Video: Reopening the Economy – How Entrepreneurs Are Preparing for the Future

It’s been an unprecedented spring for startups and small businesses. Some have had to close their doors, others have had to make serious adjustments to survive and a few have built a new future in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this recorded webinar, JumpStart’s Heather Hall moderates a conversation about what comes next

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Impact Program Spotlight: Rashida Vanleer-McHargh of Iron Koi

Rashida VanLeer-McHargh is the founder of Iron Koi, a certified personal training service offering private studio training, group training, in-home/in-office training sessions, event appearances and competition prep coaching. Inspired by the koi fish – Iron Koi symbolizes strength, personal determination, perseverance over adversity and inevitable success. COVID-19 made it impossible for us to connect in person

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VIDEO: What Comes Next? How COVID-19 is Changing the Future of Entrepreneurship

In the coming months, the economy will begin its long march back from an unprecedented pandemic-induced recession. Some startups and small businesses have shut down during this time while others have been forever changed by the adversity they’ve faced. Yet, some entrepreneurs are finding their future in the new opportunities revealed by this crisis. In

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Video: Making Time for Your Mental Health in an Unhealthy Economy

Life as an entrepreneur is full of stress in the best of times. Add in a global pandemic and a struggling economy and it can be a recipe for depression, substance abuse and a host of other health issues. In this recorded webinar, our panel of advisors and entrepreneurs hold an open and honest conversation

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Video: Leading From Home – Tips For Running A Successful Virtual Office

Working from home isn’t a new idea, but the COVID-19 pandemic has turned a niche concept into a necessity for the vast majority of companies. In this recorded webinar, our panel of experts unpacks how to communicate effectively with a 100% virtual team, how to set clear goals and keep employee engagement high while avoiding

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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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VIDEO: Keeping Your Customers Close – Tips for B2C Businesses

The COVID-19 crisis has hit direct-to-consumer businesses especially hard. Many are highly dependent on foot traffic for their sales and those who can rely on e-commerce still face a wall of distraction and new competition. In this recorded webinar, our panel of experts offers guidance to help these B2C businesses stay close to their customers,

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VIDEO: Extending the Runway: Financial Decisions to Make Right Now

In times of economic crisis, understanding the financial fundamentals of your business is more important than ever. In this recorded webinar, a virtual panel of CFOs and CPAs offer guidance to help startups and small businesses slow their cash burn and weather this period of uncertainty. If you’d like to ask a question we didn’t

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Lamont Mackley Joins Fellow Community Leaders for WVIZ/PBS Discussion on Diversity and Inclusion

On October 15, JumpStart’s Chief Inclusion and Outreach Officer Lamont Mackley sat down with Brian Hall from Greater Cleveland Partnership and Vanessa Whiting, Board Chair of MetroHealth and President of A.E.S Management for “An Inclusive Economy: What Does That Mean?” part of the Cleveland Connects series. Sponsored by PNC Bank and produced by cleveland.com, The

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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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