Last night the leading candidates for the GOP shared their vision and ideas for the nation in JumpStart’s home city of Cleveland. Two days earlier, I was fortunate to be invited to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, where President Barack Obama held the first ever White House Demo Day, an event focused on promoting greater diversity and
It’s a great time to be working in Northeast Ohio. There is a palpable feeling among those in the know that our entrepreneurial ecosystem is on the right track. Our homegrown ventures are routinely making national news for their exciting deals and venture capitalists are now making comparisons between Ohio in 2014 and Silicon Valley in 1975.
The Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) has been named the number one University-linked incubator in the world by the University Business Incubator Index (UBI). This ranking represents a big win for our state in a competitive category populated by incubators from Stanford, Cornell and UC Berkeley, to name a few. YBI is affiliated with
As CEO of JumpStart Inc., a non-profit organization founded to address the lack of entrepreneurial growth in Northeast Ohio, I am sometimes called upon to address the 30-year trend of shrinking entrepreneurship in the U.S. These numbers are frustrating to many because, from a technological perspective, it should be easier than ever to start a