Apply Now for Cohort 12

This intensive 12-week business assistance program is designed to provide focused business advising, industry-specific mentoring and collaborative learning. 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).

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the cohort, entrepreneurs must:

  • Live or work in the city of Cleveland

  • Meet with one of our business advisers before May 10, 2021

  • Generating more than $25,000 in annual revenue

Get Started: Apply For The summer 2021 Cohort

Class Dates

Cohort classes are held every Thursday from June 10, 2021 through August 26, 2021. Due to COVID-19, all classes will be delivered virtually. JumpStart will work to accommodate individuals with limited access to technology who would like to participate.

Key Dates

  • Applications Close – 5/10/2021
  • Decision Announcement – 5/28/2021
  • Cohort Starts – 6/10/2021
  • Entrepreneur Showcase – 9/8/2021