For Entrepreneurs

We provide valuable services and crucial investment capital to help grow businesses.

JumpStart is an active venture capital investor, helping entrepreneurs access the funding they need to grow their high-potential startups.

Our personalized business assistance is designed to help startups and small businesses overcome the obstacles standing in the way of growth.

Our structured programs fulfill specific needs for specific types of companies, while helping entrepreneurs focus on what really matters.

Upcoming Events

Apr. 22
SBIR Info Session
This workshop is focused on proposals for the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business…
Apr. 23
Hiring the Next Generation of Talent
Join the JumpStart Emerging Talent Network (ETN) for an informative workshop designed to give you…
Apr. 24
2019 Stark County Pitch Competition
Join us on Wednesday, April 24 to support ten Stark County entrepreneurs as they pitch…
Apr. 29
Start in CLE Founder Dinner
Talk shop and meet other local founders at Founder Dinner! Networking, discussion, advice, and fun!…
May. 2
Raising a Better Round: A Conversation About Fundraising for Founders
Good startup fundraising rounds are planned out long before you’re sitting at the table with…
May. 2
ASPIRE Cleveland 2019
Every year ASPIRE connects thousands of local dealmakers, including middle-market CEOs, top PE and VC…
May. 3
Innovation Libations
A partnership of Canton Work Space and Startup Stark, Innovation Libations is a monthly social…
May. 7
SBIR/STTR Funding through the NIH
The National Institute of Health is one of the nation's leading medical research agencies. The…
May. 9
Northwest Ohio Pitch Competition
Join us on Thursday, May 9 to support ten Northwest Ohio entrepreneurs as they pitch their…
May. 9
SunDown RunDown Business Pitch Event
Northeast Ohio is full of great entrepreneurial talent. If you have an idea and you…
May. 13
Founders Exchange: Aerial Photography & Drones
Join us to hear from startups that utilize drone technology for real estate marketing, land…
May. 14
Co-Founder Speed Dating
Have a startup idea but need someone to help you build it? Great at developing…

Our Companies

From venture-backed tech startups to traditional small businesses, we work with hundreds of high-potential companies each year.