JumpStart Makes Investments in 4 Innovative Tech Companies

JumpStart recently made investments into four Ohio-based tech companies, adding new technologies to our diverse and growing portfolio. These innovative startups offer platforms which seek to solve unique challenges within their sectors. Learn more about the four companies joining our portfolio below.   Inphlu Inphlu is an Ohio-based social media automation platform, with offices in

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 26: Spotlight On Ohio City

JumpStart and WOVU 95.9FM have partnered to bring you JumpStart Fridays, a show focused on supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs in Cleveland. Over the coming weeks, you’ll hear from local business owners, business assistance and funding experts, community organizations and more as we dive into live and honest conversations about entrepreneurship. Episode 26 concludes JumpStart’s Neighborhood Spotlight series

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[PODCAST] Founders Unfiltered: A Conversation with Amy Husted

The recently revived Founders Unfiltered interview series has returned as JumpStart’s Freddie Coffey sits down for a candid conversation with Amy Husted, Chief Commercial Officer at Cleveland-based startup smallTalk. Prior to joining smallTalk, Amy co-founded Komae, a Northeast Ohio startup that exited in 2019. Hear Amy’s personal story and find out how her journey from

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 25: Spotlight on Kinsman

JumpStart and WOVU 95.9FM have partnered to bring you JumpStart Fridays, a show focused on supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs in Cleveland. Over the coming weeks, you’ll hear from local business owners, business assistance and funding experts, community organizations and more as we dive into live and honest conversations about entrepreneurship. JumpStart Fridays’ Neighborhood Spotlight segment continues with Joy Johnson, Executive Director of Burten,

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 24: Spotlight on Glenville

JumpStart and WOVU 95.9FM have partnered to bring you JumpStart Fridays, a show focused on supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs in Cleveland. Over the coming weeks, you’ll hear from local business owners, business assistance and funding experts, community organizations and more as we dive into live and honest conversations about entrepreneurship. In episode 24, JumpStart Fridays continues its

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Hiring a Development Firm, Part 3: Managing Contract Resources

In my tenure working with founders, I’ve had the opportunity to watch more than my fair share of development efforts using contracted resources. For the business-oriented founder who has a strong idea but not a technical co-founder or resource in their corner, it’s a viable way to get an MVP up and in the market

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 23: Spotlight on Midtown Cleveland

JumpStart and WOVU 95.9FM have partnered to bring you JumpStart Fridays, a show focused on supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs in Cleveland. Over the coming weeks, you’ll hear from local business owners, business assistance and funding experts, community organizations and more as we dive into live and honest conversations about entrepreneurship. JumpStart Fridays kicks off its Neighborhood Spotlight

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Hiring a Development Firm, Part 2: Terms, Contracting, Execution

So you have found a development firm you want to work with to build your product. Hopefully, you took the advice outlined in Part 1 of the series to vet candidates and obtain the right firm for your project. So now it is time to code, right? Wrong!  Remember, the whole purpose of vetting candidates is to figure out who

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 22: Cleveland Neighborhood Progress

JumpStart and WOVU 95.9FM have partnered to bring you JumpStart Fridays, a show focused on supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs in Cleveland. Over the coming weeks, you’ll hear from local business owners, business assistance and funding experts, community organizations and more as we dive into live and honest conversations about entrepreneurship. In episode 22, JumpStart’s Lamont Mackley and

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JumpStart Welcomes Five New Startups To Its Portfolio

We are excited to introduce five new companies recently added to JumpStart’s investment portfolio. These five new companies join the 120+ innovative tech companies in our portfolio. Learn more about these groundbreaking companies:   Thrivable Thrivable is the healthcare industry’s only on-demand market research platform for teams that want to ensure the voice of the

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 21: Bridging the Technology Divide

JumpStart and WOVU 95.9FM have partnered to bring you JumpStart Fridays, a show focused on supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs in Cleveland. Over the coming weeks, you’ll hear from local business owners, business assistance and funding experts, community organizations and more as we dive into live and honest conversations about entrepreneurship. In this week’s episode, Tondi & Terrance

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