Meet Cohort One From Our Stark County Impact Program

We’ve officially launched the Stark County Impact Program in the Canton Innovation District, and we’re excited to introduce you to the program’s very first cohort!

This 12-week business assistance program is designed to drive economic impact by helping individuals overcome obstacles to entrepreneurship through hands-on advising and industry-specific mentoring.

Over the next three months, five Stark County entrepreneurs will be learning and working together alongside JumpStart mentors—culminating in a demo day-style competition, where they 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 the cohort:

Eynon Software, LLC
Thomas Eynon
Eynon Software offers tailored software engineering solutions to small businesses in Ohio. Founded in 2017 by Eynon, a former paratrooper and software architect with over twenty years’ experience, the company helps customers simplify processes, lower costs, and automate repetitive tasks. Eynon envisions their new product Daccta as the Shutterstock of data conversion; enabling simple, rapid and repeated data conversion for businesses and end users.


Glenn Werstler
Recastio offers a simple and secure solution for businesses wanting to use in-house digital display advertising to engage viewers but are conscious of network security. A Canton native, Werstler was first introduced to computer technology when serving in the U.S Air Force. He has been a web developer and digital innovator for more than two decades.


Canton Workspace
Neil Weakland
Neil Weakland believes that businesses and working professionals work better together. In 2018 he founded Canton Work Space, a coworking and office space in Downtown Canton with an ambition to unite small businesses startups, and remote workers in a cooperative environment. Canton Work Space looks for compatible businesses and service partners to help their members grow their businesses and careers.


P&P Digital Health
Vinay Saujani
Founder and CEO Vinay Saujani brings more than 20 years’ experience as an executive and entrepreneur to P&P Digital Health. The company offers a unique platform connecting patients with local mental health providers while helping with continuation of care, so they stick with their treatment.


Larissa Smith
Founded in 2018 by three Northeast Ohio natives with a passion of fishing new locations, FishMySpot is a sharing economy platform that connects pond owners to people who want to fish privately and are seeking new experiences. Pond owners generate a passive income and anglers gain a unique fishing experience while FishMySpot builds a connected network of outdoor enthusiasts.


Stay tuned for more information about our Stark County Impact Program entrepreneurs and their businesses; and be sure save the date to attend their demo day showcase on August 14.