Forget The Oscars. Why Aren’t We Angry About The Lack Of Diversity In The Entrepreneurial World?

The announcement of this year’s Oscar nominees has created a great deal of controversy, most of which revolves around the roster’s lack of diversity. Conspicuously absent this year are several strong performances by African Americans, such as the red hot director/actor team of Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan, who reinvigorated the Rocky film series

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Webinar: Mentoring Matters

Mentoring programs for entrepreneurs typically fall into two camps—those that “build the culture of entrepreneurship,” and those that focus on measurable outcomes. In this recorded webinar, JumpStart offers an inside look at its own outcome-oriented mentoring model, which leverages technology to help high-potential companies make progress, meet milestones and produce real results that can be measured and tracked

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Podcast: Economic Forecast 2016, A Discussion With Dr. Ken Mayland

On January 19, 2016, noted economist Dr. Ken Mayland visited JumpStart and Growth Opportunity Partners to deliver his forecast for the U.S. economy in 2016. Mayland has been rated among the best economic forecasters in the nation by publications such as Fortune, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek and USA Today. In this recording, Mayland examines how the changing

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Entrepreneurs, Disrupt Yourself

The idea of corporate disruption isn’t new, but the idea of personal disruption to drive corporate innovation is what Whitney Johnson, an entrepreneur and one of the world’s most influential management thinkers, has locked onto in her new book, “Disrupt Yourself.” JumpStart and Roetzel sponsored her event at The City Club of Cleveland on Friday, January

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NEO Entrepreneurs Hit Vegas for CES, 2016

Earlier this month, more than 30 Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) students, staff and alumni traveled to Las Vegas to showcase their inventions, startup ventures and entrepreneurial resources at CES, one of the world’s largest electronics and technology trade shows. This marks the third trip to CES for CWRU team, who filled 10 exhibition booths

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The Next Silicon Valley Doesn’t Exist

By now I’m sure you’ve read at least one article with a title like “Detroit Hopes To Drive Tech Startups Away From Silicon Valley,” or “Five Cities Poised to Become the Next Silicon Valley” or my personal favorite, “Move Silicon Valley to Cleveland.” Even I have played with these types of comparisons, but that was

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What Inspired You to Become an Entrepreneur?

For me it was 100 pounds of popcorn. Not actual popcorn, mind you, but a book I read in the second grade called “100 Pounds of Popcorn,” written by Hazel Krantz. Reading it again now, it’s a pretty standard Beverly Cleary style children’s story featuring a whole host of wholesome 50’s characters (think “Leave it

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