Meet Cohort Eleven of the Cleveland Small Business Impact Program

Congratulations to the graduates of the eleventh cohort of our Small Business Impact Program.

This 12-week business accelerator program is designed to help individuals overcome obstacles to entrepreneurship through hands-on advising and industry-specific mentoring. Over the course of the program, these entrepreneurs worked together alongside JumpStart’s Impact Program team to tackle key business issues, with significant emphasis on financial projections and capital pitches.

The program culminates in a demo day-style competition on May 19, 2021, where program participants pitch their business to a panel of judges. The grand prize pitch will take home $10,000, and each of the other participants will receive $2,500 to help them grow their businesses.

LaunchArts Media
Jumar Newell
LaunchArt Media serves small businesses and brands who are looking for stand-out creative marketing. A product of Jumar’s career in corporate marketing and PR,  LauchArt Media provides brands of various industries with memorable advertising through media and design services.

 

Cleveland Cut & Sew 
Diane Linston
As one of the only African American, female-owned clothing manufacturers, Cleveland Cut & Sew specializes in quality fabrics and unique clothing designs. Styles of Imagination was established in 2015 by fashion designer, Diane Liston and serves as the flagship brand for all of Diane’s collections.

 

House of B Jewels 
Brittany Nichols
House of B Jewels is a carefully curated collection of jewelry for the unique and the fashion-forward. Established in 2014, House of B Jewels boutique specializes in timeless accessories for all occasions and offers jewelry repairs and custom pieces.

 

Café Social Latinoamericano
Eduardo Rodriguez
Café Social coffee shop offers exclusively sourced coffee from Latin America and culturally inspired desserts. Eduardo offers not only a place for authentic cafe favorites but a place for sharing and learning about Latin American cultures and ideas.

 

Vitiman Kandie
Mary Johnson
Inspired by her own fitness journey, Mary launched Vitiman Kandie to provide an innovative line of natural herbs and juices for hopeful spirits in pursuit of improving their personal health. Her flagship cafes offer fresh cold-pressed juices, herbal supplements and healthy meals.

 

Living Rich 
Sharia Livingston
Living Rich apparel is a unisex, high-quality streetwear brand that prides itself on high-end quality and affordable prices, highlighting the idea that value is determined by self—not a price tag.

 

Witzi’s Raw Granola 
Amy Witzigreuter
Witzi’s Raw Granola produces grain and gluten-free granolas made with organic ingredients. The Witzi’s brand offers handmade granola in a variety of flavors and is available in stores across Ohio.

 

My Smart Home Ohio 
Leatron Twitty
My Smart Home Ohio is a company that specializes in installations, sales and services of smart home and business technology including security, energy-saving and comfort devices.

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