When Ohio’s public, private and philanthropic institutions work together, our region can thrive. JumpStart is honored to serve as a leader in Northern Ohio’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, helping to align, coordinate and optimize economic impact. It is our privilege to act as an intermediary and connect the local organizations who make entrepreneurship accessible and inclusive.

We are extremely grateful to work alongside such dedicated organizations. These players are key to driving real, equitable change. JumpStart would like to extend a sincere thank you to our network of partners that make our work possible.

Partnerships fuel Ohio’s future.

Our strategic partnerships enable us to support the forward-thinking startups and small businesses in Northern Ohio that are producing real-world solutions and regional sustainability.

Capacity-Building Partners

From technical assistance to network modeling, our Capacity-Building Partners strengthen the entrepreneurship ecosystem through operational, programmatic, financial and organizational activities. 

Access Partners

JumpStart’s Access Partners increase entrepreneurs’ equitable access to services, connections and capital with an emphasis on attracting, retaining and promoting Black, Latino/Hispanic and women talent.

Innovation Partners

Through corporate venture and technology commercialization, our Innovation Partners employ leadership, advocacy and investments to help bring new ideas and solutions to scale in the marketplace.


JumpStart’s Collaborators are focused on inclusive economic growth in Northern Ohio. Together we share data, provide programming and promote entrepreneurship to advance equitable opportunities and impact.  

Ecosystem Partners

As an intermediary for the entrepreneurial economic development sector, JumpStart provides the critical infrastructure and assistance to connect our Ecosystem Partners—the network of regional service providers that help early-stage, high-potential companies grow.

Corporate Sponsors

JumpStart’s Corporate Sponsorships lead to mutually beneficial solutions. Built on company culture, CSR initiatives or core values, our corporate sponsorship program helps businesses improve their bottom line while driving regional economic impact.

Interested in JumpStart’s corporate sponsorship opportunities? Our customizable sponsor packages are designed to help you humanize your business, achieve your company goals and turn your brand into a legacy.