This week at the 2017 Medical Innovation Summit, Cleveland Clinic and JumpStart Inc.announced a three-year partnershipwith Silicon Valley’s renowned Plug and Play Inc. to bring a new biotech and digital health innovation accelerator to downtown Cleveland. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Plug and Play is one of the world’s best and largest accelerator programs. The operation has grown from the original Plug
We are extremely excited to announce a new partnership with KeyBank Foundation. The “KeyBank Business Boost & Build Program, Powered by JumpStart” initiative is designed to stimulate economic growth and workforce development by fostering small business success in communities throughout Ohio and upstate New York. Below we have answered some of the questions you’re likely
The rhetoric around “job creation” has become a little tired, almost to the point where people tend to glaze over when it’s mentioned. No one disagrees that jobs are important, it’s just that other people’s jobs aren’t usually on our minds. We often have our hands full just dealing with our own jobs and how
It is with great pleasure that we announce that JumpStart CEO Ray Leach will receive the American Spirit Award at the upcoming National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) Leadership Gala. The March, 8 event serves as a celebration of the venture industry and an opportunity to honor those who have made significant contributions to foster innovation,
Vibrant cities require a diverse mix of businesses to thrive and to grow, including small, high-growth tech and mid-market companies.
Our economic future must now be about doing significantly more work with high-potential firms and combining intellectual and financial resources at a significantly more ambitious scale. This blog post is part of the series “Closing the Racial Gaps: Together We Can”, which highlights efforts across the United States that show promise for closing racial opportunity
Last week, I attended the third-annual VentureOhio Gala, an event designed to celebrate the year’s biggest entrepreneurial success and share the results of the annual Ohio VentureReport. But as I enjoyed the night, I couldn’t help thinking how much different things used to be. I left California in 1995, moving to Cleveland to join a
Each year, Cleveland State University works with JumpStart to prepare a report tracking the yearly economic impact of companies supported by us and our many partner organizations. This year’s report, which looks back at 2015, showed that 270 companies supported by our collaborative group generated more than $1.4 billion in economic impact for the state of Ohio.
Rural America certainly has its charms. Clean air, wide open vistas, a close knit community, less stress, greater independence and a lower cost of living just to name a few. Many are the dreams of city folk who think about a more idyllic life in the country. But not all is a Garden of Eden.
On Tuesday, April 19th, Citizens Bank and Growth Opportunity Partners hosted a conversation about the best ways companies can position themselves to become anchor businesses in their community. The discussion centered around Cleveland’s historical assets, how those assets have changed throughout the city’s history and how companies can use them as a key driver in business growth. Listen
In case you’ve missed the hours upon hours of new coverage, immigration reform is shaping up to be one of the most polarizing topics in the 2016 presidential race. The rhetoric these past few months has been contentious to say the least, including calls to escalate border patrols, apprehend and deport illegal immigrants, build walls along
Last month, Cleveland startup Phenom got some great news. It was accepted into prestigious Silicon Valley accelerator 500 startups. The catch? The founders had to leave Northeast Ohio and move to San Francisco in order to make this happen. A low grumble rose up as local pundits lamented the fact that a startup had to