WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 10: Debt Crowdfunding With Dora Rankin And Monica Grays

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 this week’s episode, Monica

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 8: The Business of Fashion with Charron Martin and Sharia Livingston

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 this week’s episode, two

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 7: Funding For Small Businesses with Katy Fuerst and Patty Ajdukiewicz

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 this week’s episode, Katy

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VIDEO: JumpStart Investing Q&A Session

Whether you’re looking to learn more about venture capital fundraising in general, or interested in applying for funding specifically from JumpStart, it’s important to have access to the right information and the opportunity to ask questions. In this recorded Q&A session, we cover some of the core concepts of equity-based fundraising, including how investors like

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When It Comes to Startup Success, The Market Is King

Entrepreneurs and investors alike often haggle about which is the more important ingredient for startup success, the product or the team behind it. Is the idea the sun around which everything else orbits? Or, are there truly rock star personalities out there who can turn even mediocre ideas into strong startups? Almost everyone I’ve met

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Identifying and Engaging the Right Investors

One of the most frequently asked questions members of JumpStart’s Services and Investing Team receives is about how to obtain funding. This question is understandable. Growing a technology-based business at scale requires capital. To address capital needs, entrepreneurs often look to pitch investors. The entrepreneurs who are the most successful in both obtaining and leveraging

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VIDEO: Raising Capital in the Midst of COVID

The COVID-19 Pandemic has ground many businesses to a halt, but startups still need to raise capital regardless of the current economic uncertainty. In this recorded webinar, our panel of investors discusses how the venture world is reacting to current market conditions, examines how venture capital investors are evaluating new deals, walks through how deal

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What We Are Doing to Help Companies Navigate COVID-19

Like many businesses, JumpStart has had to pivot quickly over the last month—both to protect the health and safety of our own team and to find new ways to help the entrepreneurs and small business owners who need support more than ever. Here are a few of the steps we’ve taken recently, along with a

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Meet Our Newest Portfolio Company: MedPilot

In early February, Cleveland AI startup MedPilot announced it has raised $1.5M in its latest funding round, bringing its total capital raised to $3.6M. JumpStart provided funding for this latest round alongside Cleveland attorney Jon Pinney, North Coast Angel Fund, Valley Growth Ventures, Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health and Hudson River Capital. READ MORE ABOUT MEDPILOT’S LATEST

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