IP Workshop With Isaac Molnar

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

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Candid Conversation: Entrepreneurship & Family Sacrifice

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.

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Using Great Culture To Attract Top Talent

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

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Accounting For Growth: How Strong Financial Planning Can Make Or Break A Startup

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

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How The Health-Tech Corridor Can Help Your Startup Grow

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

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[PODCAST] Building A Blockbuster Personal Brand

Did you miss this standing-room-only session at Startup Scaleup 2016? Did you leave the session looking for even more information? If so, now’s your chance to listen to a second edition of “Building A Blockbuster Personal Brand.” In this podcast, Jacquie Chakirelis, Senior Digital Director at Advance Ohio, discusses the foundation of building a strong

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[PODCAST] How To Get Your Next 100 Sales Leads

Did you miss this interactive discussion centered on building a healthy sales pipeline? Did you leave the session looking for even more information? If so, now’s your chance to listen to “How To Get Your Next 100 Sales Leads.” In this podcast, you’ll hear Ryan O’Donnell, the founder of Cleveland startup SellHack, explain how he

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[PODCAST] How To Take Your Business From $2M To $10M

Did you miss this standing-room-only session at Startup Scaleup 2016? Did you leave the session looking for even more information? If so, now’s your chance to listen to a second edition of “How to Take Your Business From $2M – $10M.” In this podcast, you’ll meet a whole new lineup of experienced entrepreneurs who share

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[PODCAST] The Female Founders’ Guide To Funding, Business Assistance Resources And Venture Capital In Northeast Ohio

On August 18, JumpStart hosted a conversation about the many ways female founders are defying the statistics and securing funding for their businesses. The discussion centered around the approach entrepreneurs can take to leverage the funding and resources available in Northeast Ohio, including female-specific programs and capital options. Listen to the event below, recorded on

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[PODCAST] Making Sense Of Small Business Certifications: How To Navigate The Certification Maze And Drive Business Growth

On Wednesday, May 18, JumpStart and the Women’s Business Center of Ohio welcomed a panel of successful business owners for a discussion about women-owned, minority and disadvantaged business certifications. The group explored the pros and cons of each certification type, and discussed how to leverage these certifications to gain additional business. This event was sponsored by the

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