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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 ...


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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Freshwater

1 Million Cups, A national entrepreneurial effort, Ccomes to CLE

Thursday, June 19, 2014

On Wednesday, June 25, Cleveland will become the 43rd U.S. city to join the 1 Million Cups campaign, a national effort to engage, educate and connect entrepreneurs both locally and nationally -- and eventually internationally. The program, funded by the Kauffman Foundation, is based on the idea that entrepreneurs network and move their ideas forward over one million cups of coffee. Read More ...


Crain's Cleveland Business

Small firms are leaving a growing footprint on Northeast Ohio economy

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Most of these companies are small, but they’re growing. More than 1,000 Ohioans work at the 339 companies that responded to a recent survey targeting companies that have received help from JumpStart and 15 other local groups that provide assistance and funding to startups. Read More ...


WKYC-TV 3

College program trains next generation of entrepreneurs

Friday, May 02, 2014

Some local colleges are giving students the chance to be true entrepreneurs. So rather than look for jobs after graduation, these students are creating their own. Read More ...


Techli

Connections Matter: The 2014 Northeast Ohio Entrepreneur Expo

Friday, April 18, 2014

There are no shortage of community-building events available to Greater Cleveland entrepreneurs. In fact, it feels like there are more and more every year—a very good sign indeed!—which resonate well beyond a defined area. Read More ...


Cleveland Plain Dealer

At Cleveland startup expo, entrepreneurship becomes a riveting exhibit

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The entrepreneurship ecosystem of Greater Cleveland was on artful display Monday, and in a spectacular setting--the Ames Family Atrium of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Read More ...


Examiner

Northeast Ohio Entrepreneur Expo proves that Cleveland still rocks

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Yesterday, April 7 marked an afternoon of entrepreneurship at the 2014 Northeast Ohio Entrepreneur Expo, held in the Ames Family Atrium of the Cleveland Museum of Art and sponsored by JumpStart Inc. According to published reports, attendees included investors, entrepreneurs, advisors and vendor exhibitors, and several trends emerged from the Expo. Read More ...


WCPN

Entrepreneurs, Funders, Mentors, Connect At Northeast Exposition

Monday, April 07, 2014

More than 100 exhibitors—mostly IT or business-consumer product companies – showcased their services and wares in the hopes of attracting backers willing to fund the next stage of development. Read More ...


WKYC-TV 3

Young companies seek advice, customers and money

Monday, April 07, 2014

Small medical and high-tech companies are said to be the future of Northeast Ohio's economy. And many of them came together Monday to take part in JumpStart's annual Entrepreneur Expo seeking expert advice and prospective customers and experts. Read More ...


Freshwater

Northeast Ohio Entrepreneur Expo focuses on making connections

Thursday, March 20, 2014

JumpStart’s 2014 Northeast Ohio Entrepreneur Expo is slated to be the largest one yet with 1,000 attendees and 100 exhibitors expected for its seventh year. The event on Monday, April 7 at the Cleveland Museum of Art is slated to be chock-full of resources and events for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Read More ...


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