We are excited to announce cohort eight of the Core City: Cleveland Impact Program! This 12-week business assistance program is designed to drive economic impact in the city of Cleveland by helping individuals overcome obstacles to entrepreneurship through hands-on advising and industry-specific mentoring.
Over the next three months, these five businesses will be learning and working together alongside JumpStart’s Core City: Cleveland team.
The program will culminate in a demo day-style competition where all five will use their new knowledge and skills to pitch to a panel of judges for a chance to take home up to $10,000 to grow their business.
Meet cohort eight of the Core City: Cleveland Impact Program:
Game Speed Performance Academy
Game Speed Performance Academy provides individuals with professional training to maximize athletic performance. The business offers many training services, including 6-8-week post-rehabilitation programs for athletes. Sessions are structured to include dynamic warm-ups, flexibility, coordination and balance exercises; with a strong emphasis on movements to build stability, accuracy and speed.
Lo-Key Entertainment offers a variety of premium entertainment services including DJing, Uplighting, Photo Booths, Promotional Printing. DJ’s from Lo-Key have performed all over the country alongside famous entertainers such as Will.I.Am, Kevin Hart, Rickey Smiley, Russell Simmons, Deray Davis, D.L. Hughley and Outkast.
Holmes Made Foods, LLC
Holmes Made Foods is the company behind Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce. Shaker Heights native Ethan Holmes launched the business when he was just 15 years old, using his grandfather’s applesauce recipe. Today, Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce is available across the nation in stores such as Acme Fresh Market, Giant Eagle, Heinen’s, Lucky’s Market, Target, Whole Foods, Kroger, Marc’s and Zagara’s Marketplace.
Frechic Burton, Jason Garrett and Kamron Khan
CoCreative is a branding and marketing agency specializing in serving non-profits and government entities. The agency offers brand strategy/identity, photography and social media management services as well as hourly rental space in its Downtown Cleveland office for meetings, events and offsite work.
Cleveland Cookie Dough Company
Vicki and Stephen Kotris
Cleveland Cookie Dough Company is a mobile business serving edible cookie dough, ice cream sundaes and more via its mobile food truck, nicknamed “Chip.” Recently named the second-best food truck in Cleveland by Cleveland Scene, the company publishes its mobile locations on its website and also offered a variety of catering options for individual clients.