Meet Cohort One From Our Stark County Impact Program

We’ve officially launched the Stark County Impact Program in the Canton Innovation District, and we’re excited to introduce you to the program’s very first cohort! This 12-week business assistance program is designed to drive economic impact by helping individuals overcome obstacles to entrepreneurship through hands-on advising and industry-specific mentoring. Over the next three months, five

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Meet Our Toledo Impact Program’s Inaugural Cohort

We are excited to announce the first cohort of newly launched Toledo Impact Program. This 12-week business assistance program is designed to drive economic impact by helping individuals overcome obstacles to entrepreneurship through hands-on advising and industry-specific mentoring. Over the next three months, these five entrepreneurs will be learning and working together alongside JumpStart mentors—culminating

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Startup Scaleup—There’s An App For That

Startup Scaleup 2019 is guaranteed to provide countless learning and networking opportunities. It’s going to be a jam-packed day, and we don’t want you don’t miss a thing—that’s why we’ve once again built an app specifically designed to make your Startup Scaleup experience even better. The app offers enhanced networking opportunities, an interactive map, real-time

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Startup Scaleup 2019 Venue Spotlight: TRUE Cocktails and Bites

Looking for some club music that doesn’t overtake the atmosphere? A place where you can get a cocktail, while still have conversations over dinner? TRUE is the perfect blend between a restaurant, club and bar. With its modern and sleek decor, it brings an ambiance that’s unique to The Flats. No matter your flavor palette,

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Startup Scaleup 2019 Venue Spotlight: Dante’s Inferno

Growing his original ballpark favorite at Progressive Field, chef Dante Boccuzzi debuted a storefront of the zesty pizza brand in The Flats in 2017. The restaurant is more than just a dining experience, with bocce courts turning it into a playful pastime. Stepping inside the space, the playfulness still carries but guests also get an

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Startup Scaleup 2019 Venue Spotlight: BOLD Food & Drink

Bringing ambiance to The Flats, BOLD Food & Drink’s low-lit dining room is filled with small, candle-lit tables. But whether you’re in the mood for a romantic evening out or a casual night on the town, you’ll find something for you on the menu. Chef Demetrios Athenos works his magic again, bringing the luxury of

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Startup Scaleup 2019 Venue Spotlight: Backyard Bocce

If you’re looking to soak up some sun, enjoy the sounds of the river and enjoy a brew while playing some bocce, then this venue is for you. Backyard Bocce features three indoor courts and one outdoor so the fun doesn’t stop in the winter. When springtime rolls around, its garage doors open up so

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Startup Scaleup 2019 Venue Spotlight: Beerhead

Looking for a relaxing fireside dinner and drink on the water? Then this is the patio for you. Coming all the way from Illinois, Beerhead features a variety of more than 400 different drinks, with 50 rotating taps. Looking for more than beer or spirits? The restaurant also serves pizzas, sandwiches, small plates and an

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Startup Scaleup 2019 Venue Spotlight: FWD Day + Nightclub

FWD Day + Nightclub is making a splash in CLE.  The outdoor day and nightclub venue boats a pool alongside the Cuyahoga Rivera and also features cabanas, a dance floor and stage. While enjoying the poolside, open-air nights with a view of the skyline, guests get to enjoy music from a roster of world-class artists

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Startup Scaleup 2019 Venue Spotlight: Margaritaville

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. The oceanic vibes bring Clevelanders down south to a tropical island for the entirety of their meal. Large parties can dine in a pontoon-boat, while the remainder of the diners take a dive to tables under the surface of the ocean. Beware, though, because every half-hour the

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Startup Scaleup 2019 Venue Spotlight: Lago

Owned and operated by the Salerno family of six, Lago brings more than food to your table; it brings its family traditions, values and love of food. The progressive, family-owned Italian restaurant is located in Aloft hotel. During the warmer months, guests can dine outside while enjoying a view of the Cuyahoga River. With a

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Startup Scaleup 2019 Venue Spotlight: Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar

The Nashville-based dueling piano bar brings an old-school music club vibe to The Flats. Whether you’re in the audience, or the piano man (or woman), you’re in for a night of fun. Guests control the tunes, as a rotating group of entertainers plays audience requests from the two grand pianos on stage. And sometimes there’s

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