The Core City: Cleveland Program

Core City: Cleveland offers free one-on-one business advising services to any entrepreneur or small business owner who lives or owns a business in the city of Cleveland. In these free sessions, JumpStart advisors will help you identify key tasks for your business, develop a plan for achieving them and access the people and resources you need to grow.

To make an appointment, complete the form below. Evening appointments are available.

 

 

FREE 1:1 BUSINESS ASSISTANCE
Complete the form below to schedule an appointment with our team today and get free personalized assistance to help you grow your business. Evening appointments are available.
BY EMAIL
Email us at CoreCity@jumpstartinc.org

This program is supported by the KeyBank Business Boost & Build program, the Cleveland Foundation and the City of Cleveland.

 

Core City: Cleveland Pitch Competition 2018

Want a shot at winning $2,500 to grow your business? Enter our fall 2018 Core City: Cleveland Pitch Competition! We’ll be selecting 10 finalists who live or own a business in the city of Cleveland to pitch in front of a live audience for a chance to win up to $2,500. The best part? All finalists will walk away with at least $500!

Whether you’re brand new to pitching or a seasoned veteran, we welcome you to participate! All finalists will have an opportunity to hone their skills and fine-tune their pitches by working closely with our Core City team prior to the event.

Whether you’re brand new to pitching or a seasoned veteran, we welcome you to participate! All finalists will have an opportunity to hone their skills and fine-tune their pitches by working closely with our Core City team prior to the event.

Learn More And Apply To Pitch Here

Core City: Cleveland Encore Mentoring Program

JumpStart’s Encore Mentoring Program is a highly sought-after, no-cost advisory resource for entrepreneurs who are residents or have business interest in Cleveland and are looking to take their businesses to the next level. Through formal mentoring relationships, the program offers a select group of business clients the opportunity to gain rare access to key support resources, a vastly expanded network of contacts and the region’s top entrepreneurs, executives and experts.

With the creation of a formal advisory program, we have built a network of remarkable volunteers inspired by their desire and passion and the shared idea that through effective mentoring, we can impact Cleveland’s communities and unlock the full potential of our region’s most promising entrepreneurs – which in turn will lead to the accelerated transformation of our entire community.

If you’re interested in participating as an entrepreneur (mentee) or a mentor in the program, contact Lamont Mackley at Lamont.Mackley@jumpstartinc.org.

Upcoming Core City Events

Get Out Of The Weeds: How To Successfully Manage Your Time As A Business Owner

In this free, hands-on workshop, you’ll meet Diane Helbig, internationally recognized business and leadership development advisor and the founder of Seize This Day. She’ll guide you through what it takes to stop working in your business as an employee and start working on your business as an effective leader.

When: October 17, 2018 – 5:30-8 pm
RSVP: Click here to register »


Watch Our 2018 Core City: Cleveland Pitch Competition

Join us to support 10 entrepreneurs that live or own a business in the city of Cleveland during our third annual Core City: Cleveland Pitch Competition.

When: November 14, 2018 – 5:30-8 pm
RSVP: Click here to register »

Directions To Core City: Cleveland

Core City: Cleveland is headquarted in the offices of JumpStart Inc. at MidTown Tech Park, situated between Euclid and Carnigie, just east of E 66th Street.

From The West
By Car: Drive east on Euclid Ave. Right turn after E 66th Street.
By Bus: Ride the Healthline from Downtown to the E 66th Street Station.

From The East
By Car: Drive west on Carnegie Ave. Right turn after E 69th Street.
By Bus: Ride the Healthline from the Cleveland Clinic area to the E 69th Street Station.