BLUprints to EX[L] is a reoccurring EXL Center community event that brings innovators, entrepreneurs and big thinkers together. Free appetizers and soft drinks compliment free entry to all, thanks to our generous co-sponsors, JumpStart and UARF.
Ohio Third Frontier is committed to expanding Ohio’s technological strengths and promoting commercialization that leads to economic prosperity throughout Ohio. Designed to build world-class research programs, nurture early-stage companies, and foster technology development that makes existing industries more productive, Ohio Third Frontier creates opportunity through innovation.
The Cleveland Foundation improves the lives of Greater Clevelanders now and for generations to come by building community endowment, addressing needs through grantmaking, and providing leadership on vital issues.
COSE is Northeast Ohio’s largest small business support organization and provides cost-effective group purchasing programs, advocacy on legislative and regulatory issues, and networking and educational resource to help the region’s small businesses maintain their independence and grow.
The Economic Development Administration’s mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy.
The Richard J. Fasenmyer Foundation supports significant, innovative, collaborative efforts in clinical immunology, particularly those that relate to patient support, education and research in the areas of HIV/AIDS and its attendant illnesses; fosters business entrepreneurship and promotes the free enterprise spirit; and encourages economic development in partnership with the arts.
The FirstEnergy Foundation’s contributions to local nonprofit organizations help strengthen the social and economic fabric of our communities. Funded solely by FirstEnergy, the Foundation extends the corporate philosophy of providing community support.
As an association of business members, the Greater Cleveland Partnership mobilizes private-sector leadership, expertise and resources to create jobs and leverage investment to improve the economic vitality of the region.
Established in 1994, The Fred A. Lennon Charitable Trust was founded by the late Fred A. Lennon, who was the founder and Chairman of Swagelok Company, a privately held international company focusing on the manufacture and sale of gas and fluid systems components.
The PNC Foundation’s priority is to form partnerships with community-based nonprofit organizations within the markets PNC serves in order to enhance educational opportunities for children, particularly underserved pre-K children through our signature, PNC Grow Up Great program, and to promote the growth of targeted communities through economic development initiatives.
Seeks to foster just and sustainable communities in the United States–communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures.