Meet Cohort Four Of The Northwest Ohio Impact Program

Cohort four of our Northwest Ohio Impact Program is officially underway! Over the next three months, these five entrepreneurs will be learning and working together with our Northwest Ohio team. The program will culminate in a demo day-style showcase on December 1, where all five will use their new knowledge and skills to pitch to a panel of judges. The grand prize pitch will take home $10,000 while each of the other participants will receive $2,500 to help them grow their businesses.



Launched in 2014, MoeHill Trashout was created to provide a high-quality property management and janitorial solution to the community. Founder Netra Hillard is a Toledo native and established industry leader with success in completing extensive loss recovery projects at affordable prices.



John Drake’s Nerdy Designs has been crafting beautiful websites, launching stunning brands and making clients happy for years. Started in 2007 as a web design firm, the company has since added graphic design, marketing services, printing, photography and computer repair.


waxed in the Glass City
Linda Pello

Linda Pello launched WAXED in the Glass City as Toledo’s first exclusive female and male full body waxing studio. Linda brings nearly 20 years of experience to the Toledo area, providing head-to-toe waxing services.


Little Tots Transport
Deb Wilkins

Deb Wilkins created Little TOTS Transport to be an affordable transportation solution for families in need. The company offers transportation to and from school, daycare, appointments and even summer camps. Anyone is eligible to ride including adults.


Tex-Mex Tortilleria
Alex Quinones

Tex-Mex Tortilleria brings authentic Mexican cuisine to the Toledo area. Tex-Mex Tortilleria specializes in homemade Mexican staples like delicious tamales, tortillas, guacamole and salsas.