Meet Cohort Ten of the Core City: Cleveland Impact Program

We are excited to welcome the tenth cohort to our 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 course of the three-month program, these entrepreneurs are learning and working together alongside JumpStart’s Core City: Cleveland team—which will culminate in a demo day-style competition on December 2, where program participants will use their new knowledge and skills to pitch 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.


Auden & Company 
Janae bryson

Founded in 2016, Auden & Company strives to create brand recognition for small businesses by capturing the essence of their story. No matter where they are in their journey, Founder Janae Bryson promises to deliver a research-based brand design that is authentic to her clients’ vision.


hope accounting

Jymese’s financial management firm, HOPE Accounting offers customized solutions for small businesses in the area. Her full-service firm serves as a one-stop-shop for tax planning, forecasting and money management solutions.


iSpecz Eyeware
Olympia Robinson

With the idea that glasses can be both functional and stylish, Olympia Robinson launched iSpecz Eyewear in 2013. Her eyewear and repair store specializes in designer prescription eyewear for men, women and children while providing customization, cleaning and eyewear repair to her clients.



Arleesha Wilson, also known as “The People’s Esquire,” launched her law firm three years ago with the goal of bridging the justice gap many may find themselves in. The Law Office of Arleesha Wilson services clients in the areas of real estate, bankruptcy and family law.


cody goodman

Run by CEO Cody Goodman, Labor Loft provides odd job help from vetted and certified helpers to businesses and homeowners. From moving, to cleaning, to yard work and more, Labor Loft strives to be an affordable one-stop-shop for all your miscellaneous tasks.


The Tea Lab
carlos ramos

Carlos Ramos’ Tea Lab serves as greater Cleveland’s largest purveyor of premium loose-leaf teas from around the world. The Tea Lab caters to the new and established tea lover with quality teas and accessories for every reason and occasion.


Haynes Firestone Tires
Huey Haynes

Huey Haynes’ family-owned business has been serving the Cleveland area for more than 60 years with quality service and products. Haynes Firestone Tires provides a wide range of auto repair and maintenance services including oil changes, front-end work and tires.