JumpStart Announces $10 Million Fund For Women And Minority Tech Startups In Ohio

A Cleveland nonprofit has pledged half a million dollars to 20 different tech startups run by women or minorities through a public-private source called The Focus Fund. https://youtu.be/GScxyWhvTFA The partnership is led by Cleveland-based non-profit JumpStart alongside the Ohio Third Frontier, The Case Foundation and Cuyahoga County. Eligible tech businesses...

JumpStart Commits $1 Million To Support North Coast Angel Fund

Cleveland-Based Venture Development Organization Continues its Support and Commitment to the Country's 5th Largest Angel Investing Group Recognizing the importance and impact of angel investment to the Northeast Ohio high-tech economy, JumpStart Inc. recently announced a new $1 million commitment to support the operations of the North Coast Angel Fund...

Video: Fox Business Profiles The New JumpStart Focus Fund

Fox Business' Liz Claman interviews JumpStart CEO Ray Leach about the new Focus Fund, created to invest seed capital in tech-based companies led by minority or female entrepreneurs throughout Ohio – as well as those willing to move to the state. https://youtu.be/ueq2VrZN1Yk  

JumpStart thawing the freeze on Cleveland tech investment

Not only is there a big chill in Northeast Ohio's weather, but there's also a freeze on tech investments. There have been notable declines in both public and private valuations for technology companies -- being felt here and worldwide. According to Dow Jones VentureSource, the median pre-money valuation for tech...

You get $500K. But first you have to move to Ohio.

Ohio has a message for women- and minority-led startups: Move to the Buckeye State and you have a real shot at getting funding. Leading the charge is Cleveland-based JumpStart, a nonprofit that invests in young tech firms. "Part of our focus is to accelerate opportunity for women and minority entrepreneurs...

JumpStart is bringing back its original investment fund

JumpStart once again has money to invest in high-tech startup companies. With $12.5 million in fresh state funding, the nonprofit is bringing back its original investment fund, which has been out of cash for a few years now. It’s also ready to launch another fund that will target tech startups...

JumpStart expected to get $4.5 million loan from Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County has selected Venture Development Organization JumpStart Inc. as its partner to leverage county investments in innovation and entrepreneurship with a $4.5 million loan. JumpStart responded to a request for proposals in a competitive process aimed at launching county initiatives expected to attract venture capital and accelerate fast-growing businesses...