The Next Step For Your Business

JumpStart’s signature Small Business Impact Program is an intensive 12-week group-based educational program 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, culminating in a demo day-style competition where participants will pitch to a panel of judges for a chance to take home up to $10,000.

The Impact Program takes place multiple times per year in two Northern Ohio locations.

In Cleveland

To be considered for the Cleveland cohort, entrepreneurs must:

  • Live or work in the city of Cleveland
  • Meet with one of our business advisors before May 10, 2021
  • Generate more than $25,000 in annual revenue
Learn More & Apply For The summer 2021 Cohort

In Northwest Ohio

To be considered for the Northwest Ohio cohort, entrepreneurs must:

  • Live or work in the Greater Toledo area
  • Meet with a JumpStart business advisor
  • Generate more than $25,000 in annual revenue

Check back! Applications for the next round of the Northwest Ohio cohort will open soon.

Free 1-on-1 business advising

In addition to the Impact Program, JumpStart offers free advising services to all small business owners who live or own 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.