Meet the Inaugural Cohort of Stark County’s Revitalized Small Business Impact Program

In celebration of JumpStart’s expanded footprint and return to Stark County, we are excited to present the inaugural cohort of the Small Business Impact Program. Designed to elevate local entrepreneurship, the Impact Program is a 12-week accelerator offering hands-on advising and industry-specific mentoring. The program focuses on helping participants overcome key business issues, with a significant emphasis on financial projections and capital pitches.

Throughout the program, entrepreneurs will work closely with the Impact Program team and their peers to learn from one another and tackle challenges together. The program culminates in a showcase competition where program participants will have the chance to pitch their businesses to a live audience and a panel of judges. The winning pitch is awarded a $10,000 grand prize, while all other participants will receive $2,500 to help grow their businesses.

The participants of the Small Business Impact Program come from diverse backgrounds and industries, but they all share the same goal of building a successful business in Northeast Ohio. We are excited to introduce this cohort’s members and share their stories as they work toward achieving their entrepreneurial goals.


Adrian Culler | Cullers Barbershop and Supply

Located in the heart of Canton, Culler’s offers more than just a haircut; it’s an experience steeped in nostalgia and community. With over two decades of expertise in styling and hair care, owner Adrian Culler ensures every patron leaves feeling their absolute best.


Aaron Dukes | Pristine Steam Wash

Pristine Steam Wash is a mobile car detailing service that offers a wide range of services to keep your vehicle looking its best. Their team of experienced professionals uses the highest quality products and equipment to ensure your car looks and feels like new. Whether you need a basic wash, or a full detailing service, Pristine Steam Wash has you covered.


Lisa Bast | Waggin Trails

Designed for pet owners who are always on the go, Waggin Trails’ Woof Pack is a game-changer for dog walks. This all-in-one bag frees pet owners from the burden of carrying smelly, waste-filled bags on outings with your pet.


Tyler Lab | The Sole Truth

The Sole Truth is changing the game for professionals in the service industry and skilled laborers alike. Through cutting-edge 3D printing technology, this company produces custom insoles that not only enhance comfort but also prevent injuries caused by prolonged standing. In just minutes, workers can have personalized support tailored to their unique needs.


Brooklyn Nichols | BK Beauty

BK Beauty is Massillon’s only black-owned beauty supply store that celebrates cultures and provides the community a space to learn and celebrate all types of hair!