Programmed for Growth

All businesses are different, but many must overcome the same obstacles to grow and prosper.

That’s why JumpStart has developed several structured programs designed to help all types of entrepreneurs and small business owners. No matter what kind of business you’re running, we can help you access the knowledge and resources you need to make it stronger and better.

Build Your MVP

JumpStart’s Build Your MVP Program (BYMVP) is an accelerated 6-week workshop following a proven blueprint for efficiently building your Minimum Viable Product (MVP to save time, money and creative energy.

Designed for software founders, the BYMVP series combines focused course work with guidance from seasoned entrepreneurs, advisors and investors. In this cohort-based program, you will be surrounded by peer companies and like-minded founders working toward a similar goal, helping you evolve your product in preparation for your first customers.

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Small Business Impact Program

Held in both Cleveland and Northwest Ohio, this intensive 12-week business assistance program is designed to provide focused business advising, industry-specific mentoring and collaborative learning. Each cohort works intensively on various key business issues, with significant emphasis on financial projections and capital pitches.

The Impact Program then culminates in a demo day-style competition where the entire cohort will pitch to a panel of judges for a chance to take home up to $10,000 to grow their businesses.

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Small Business Blueprint Program

This free four-week program is designed to help founders lay the foundation for business growth. Participants learn how to build and refine their value proposition, go-to-market strategy and their financial projections while mapping out key milestones to drive future growth.

The Blueprint Program is ideal for small businesses operating in urban city centers and generating between $1 – $75,000 in annual revenue.

Questions about this new program? Click here to email Gabby Warshay.

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Business Mentoring Programs

Good mentors help entrepreneurs get their businesses started faster and grow them more successfully while avoiding common mistakes along the way.

JumpStart’s variety of mentoring programs match entrepreneurs with experienced mentors, who donate their valuable time because they believe supporting the next generation of great business leaders is the key to a vibrant economy.

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Free 1-on-1 business advising

JumpStart offers free advising services to any entrepreneur or small business owner who lives or owns a business in Northern Ohio. In these free sessions, JumpStart advisors will help you identify key tasks for your business, develop a plan for achieving them and help make connections to the people and resources you need to grow.

Complete the form below to request a session.