JumpStart’s Small Business Impact Program is a 12-week business accelerator designed to help individuals overcome the obstacles of entrepreneurship through hands-on advising and industry-specific mentoring. Over the course of the program, these entrepreneurs will work together, alongside JumpStart’s Impact Program team, to tackle key business issues with significant emphasis on financial projections and capital pitches.
The program will culminate in a demo day-style competition on Tuesday, August 23 at the Summit, where program participants will pitch their business to a live audience and panel of judges. The grand prize pitch will take home $10,000, and all other participants will receive $2,500 to help grow their businesses.
Get to know each participant and their businesses below.
Toledo Custom Apparel
Toledo Custom Apparel specializes in high-quality customer apparel, printing, embroidery and more. Looking to build your brand? Toledo Custom Apparel is a one-stop shop for your business’s marketing and branding needs.
WootGraphix specializes in creating custom apparel – mainly t-shirts, for all occasions. Owner, Jasmine Taylor was eager to continue her grandfather’s legacy of working in the t-shirt industry and create custom items her clients can treasure for years to come. WootGraphix also makes business cards, tumblers, flyers, grave blankets and obituaries.
Town Logistics is a family-owned business that specializes in transporting finished goods and raw materials to manufacturing plants and retail distribution centers. Towns Logistics delivers products using dry van trailers and can carry any commodity that is packed on pallets. The company aims to deliver the best client experience to everyone they do business with.
Lovely Eyes by Hope
Lovely Eyes by Hope provides facials, lash extensions and permanent make-up services. Owner Esparanza Green offers a variety of training courses for classic lash extensions, volume lash extensions and advanced sessions.