One-on-one business advising

Core City: Cleveland offers free advising services to any entrepreneur or small business owner who lives or owns a business in the city of Cleveland. In these free sessions, JumpStart advisors will help you identify key tasks for your business, develop a plan for achieving them and access the people and resources you need to grow.

Core City: Cleveland is supported by the KeyBank Business Boost & Build program, the Cleveland Foundation and the City of Cleveland.

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Core City: Cleveland Impact Program

Are you interested in taking your business to the next level? If so, our Core City: Cleveland Impact Program can provide you with the tools to do so.

Twice a year, a cohort of five high-potential businesses join the Core City: Cleveland Impact Program, an intensive 12-week business assistance program designed to provide focused business advising, industry-specific mentoring and collaborative learning. Over the course of these 12 weeks, the cohort will work 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 (all other cohort participants receive $2,500).

Click here to learn more and apply for the program

Applications for the next cohort close on January 17, 2020.

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Diverse Companies

90+ Percent

More than 90% of the companies served by Core City: Cleveland have been African American led.

Directions To Core City: Cleveland

Core City: Cleveland is headquartered in the offices of JumpStart Inc., situated between Euclid and Carnegie, just east of E 66th Street.

From The West

By Car: Drive east on Euclid Ave. Right turn after E 66th Street.
By Bus: Ride the Healthline from Downtown to the E 66th Street Station.

From The East

By Car: Drive west on Carnegie Ave. Right turn after E 69th Street.
By Bus: Ride the Healthline from the Cleveland Clinic area to the E 69th Street Station.

JumpStart Inc
6701 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH