Meet The Stark County Community Challenge Finalists

Congratulations to the four finalists for our 2021 Stark Community Challenge. The Stark Community Challenge is a six-month, technology-based initiative showcasing homegrown innovation and talent. Each entrepreneur created, or expanded upon, a tech-based solution to a Stark County-based regional challenge in one of four categories: community health, quality places, access to funding, and sports/esports. On

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 27: YOU (Youth Opportunities Unlimited)

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 27, Marcus Harris, the Young

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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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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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Ripple Effect: Startups and Small Business Make Up Vital Part Of Regional Economy

Jobs, wages and economic growth are topics frequently covered at the dinner table and boardroom alike, because these things impact our lives and communities in significant ways. Adding to the conversation, this week JumpStart released its annual economic impact report indicating startups and small businesses engaged with JumpStart and its partners generated more than $1.2

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Success Despite Setbacks In FY 2020

There is no doubt 2020 has been a year unlike any other. Disruption and uncertainty have impacted our lives and our economy in ways we couldn’t imagine last year. Despite these challenges, we know our community will persevere because Northern Ohio is strong. In response to the challenges posed by the COVID19 pandemic, Northern Ohio’s

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Lamont Mackley Joins Fellow Community Leaders for WVIZ/PBS Discussion on Diversity and Inclusion

On October 15, JumpStart’s Chief Inclusion and Outreach Officer Lamont Mackley sat down with Brian Hall from Greater Cleveland Partnership and Vanessa Whiting, Board Chair of MetroHealth and President of A.E.S Management for “An Inclusive Economy: What Does That Mean?” part of the Cleveland Connects series. Sponsored by PNC Bank and produced by cleveland.com, The

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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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JumpStart Talks Blockland On The Sound Of Ideas

The Blockland Solutions Conference was a resounding success, attracting more than 1700 people to Cleveland to learn more about the future of blockchain technology and how Cleveland can play a critical role in that future. Coming out of the conference, the community is already asking “what’s next for Blockland?”—the grassroots community initiative that organized the

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Meet Plug And Play Founder And CEO Saeed Amidi

In October, Cleveland Clinic and JumpStart announced a partnership with Silicon Valley’s renowned Plug and Play Inc. to bring a new biotech and digital health innovation accelerator to downtown Cleveland. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Plug and Play is one of the world’s best and largest accelerator programs. As they prepare to expand to Northeast Ohio,

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