Video: Northwest Ohio Impact Program Spring 2021 Entrepreneur Showcase

On Wednesday, May 12, the fifth cohort of the Northwest Ohio Small Business Impact Program participated in a virtual version of their culminating showcase event. This event was an online demo-day-style competition where program participants used their new knowledge and skills to present their pitch to a panel of judges for a chance to take

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 18: Cleveland Favorites – Cathy’s Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches and Cleveland Flower Walls

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 episode, Cathy Greene,

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 17: Keeping Our Resolutions – Fitness Tips from Local Experts

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, Rashida

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Netra Hilliard Of MoeHill Trashout Wins $10,000 Grand Prize At Our Fall 2020 Northwest Ohio Entrepreneur Showcase

On Tuesday, December 1, Northwest Ohio Impact Program participant Netra Hilliard delivered the winning pitch for her business, MoeHill Trashout, during the program’s culminating entrepreneur showcase—taking home the top prize of $10,000. Launched in 2014, MoeHill Trashout was created to provide a high-quality property management and janitorial solution to the community. Netra is a Toledo native and

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 4: Entrepreneurship During COVID-19 with Barbara Bradford and Lisa McGuthry

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 episode 4, we hear

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Video: Core City: Cleveland Impact Program Fall 2020 Showcase

On Wednesday, December 2, the tenth cohort of the Core City: Cleveland Impact Program participated in a virtual version of their culminating showcase event. This event was an online demo-day-style competition where the seven program participants used their new knowledge and skills to present their pitch to a panel of judges for a chance to

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Video: Northwest Ohio Impact Program Fall 2020 Showcase

On Tuesday, December 1, the fourth cohort of the Northwest Ohio Impact Program participated in a virtual version of their culminating showcase event. This event was an online demo-day-style competition where the seven program participants used their new knowledge and skills to present their pitch to a panel of judges for a chance to take

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Video: Elevate Your Side Hustle

When it comes to business development and entrepreneurship, the voyage is perilous but worthwhile for those with the right mindset and drive. In this recorded webinar, you’ll hear from Northwest Ohio Impact Program graduate Quintin Riley, owner of Toledo-based Legendary Carpet Care, about navigating the highs and lows of the side hustle, and learn how

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Angela Flowers Built A Business To Change Kids’ Lives

Angela Flowers has spent her career counseling at-risk kids challenged with mental health and social issues. Her years working in Cleveland’s public schools showed her the power of providing intervention directly in the learning environment. That set the stage for her to develop a business model to bring specialized support to as many kids as

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From Light Bulb Moment To Industry Leader, Wireless Environment Illuminates Cleveland’s Culture Of Innovation

David Levine and Michael Recker were tired of the same old lighting fixtures: the kind with tangles of wires and a complicated installation process that required an electrician. So, they set out to create a simpler, more cost-effective solution: bright, efficient, wireless lighting that could be easily installed anywhere.   The Solution Wireless Environment launched

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Ohio’s First Unicorn Proves A Thriving Tech Scene Is No Fairy Tale

The CoverMyMeds team knew the answer to an unsolved problem—a problem that, to some, was a matter of life and death. The U.S. pharmaceutical sector faced a chronic issue, one that was keeping millions from receiving their medical prescriptions and costing the healthcare industry billions of dollars every year. Due to a complex, time-intensive prior

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