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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The Core City: Cleveland Impact Program

Interested in taking your Cleveland-based business to the next level? Our Core City: Cleveland Impact Program can provide you with the tools.

Cory City: Cleveland

5 Companies. 12 Weeks. $20,000.

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.

Each Impact Program cohort culminates in a demo day-style competition where every participant pitches to a panel of judges for a chance to take home a $10,000 grand prize (all other cohort participants receive $2,500).

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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