JumpStart is grateful for the KeyBank Foundation’s transformational gift of $24M, the largest private gift in JumpStart history.
KeyBank Foundation, through its civic programs, corporate contributions, and volunteerism supports organizations that foster economic self-sufficiency, principally where KeyBank operates.
KeyBank Business Boost & Build Program, powered by JumpStart
Funded by KeyBank Foundation, the KeyBank Business Boost & Build program is designed to stimulate economic growth and workforce development by fostering small business success in Ohio and New York.
The program allows JumpStart to provide business assistance for tech startups and small businesses in Northeast Ohio while helping companies find emerging young talent in Greater Cleveland.
Across Ohio, the program powers the KeyBank Center for Technology, Innovation and Inclusive Growth, making grants to organizations helping diverse entrepreneurs and job seekers.
In New York, the program works in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany by making grants to organizations that provide high-impact technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small business owners.Learn More
Ohio Third Frontier
We also recognize the exceptional support of our public partner with funding of more than $32M to JumpStart and its network partners for the next three years.
Ohio Third Frontier is committed to expanding Ohio’s technological strengths and promoting commercialization that leads to economic prosperity throughout Ohio. Designed to build world-class research programs, nurture early-stage companies, and foster technology development that makes existing industries more productive, Ohio Third Frontier creates opportunity through innovation.
JumpStart and the Ohio Third Frontier
JumpStart helps tech entrepreneurs across the 21 counties of Northeast Ohio and the 18 counties of Northwest Ohio as part of the Ohio Third Frontier’s Entrepreneurial Network Services Provider (ESP) Program.
On behalf of the ESP Program, JumpStart manages the Northeast Ohio Startup Network, a closely connected network of Northeast Ohio entrepreneurial support organizations working together to help startups grow.Learn More