[VIDEO] Portfolio Company Spotlight: Inphlu

JumpStart’s Focus Fund recently led Inphlu’s $500K funding round, along with participation from angel investors. Inphlu is a Dayton-based social media management platform that helps marketers automate content creation and posting as well as view real-time analytics. The company was founded by Josh Reid, who ran his own digital marketing agency and knew there was

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[VIDEO] Portfolio Company Spotlight: PROJiTECH

JumpStart’s Evergreen Fund recently participated in Cleveland-based PROJiTECH’s $1.4M seed round. PROJiTECH’s groundbreaking platform, OnStation, provides simple, streamlined tools to frontline road workers, enabling them to locate, visualize and communicate critical issues on roadway projects. Founder and CTO Jake Bailosky developed the app after experiencing a need for the solution firsthand while working as a

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Video: Cleveland Small Business Impact Program Spring 2021 Entrepreneur Showcase

On Wednesday, May 19, the eleventh cohort of the Cleveland 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 home

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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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Arleesha Wilson Takes $10K Grand Prize At Core City: Cleveland Fall 2020 Entrepreneur Showcase

On Wednesday, December 3, Core City: Cleveland Impact Program participant Arleesha Wilson delivered the winning pitch for her business,  the Law Office of Arleesha Wilson, during the program’s culminating entrepreneur showcase—taking home the top prize of $10,000. Known as “The People’s Esquire,” Arleesha launched her law firm three years ago with the goal of bridging the

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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: The Power Of Collaboration In The Toledo Business Growth Collaborative

The Toledo Business Growth Collaborative is a network that consists of existing small business assistance organizations in the Greater Toledo community. Working together, these organizations are dedicated to finding and filling gaps in the service continuum and connecting their clients to the resources they need. In this recorded webinar from Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020, JumpStart’s

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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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Video: The Money – Finding The Funding To Grow And Scale Your Business

In this recorded webinar, JumpStart’s Adam Salon hosts a discussion on the different types of funding available to entrepreneurs starting a business. From grants to loans to venture capital, our panel of experts discusses what financial considerations you need to think about right from the start. This webinar is part three of “Launch! presented by

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