Success Despite Setbacks In FY 2020

2020 has been a year unlike any other. Disruption and uncertainty have impacted our lives and our economy in ways we couldn’t imagine. Despite these challenges, we know our community will persevere because Northern Ohio is strong. In response to challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Northern Ohio’s network of entrepreneur support organizations took a lead role in providing guidance and resources to help startups and small businesses weather the storm.

Companies Served

JumpStart Business Assistance

Since our inception, JumpStart has engaged more than 6,500+ companies.

In 2019 alone, JumpStart engaged 1,150 companies.

  • 51% were led by women
  • 42% were led by people of color


Current as of October, 2020

Capital Invested

JumpStart Investing

To date, JumpStart has invested more than $61M into 125 Ohio tech startups.

  • 44% of our total investment capital has been deployed into companies led by women and people of color
  • 20% of the startups we’ve funded have been led by African American or Latinx entrepreneurs​

Current as of October, 2020

Intermediary Work

Network Management

JumpStart manages multiple collaboratives of support organizations across Ohio, including the Northeast Ohio Startup Network. Collectively, these networks have engaged more than 10,000 clients who have created more than 10,000 jobs and contributed $6.6B to the economy since 2010.

  • 42% of these companies are led by women
  • 37% are led by people of color


JumpStart grants funding to other partners in the Northeast Ohio Startup Network on behalf of the Ohio Third Frontier.

JumpStart also makes grants to entrepreneurial support organizations across Ohio and northern New York as part of the KeyBank Businesses Boost & Build program.

  • In 2018, JumpStart deployed approximately $8.4M in grant funding to 54 organizations on behalf of partners/funders.

Recent Reports

2019 Economic and Fiscal Impact Report

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KeyBank Business Boost & Build Program Year Two Report

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2018 Economic and Fiscal Impact Report

2018 Economic and Fiscal Impact Report

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2019 Burton D. Morgan Mentoring Program Annual Report

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