Canton Work Space Takes Home The $10,000 Prize At Inaugural Stark County Entrepreneur Showcase

On Wednesday, August 14, Stark County Impact Program participant Neil Weakland delivered the winning pitch for his business, Canton Work Space during the program’s culminating entrepreneur showcase—taking home the top prize of $10,000. Weakland founded Canton Work Space In 2018 with an ambition to unite small businesses, startups and remote workers in a cooperative environment. Canton

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Five Questions with Neil Weakland of Canton Work Space

In 2018 Neil Weakland  founded Canton Work Space, a coworking and office space in Downtown Canton with an ambition to unite small businesses, startups and remote workers in a cooperative environment. Canton Work Space looks for compatible businesses and service partners to help their members grow their businesses and careers. What inspired you to create your business?

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Five Questions with Larissa Smith of FishMySpot

Founded in 2018 by three Northeast Ohio natives with a passion for fishing new locations, FishMySpot is a sharing economy platform that connects pond owners to people who want to fish privately and are seeking new experiences. Pond owners generate a passive income and anglers gain a unique fishing experience while FishMySpot builds a connected

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Five Questions with Vinay Saujani of P&P Digital Health

P&P Digital Health is a healthcare technology company that offers innovative solutions to healthcare and life science organizations to help drive better patient outcomes. The company offers a unique platform connecting patients with local mental health providers while helping with the continuation of care, so they stick with their treatment. What separates P&P Digital Health

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Five Questions with Glenn Werstler of Recastio

Recastio offers a simple and secure solution for businesses who want to use in-house digital display advertising to engage viewers but are conscious of network security. Founder Glenn Werstler is a Canton native who was first introduced to computer technology when serving in the U.S Air Force. He has been a web developer and digital

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Five Questions with Thomas Eynon of Eynon Software, LLC

Eynon Software offers tailored software engineering solutions to small businesses in Ohio. Founded in 2017 by Eynon, a former paratrooper and software architect with more than twenty years’ experience, the company helps customers simplify processes, lower costs and automate repetitive tasks. Eynon envisions their new product Daccta as the Shutterstock of data conversion; enabling simple,

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Five Things To Know Before Reading Our 2018 Economic Impact Report

Each year, we commission a third-party report tracking the economic impact of the companies supported by JumpStart and its many partners— including the Northeast Ohio Startup Network. This year’s report, which looks back at 2018, shows these companies generated more than $1 billion of economic output (total value of goods and services produced) across Ohio

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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 Northwest Ohio Impact Program’s Inaugural Cohort

We are excited to announce the first cohort of newly launched Northwest Ohio 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

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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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