Hoa Pyles McManus is the co-founder of SHARE, one of Ohio’s most exciting startups (and a JumpStart portfolio company). SHARE is a micro-transit company but Hoa actually started out in the healthcare industry, using the compassion and communication skills she gained to build a product and service that will make a positive impact on people’s
The Blockland Solutions Conference was a resounding success, attracting more than 1700 people to Cleveland to learn more about the future of blockchain technology and how Cleveland can play a critical role in that future. Coming out of the conference, the community is already asking “what’s next for Blockland?”—the grassroots community initiative that organized the
Every small business is different. However, there are some basic principles that stay the same no matter who you are or what kind of business you’re trying to grow. In this episode of the JumpStart Podcast, Larry Fulton, Owner of LEFCO Worthington, Constance Hill-Johnson, MPA, Owner and Managing Director of Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services,
Your website should be the hub of all your marketing efforts … so is yours a 24/7 lead generating machine or an out-of-date embarrassment? With years of digital marketing experience, the web gurus at Kiwi Creative—a Cleveland-based marketing studio for B2B software and technology companies—have seen the good, bad and downright ugly of all things website-related.
Building a brand today requires more than some brochures and the occasional press release. Whether you’re wooing social media influencers on Instagram or pitching reporters in a newsroom, knowing how to find and engage the people who can help get your message to your customers is key. On Wednesday, September 20th, JumpStart welcomed Kate Lienesch,
When it comes to running a business, time stands still for no one. New competitors, new customers and new industry disruptions add up over time to create one simple truth—If you stop working to stay relevant, your business will inevitably start to decline. In this session of “Scaling Up”—a new JumpStart event series focused on
Whether you live in Cleveland or California, building a world-class startup requires you to think on a global scale. On Thursday, March 30th, JumpStart invited a panel of experienced NEO entrepreneurs to Bottlehouse Brewery to share real stories and offer real advice about getting the most out of your local resources, while also keeping your
On Thursday, January 12, JumpStart hosted an IP workshop with Isaac Molnar, Assistant Attorney General and Intellectual Property Counsel, Business Counsel Unit for the State of Ohio. This program focused on issues unique to web-based/software/app-based (“IT”) companies. The first topic, Intellectual property or IP, refers to trademark, trade secrets, patent and copyright law. Each of these
Entrepreneurship can be exciting and rewarding. But the long hours and high stress can take a real toll—on you and the people who care about you. On Tuesday, December 6, JumpStart invited entrepreneurs and their families to the Great Lakes Science Center for an honest discussion about the sacrifices they make on a daily basis.
Large companies have some major advantages over startups when it comes to finding and keeping employees. But small ventures can still compete for great talent when they focus on creating a company culture that supports and inspires people. On November 16, JumpStart hit the road for a panel discussion with entrepreneurs and recruiters at Hofbrauhaus Cleveland
In the beginning, startups are all about the idea. But young ventures grow quickly, and financials can get complicated fast. Get caught snoozing on your financial practices and you’ll find it much harder to demand a fair valuation, or raise the capital you need to keep growing. On Thursday, October 27 JumpStart hosted a conversation
Relocating to Cleveland’s re-imagined Health-Tech Corridor offers tremendous opportunities for innovative biomedical, healthcare and technology companies. On Wednesday, October 19, JumpStart and BioEnterprise hosted a discussion on the opportunities available in the HTC, as well as an overview of the resources and funding available through both organizations. Listen to a podcast recording of the event