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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 Amy Martin via email at amy.martin@jumpstartinc.org or phone at 216.403.1009. You can also follow us on Twitter: @JumpStartInc

Crain's Cleveland Business

JumpStart may receive help from Cuyahoga County in effort to fund young tech companies

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Cuyahoga County may end up helping JumpStart revive its efforts to fund young tech companies. County Executive Armond Budish plans to ask county council to set aside $4.5 million for JumpStart, a nonprofit that works with local entrepreneurs.

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Cleveland Plain Dealer

JumpStart expected to get $4.5 million loan from Cuyahoga County

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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.

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USA Today

Exclusive: Venture capital to make diversity pledge

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Venture capitalists will pledge concrete measures to bring greater diversity to their predominantly white male profession during a high-profile event at the White House.

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Could Cleveland Be The 'Valley' Of The Midwest? America's New Hub For Entrepreneurs

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ray Leach is CEO of JumpStart, a Cleveland-based organization that wants to see a boom in entrepreneurship in the Midwest. He works with startups on finding them cash, human capital and resources.

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Is Cleveland the Midwest's Silicon Valley?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A city on the rise: a place where tech company entrepreneurs are planting and growing their businesses. Now, Forbes Magazine is asking if we could be the "Silicon Valley" of the Midwest.

Boxcast, a Cleveland start-up tech company, has been growing here for two years. An example of why Forbes is saying the may be "America's new hub for entrepreneurs."

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Startup Scaleup brings 1,200 entrepreneurs to Gordon Square

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Twelve hundred people descended on the Gordon Square Arts District yesterday, Wednesday June 17 for Startup Scaleup, JumpStart’s inaugural event to celebrate and educate entrepreneurs, startups and small business owners. Sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation and Medical Mutual, the event offered resources, networking for Cleveland’s startup businesses.

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