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Venturing to Pittsburgh in Search of Dollars

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Excerpt of story provided by Crain's Cleveland Business
Written by Chuck Soder

The 3 Rivers Venture Fair no longer belongs to Pittsburgh alone.

This year’s edition of the venture capital fair — which typically draws more than 100 investors looking for companies to finance — will have a strong Cleveland presence even though it will be held two hours southeast of our city at PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

For one, a Clevelander is one of the main organizers this year: Ray Leach, CEO of Cleveland venture development organization JumpStart Inc., will serve as co-chair of the event alongside Richard Lunak, who heads up Innovation Works, the Pittsburgh organization after which JumpStart was modeled...

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