Meet the Participants of the Cleveland Small Business Impact Program’s 19th Cohort

JumpStart’s Small Business Impact Program is a 12-week business accelerator that provides hands-on advising and industry-specific mentoring to participants. The program focuses on helping these entrepreneurs overcome key business issues, with a significant emphasis on financial projections and capital pitches.

Throughout the program, participants will have the opportunity to work closely with the Impact Program team and fellow entrepreneurs to tackle their challenges together. At the end of the program, the graduates take part in an exciting demo day-style competition and have the chance to pitch their businesses to a live audience and panel of judges. The winning pitch is awarded a $10,000 grand prize, while all other entrepreneurs receive $2,500 to help grow their businesses.

These local entrepreneurs may 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 you to this cohort’s participants and share their stories as they work toward achieving their entrepreneurial goals.


Davion Mack
IC Fitness

IC Fitness is more than a gym; it’s a community committed to helping you reach your true fitness potential. While many fitness centers focus solely on exercise, IC Fitness takes a holistic approach to wellness. Their mission is to foster a positive environment where individuals can gain the knowledge and confidence to make informed choices about nutrition, master proper body movement, and effectively utilize exercise equipment.


Beth Keenan

Situated within Hangar 3 of City Goods, FunktiniLand is a captivating destination where the talents of over thirty local artists shine through a diverse array of artwork and home goods. The shop boasts an intriguing fusion of vintage décor and furniture appealing to a wide range of taste and budgets. Explore a plethora of artistic mediums from digital prints, to fiber art, ceramics, glasswork, woodworking and much more.


Jeremiah Phillips & Colleen Phillips
The Filter Factory

The Filter Factory is your trusted destination for specialized air filter, dust collector bag and dust collector cartridge cleaning services. With state-of-the-art, in house-washing equipment, they possess the capability to meticulously clean filters and restore them to a like-new quality without compromising their original construction.


Brittany McNeal
Memories By Bee

Memories By Bee is a locally-based décor company that specializes in crafting an extensive range of centerpieces, signage, ceremony accessories, and embellishments to elevate and personalize your special occasions.



Laura Manning

LaJAshley is a 100% natural/vegan brand dedicated to promoting the importance of safe and natural hair and body care. Founded by chemist Laura Manning, the product line caters to all hair and body types, offering revitalization, nourishment and repair without compromising your well-being.


Austin Kirkland
Millennial Pro

Millennial Pro specializes in world-class qualified advertising and marketing focusing on website development, social media strategy, photography, event planning, logo and flyer design.




Brittany Bissell
Daisy’s Ice Cream

Daisy’s Ice Cream is a woman-owned ice cream parlor nestled in the heart of Slavic Village, where sweet memories are crafted one scoop at a time. Stop by and try out a variety of handcrafted ice cream treats.