1st & Tech: Startup Networking Mixer

Connect with Cleveland’s growing tech and venture capital investing community at 1st and Tech. Powered by JumpStart in partnership with the Cleveland Browns, this happy hour event brings together tech entrepreneurs, innovation stakeholders, players from the Cleveland Browns and investors for networking and inspiration at FirstEnergy Stadium. Hear more about Ohio’s growing venture capital scene

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Stepping Up In The Glass City: September Small Business Pitch Competition

Connect with Toledo’s Small Business ecosystem at the Stepping Up in the Glass City Pitch Competition, a series highlighting local entrepreneurs in the Uptown and Junction neighborhoods. Entrepreneurs will compete for a chance to take home $200 and grow their business. Register today to attend and support the local small business community. Interested in pitching?

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Pitch Cypher 3.0

Plug into Cleveland’s creative startup scene at Pitch Cypher! Connect with Cleveland’s innovation movement at Pitch Cypher, a tech-focused pitch event bringing together founders, creatives and start-up insiders over good music and drinks. Join us at Market Garden Brewery in Ohio City on September 22nd for the next meetup in a series of events focused

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Founders Unfiltered IRL: A Conversation with Kumar Arora

Kumar Arora is an entrepreneur, investor and consultant behind multiple startups and emerging brands. Consistently pushing the envelope on design and innovation, much of Kumar’s work centers on the idea of creating novel products and brands. Kumar has taken his vision and expertise to lead the way with strategic investments and growth opportunities with his

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Small Business Training Camp

JumpStart and the Cleveland Browns are partnering to support Black and Hispanic/Latino-owned small businesses in a BIG way. The Small Business Training Camp, powered by JumpStart and supported by the Cleveland Browns, is a half-day small business intensive hosted at FirstEnergy Stadium. Participants will learn the fundamentals of running a successful small business from industry-specific

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The Small Business Connection at Glenn Research Center

This event will provide an opportunity for small businesses to learn about the NASA Glenn Research Center and JumpStart. Attendees will learn about current procurement opportunities at NASA, the procurement process, as well as future plans for space, technology and Earth Science programs and initiatives. Information will be provided to assist small businesses in maximizing

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Founders Unfiltered IRL: A Conversation with Beth Potratz of Drive My Way

With more than 20 years of experience as an HR professional, Beth Potratz understands the need to make recruiting personal. Drive My Way is a next-generation recruiting marketplace that matches CDL truck drivers and owner-operators with jobs based on their professional qualifications and personal lifestyle preferences. Beth founded Drive My Way to help people find a

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Demystifying Customer Relationship Management Systems

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems can be challenging to set up and difficult for teams to learn and adopt. And yet, they’re a marketing tool that is a must-have in today’s landscape. CRM systems don’t just centralize your contacts and their interactions, but they also enable automation (like emails, drip campaigns, and other workflows). In

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Cleveland Small Business Impact Program Showcase

On Monday, August 29, you’re invited to meet the graduating cohort of JumpStart’s Small Business Impact Program at their culminating showcase. This event will be a demo-day-style pitch competition where program participants will use their new knowledge and skills to present their business to a panel of judges for a chance to take home up

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Founders Unfiltered IRL: A Conversation with DJ Eidson of Limitless Minds

With more than 18 years of experience as a national sales leader in the pharmaceutical industry, DJ co-founded Limitless Minds to provide insights and training to help clients develop a mindset that delivers the highest probability of success. Founding partners Russell Wilson, Trevor Moawad, Harrison Wilson and DJ Eidson joined forces with the idea to

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Which Ad Platform Is Right For My Business?

With so many digital advertising options to choose from, it can be overwhelming to know which platform best aligns with your business needs. Sometimes, figuring it out can be expensive and a waste of time. JumpStart has partnered with the digital marketing experts at Hopps to help you understand which ad platform is right for

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Northwest Ohio Small Business Impact Program Showcase

On Tuesday, August 23rd, you’re invited to meet the graduating cohort of JumpStart’s Small Business Impact Program at their culminating showcase. This event will be a demo-day-style pitch competition where program participants will use their new knowledge and skills to present their business to a panel of judges for a chance to take home up

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