Meet the Participants of the Northwest Ohio Small Business Impact Program’s 11th 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. The program culminates in an exciting demo day-style 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 Northwest Ohio. We are excited to introduce you to this cohort’s participants and share their stories as they work toward achieving their entrepreneurial goals.


Nicole Bores
A Village Learning Center

A Village Learning Center is an educational center where students receive one-on-one assistance with the skills they find challenging at school. Their comprehensive services, thoughtfully crafted by a licensed teacher, encompass K-12 tutoring, kindergarten prep, reading assessments, homework help and more. Their commitment is not just about helping students succeed, it’s about nurturing their growth, instilling confidence and fostering a lifelong love for learning.


Rashaunda Burton
HB Fleet

HB Fleet, a local rental car business, redefines the rental experience by exclusively offering used cards, making quality transportation accessible and budget-friendly. In a world dominated by larger rental chains, HB fleet stands out with their commitment to providing cost-effective and eco-friendly options.



Raquel Brown
Jet Steam Mobile Powerwash

Jet Stream Mobile Powerwash is the go-to choice for mobile power washing, dedicated to enhancing the curb appeal, safety and longevity of properties for both individuals and corporations alike. Their services cater to a wide variety of clients including commercial, industrial and residential needs. Jet Steam Mobile Powerwash’s team of professionals utilizes high-pressure washing techniques to rejuvenate surfaces, eliminate grime and ensure properties are in pristine condition.


Roni Gilmore
Spin and Splat

Spin and Splat provides an inclusive environment for individuals of all artistic abilities to explore their creative potential. Regardless of one’s proficiency in art, the premise at Spin and Splat is that artistry knows no bounds. Their space offers an array of experiences suitable for various occasions such as birthdays, team-building exercises, celebratory events, and more.


Alissa Vieira
Swanky Scoops

Swanky Scoops specializes in creating handmade, artisan ice cream with a creative twist, featuring a wide array of unique factors. Their commitment to quality is evident in their small batch, French-style recipe, ensuring an ice cream experience like no other. Swanky Scoops goes beyond the traditional offerings, catering to both private and public events through their mobile ice cream cart service.