Congratulations to the graduates of the twelfth cohort of our Small Business Impact Program.
This 12-week business accelerator program is designed to help individuals overcome the obstacles of 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 September 8, 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.
The Sweet Fix Bakery
Located in the Cleveland Heights neighborhood, The Sweet Fix Bakery offers its customers a variety of delicious desserts and sweet treats through their retail, wholesale and catering services.
Roll On In
Shante’s Roll On In franchise offers its customers unique sushi and burrito creations made with fresh, multi-cultural ingredients that bring their food flavors to new levels. Lipscomb’s fast-casual restaurant serves a variety of sushi-inspired dishes such as sushi tacos and donuts.
Inspired by Stacey’s love of crochet, the Lookfabulous online shop was created to provide customized apparel and specialized gifts to customers who want to look and live “outside of the box”.
Artists Chris and Shelley Harvan created Memento Memorials to provide handmade, heartfelt cremation urns for those looking for modern and personalized memorialization keepsakes.
Larchmere Fire Works
Dedicated to the thriving art district in Cleveland, Larchmere Fire Works provides one-of-a-kind blacksmithing and glassblowing combo classes as part of a distinctly unique art experience.
JDL Treat and Flower Shoppe
JDL Treat and Flower Shoppe is a full-service florist serving the Cleveland community. Family-owned and operated, JDL Treat and Flower Shoppe offers custom bouquet designs and floral arrangements for any special occasion.
Escape in 60 Cleveland
Created from Mondie and her friend’s love of escape rooms, Escape in 60 Cleveland offers thrill-seekers five fully immersive and unique escape room experiences along with event planning services and customizable events.