Toledo’s Center of Hope Family Services Finds New Ways to Serve During a Pandemic

Toledo nonprofit Center of Hope Family Services is built on face-to-face interactions, as they help support vulnerable families and children in the city’s urban core. When COVID-19 forced this Northwest Ohio Impact Program participant to shut down their physical location, they knew they needed to reinvent their methods to serve their clients, who need their

Read Story

SurgiHealth Solutions Helps Hospitals Access Critical Protective Equipment

Cincinnati-based SurgiHealth Solutions supplies sterile ​processing​ products to hospitals and surgery centers. The bulk of their business comes from ​supplies needed to clean and reprocess​ surgical instruments for surgeries. Demand for these ​supplies has fallen off in the wake of COVID-19 due to the national ban on​ elective surgeries. However, demand for personal protective equipment ​(PPE)​

Read Story

Colleges Turning to Wisr to Stay Connected with Students During COVID-19

Cleveland software company Wisr help schools build a digital network around students. The company’s software has always been popular with earlier adopters and universities looking to differentiate themselves with a strong digital presence. But the current wave of shelter-in-place orders and cancelled college visits has created a new surge demand amongst enrollment and admissions teams.

Read Story

Yellowcake Shop & Eden Couture Make Fashion Functional During COVID-19

Most retail operations are struggling right now, but fashion businesses find themselves in a unique position to turn challenge into opportunity. Foot traffic and event-based sales have all but disappeared, while demand for basic protective equipment such as masks and gowns has skyrocketed. Here are two fashion companies finding new ways to do business during

Read Story

Mezu Supports Coronavirus Prevention Efforts Across The U.S.

Cleveland’s own Mezu is a growing software startup known for their popular payment app, which enables people to use their money with efficiency, ease and total privacy.  Now, the JumpStart portfolio company is also spearheading a national donation campaign to support the CDC during the COVID-19 crisis. Mezu will be foregoing any fees and allowing

Read Story

BoxCast sees massive spike in demand during COVID-19

Cleveland-based BoxCast is one of the rare companies experiencing a massive uptick in business during the COVID-19  pandemic. The company specializes in live-streaming technology, which has made them very popular with organizations who are canceling in-person events and gatherings all around the world in an effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19. Here’s an

Read Story