworking Work

Friday, July 18, 2014
Posted By Kate Hanna

With coworking spaces on the rise, we’ve been on a reconnaissance mission of sorts to determine the top 10 elements most often responsible for making a coworking space work.

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Northeast Ohio: The Next Developer Hub?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Posted By Jeremy Quinn

DecisionDesk is one of the fastest-growing IT startups in Northeast Ohio. The Lakewood-based company has developed a proprietary, easy-to-use SaaS that helps colleges, universities and other higher education institutions streamline how they organize, process and manage applications.

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Podcast: "It's About The Story": Prepping A Great Investor Pitch

Monday, July 14, 2014
Posted By JumpStart Team

Presenting to venture capitalists or other early stage investors can be challenging. These investors want to know how your company can make them money with explosive growth, why your solution matters to customers, just enough of your technology to get the “secret sauce,” how you protect your IP and why your team is the one to pull this off. Oh—and you might have to do all of that in 15 minutes.

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Podcast: Learning The Code: How An Education In Programming Benefits Everyone

Friday, June 27, 2014
Posted By JumpStart Team

As businesses become increasingly more data-focused, the need for quality IT talent, along with programs that cultivate a passion for technology into a career, is growing exponentially. The ability to understand and use efficient coding languages helps diversify and strengthen job applicants. Two local programs, the Software Craftsmanship Guild and Tech Corps, aim to bridge the gap between traditional classroom education and hands-on tech skills sought by employers to build a new tech workforce...

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Q&A, Part 2: Senior Recruiter Angie Ferenchak

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Posted By Amber Patrick

In part two of our conversation, Angie covers topics relevant to job-seekers. From avoiding common interview mistakes and knowing what resources JumpStart offers, to discovering the best places to network, she details how people interested in working at a startup can actually nab that ideal position.

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1 Million Cups Cleveland: What You Need To Know

Monday, June 16, 2014
Posted By Annie Zaleski

On Wednesday, June 25 at 9am, 1 Million Cups Cleveland is holding its first meeting at JumpStart's offices. What is 1 Million Cups? It's a national program launched by the Kauffman Foundation in April 2012, based on the notion that entrepreneurs network and discover solutions over a million cups of coffee.

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Podcast: Spring Forward: Tips For Growing Your Small Business

Friday, June 06, 2014
Posted By JumpStart Team

Every entrepreneur wants to see his/her small business grow. But what does it take to make this happen, especially if you’re a busy business owner with limited resources?

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Q+A: Senior Recruiter Angie Ferenchak

Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Posted By Amber Patrick

The most recent addition to JumpStart's Entrepreneurial Talent program, Senior Recruiter Angie Ferenchak, took an indirect route to her current position.

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Blue Star Design's Julia Briggs On Business Growth

Friday, May 30, 2014
Posted By Amber Patrick

Julia Briggs is the president and owner of Blue Star Design, an idea design studio based in Cleveland that combines branding, graphic design, web, interactive, social media and strategic marketing elements. Briggs, who is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, runs her company with the motto that "every idea, big or small, deserves the respect of great design."

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Want A New Job? Let Google Help

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Posted By Jeremy Quinn

Google is a notoriously desirable place to work. (Perhaps it's all the free food, medical care or on-site laundry.) But besides posh perks and the cool factor, there are plenty of reasons why the company attracts top talent. In fact, it's the caliber of workers themselves that make Google a solid place to be.

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Video: Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship In Transitioning Economies

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Posted By JumpStart Team

In April, Case Western Reserve University visiting assistant professor Michael Goldberg launched a massive online open course (MOOC) focused on how entrepreneurship can transform communities. This course, “Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies,” uses the example of Northeast Ohio, its entrepreneurs, and its unique collaborations and partnerships as a way to illustrate how other regions can use entrepreneurship to leverage—and increase—innovation.

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6 Ways To Overcome A Fear Of Failure

Thursday, May 08, 2014
Posted By Amber Patrick

Risk. Failure. Rejection. We live in a culture where these words have a negative connotation, and their foils—security, success, acceptance—are more widely sought out and celebrated. However, these words can coexist ...

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LifeMedix: Mentoring Matters To Growth

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Posted By JumpStart Team

LifeMedix® has developed a portable medical infusion pump that needs no external electrical power source, making it useful for military medics and paramedics working in pre-hospital settings. The medical device company joined JumpStart's Burton D. Morgan Mentoring Program in March 2012 and started consulting with a team of experienced entrepreneurs.

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