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See the latest news on JumpStart, our work, and our progress below. If you have a media inquiry, please get in touch with Scott Thompson via email at scott.thompson@jumpstartinc.org or phone at 216.363.3400. You can also follow us on Twitter: @JumpStartInc

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Budding entrepreneurs offered legal assistance at CWRU clinic

Sunday, November 30, 2014

In a corner of a cluttered chemical engineering lab at Case Western Reserve University, Felipe Gomez del Campo V watched intently as a blue flame leapt from a slender fuel nozzle of his own design. Read More ...

Business Journal Daily

Fund for Economic Future Awards $1.9M in Grants

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Fund for Our Economic Future, a collaboration of 50 foundations, higher education institutions, health care systems, businesses, and others, has approved up to $1.9 million of grants to support the job creation efforts of regional economic development organizations BioEnterprise, JumpStart and Magnet. Read More ...

Crain's Cleveland Business

Local tech scene is getting quite a jolt from recent megadeals

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The local technology community has been waiting desperately for a day like July 31. Read More ...

Crain's Cleveland Business

Entrepreneur Bill Nemeth named co-director of JumpStart's Burton D. Morgan Mentoring Program

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The former owner of Mirifex Systems, an information technology consulting firm, has been named co-director of JumpStart Inc.’s Burton D. Morgan Mentoring Program. Read More ...

Innovation America

JumpStart Partners With Innovation America To Sponsor The innovationDaily Newsletter

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Fueled with 10 years of experience working with leaders in 20 regions across the United States, JumpStart’s “ecosystem” approach helps philanthropic, business, public and institutional leaders create programs that address critical challenges, such as access to capital, for fast-growing, high-potential firms that can drive economic growth. Read More ...

Digital Journal

Midwest Healthcare Startups Raise $777 Million in First Half of 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Midwest healthcare startups reported $777 million in total investments across 139 companies in the first half of 2014, according to the BioEnterprise Midwest Healthcare Venture Investment Report. Read More ...

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Charter One Bank gives $110,000 to local organizations for financial literacy

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Charter One is giving $110,000 to six nonprofits organizations in Ohio to help educate consumers about personal finance. Read More ...

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland to launch new economic-development website aimed at site selectors, businesses

Thursday, July 24, 2014

When a group of real estate site selectors toured Cleveland last year, one of them didn't realize the city edged up to a lake. Another asked where all the pollution was, recalled Tracey Nichols, the city's economic-development director. Read More ...

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Josh McManus will lead Knight Foundation investments in Akron

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Josh McManus, a highly experienced entrepreneur and city development professional, will join the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as the program director based in Akron. Read More ...

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Foundation awards $17.9 million in grants

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Cleveland Foundation announced $17.9 million in grants on Thursday focused on projects in health, education, the arts and economic development. Read More ...

Smart Business

Seasoned business leaders donate 3,000 hours to accelerate successes of Greater Cleveland entrepreneurs

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Gordon Daily, founder of BoxCast, a live video streaming company, had built a really good product, but initially wasn’t sure of the best way to move forward. He learned of JumpStart Inc.’s Burton D. Morgan Mentoring Program and five months after he started working with advisers, he obtained $300,000 to grow the business. Read More ...

Canton Repository

State offers help for business start-ups

Monday, June 23, 2014

Three years of planning and work have paid off for the local business leaders who want to assist business start-ups and entrepreneurs.
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