JumpStart Employee Spotlight: Allison Zupan

JumpStart Senior Administrative Assistant Allison Zupan spends her time working closely with the CEO and Senior Leadership staff to ensure administrative needs are met, managing Board of Director relations and assisting the Development department in report writing and donor correspondence. Recently, we sat down with Allison to ask her five questions about her life and

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JumpStart Employee Spotlight: Lee Poseidon

JumpStart Senior Partner, Entrepreneurial Services & Investing Lee Poseidon spends his days helping startup and scaleup entrepreneurs identify, focus on, and execute against their key, value-driving, business priorities. He also leads both JumpStart’s talent and mentoring operations and his decades of experience growing and managing businesses in a wide variety of sectors makes his advice

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JumpStart Employee Spotlight: Gloria Ware

JumpStart Principal, Inclusion Gloria Ware spends her time leading the development and implementation of JumpStart’s inclusive entrepreneurship strategy. She brings a wealth of finance and business development expertise to the organization, along with a true passion for community engagement. Recently, we sat down with Gloria to ask her five questions about her life and work

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JumpStart Employee Spotlight: Nick Worner

JumpStart Content Marketing Specialist Nick Worner is a professional writer—but he’s also picked up a few other tricks along the way. Over the last decade, Nick has worked in a diverse range of disciplines including print journalism, public/media relations, technical writing, non-profit strategic communication and most recently, content marketing. Over the years he’s also pulled

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JumpStart Employee Spotlight: Jaclyn Sommers

JumpStart Market Research Analyst Jaclyn Sommers spends her time helping entrepreneurs in Northeast Ohio gather and analyze good data in order to validate their assumptions about their products, services and target markets. Recently, we sat down with Jaclyn to ask her five questions about her life and work at JumpStart: How has JumpStart helped you

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JumpStart Employee Spotlight: Lamont Mackley

JumpStart Senior Adviser Lamont Mackley spends much of his time helping entrepreneurs as they work to obtain seed funding, stimulate growth and prepare to attract follow-on funding. He also helps lead Jumpstart’s Core City: Cleveland program, an initiative dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners who live or own a business in an underserved

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JumpStart Employee Spotlight: Christina Pelachyk

JumpStart Business Development Associate Christina Pelachyk spends her time working with communities to understand their entrepreneurial and economic development aspirations and connects them with specialists who can help. Her experience identifying clients’ needs and finding the best solution to achieve their goals is built upon a decade spent in the wine industry where she managed customer and

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