How The Health-Tech Corridor Can Help Your Startup Grow

Relocating to Cleveland’s re-imagined Health-Tech Corridor offers tremendous opportunities for innovative biomedical, healthcare and technology companies. On Wednesday, October 19, JumpStart and BioEnterprise hosted a discussion on the opportunities available in the HTC, as well as an overview of the resources and funding available through both organizations. Listen to a podcast recording of the event

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Who Is Your Target Customer?

To whom are you selling? This is one of the most basic, albeit crucial, questions you must answer when developing your go-to-market strategy. The answer will determine your target market, a group of potential customers who you intend to be the recipients of your marketing efforts. These customers are the people or organizations that have

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4 Reasons To Move Your Business To The Cleveland Health-Tech Corridor

Are you familiar with the Cleveland Health-Tech Corridor (HTC) and the tremendous opportunities it offers innovative biomedical, healthcare and technology companies? In 2010, the HTC was founded through a joint effort by BioEnterprise, The Cleveland Foundation, The City of Cleveland and MidTown Cleveland to provide suitable space to house the growing number of health-tech and

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7 Tips For Maximizing Networking Opportunities

Whether you are job-seeking, looking for mentors or simply interested in forming new connections, you’ve heard time and time again how important it is to network and attend industry events. However, are you networking effectively, and maximizing your time at these gatherings? Here are seven tips for getting the most out of networking events: 1.

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Dream Teams: Great For Fantasy Football, More Complicated For Startups

Fantasy football season is here and I’m looking at another year of barely scraping by. Out of the last four seasons, my only real success came in 2012, when my buddies somehow allowed me to get Adrian Peterson, Aaron Rodgers and Calvin Johnson at the peak of their powers.  That was a true dream team.

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[PODCAST] Building A Blockbuster Personal Brand

Did you miss this standing-room-only session at Startup Scaleup 2016? Did you leave the session looking for even more information? If so, now’s your chance to listen to a second edition of “Building A Blockbuster Personal Brand.” In this podcast, Jacquie Chakirelis, Senior Digital Director at Advance Ohio, discusses the foundation of building a strong

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Event Recap: Building A Blockbuster Personal Brand

Jacquie Chakirelis knows a thing or two about branding. Her successful career in marketing has afforded countless opportunities to build local and national audiences from scratch for her clients. She currently develops collaborative digital marketing strategies that focus on customer lifecycle engagement as Senior Digital Director for Advance Ohio, a digital marketing agency, while also

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[PODCAST] How To Get Your Next 100 Sales Leads

Did you miss this interactive discussion centered on building a healthy sales pipeline? Did you leave the session looking for even more information? If so, now’s your chance to listen to “How To Get Your Next 100 Sales Leads.” In this podcast, you’ll hear Ryan O’Donnell, the founder of Cleveland startup SellHack, explain how he

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Event Recap: How To Get Your Next 100 Sales Leads

Ryan O’Donnell understands that great ideas don’t sell themselves. As co-founder and CEO of Cleveland-based SellHack, a sales prospecting and lead generation tool, he has set out to ensure the profitability of great products and services. On September 14, Ryan led an interactive discussion, How To Get Your Next 100 Sales Leads, where he explained

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Understanding The Stages Of A Startup

At JumpStart, we often get a lot of questions from the entrepreneurs that we work with about which specific business stage their startup fits into and what exactly that means for them. Before we attempt to answer this question, we always start with the disclaimer that no two companies, or geographies, are exactly alike. Luckily

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Quick Tips For Developing Your Personal Brand

Whether you’re seeking to land more clients for your company, to grow your professional network or to simply build the foundation for future success, it is important to develop a strong, recognizable personal brand. Similar to business-level branding, personal branding allows you to establish a reputation, credibility and a unique identity for yourself, all of

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