Ray Leach

Ray Leach is the founding CEO of JumpStart Inc. a Cleveland, Ohio-based non-profit venture development organization that has gained a national best-in-class reputation for its innovative economic development models and its ability to leverage its experience and expertise across the U.S. Ray is considered a national thought and practice leader at the intersection of public,

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Jerry Frantz

Jerry leads JumpStart’s internal and collaborator-driven operations that provide capital and services to entrepreneurs while working to ensure these activities generate the greatest inclusive economic impact. Jerry’s team provides services to help entrepreneurs access the capital, sales, talent, mentors and other resources necessary to accelerate growth. They conduct due diligence, deploy capital and manage JumpStart’s

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Hardik Desai

Hardik connects early-stage technology companies with entrepreneurial resources in Northeast Ohio and performs due diligence on companies seeking capital from funds managed by JumpStart. Hardik has more than 10 years of experience working at large corporations and startup companies, where he held diverse technical and business roles. Prior to joining JumpStart, Hardik co-founded IR Diagnostyx

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Matthew Miller

Matthew joined JumpStart in 2016 and is focused on working with high potential early-stage tech startups seeking investment capital from the funds managed by JumpStart Ventures, helping them through the investment process, and he leads a team of Venture Partners that support and advise JumpStart Ventures’ portfolio companies from initial investment through their growth stage.

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Bethany George

Bethany George is Partner, Investments at JumpStart Ventures working across all of our funds on sourcing investment opportunities, executing due diligence and working with entrepreneurs post-closing to help them through the ups and downs of building a high growth business. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs in Ohio, she has deep empathy for the entrepreneur’s

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Joshua Borstein

Josh connects early-stage technology companies with entrepreneurial resources in Northeast Ohio and performs due diligence on companies seeking capital from funds managed by JumpStart. Prior to joining JumpStart, Josh was a Senior Analyst at equity research firm Longbow Research, where he analyzed publicly traded consumer and retail companies to evaluate drivers of revenue growth and

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Kevin Mendelsohn

Kevin is an experienced executive having investment, financial and operational management, and commercialization roles in early-stage technologies, focusing in the healthcare sector. He was a founding member of the investment team at JumpStart Inc., and has spent his career working with a variety of early-stage healthcare technology companies in the medical device, diagnostics, therapeutics and

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Nadine Nana

As Chief Marketing Officer-In-Residence, Nadine provides sales and marketing domain leadership, as well as direct advisory assistance, to early-stage companies seeking to realize growth. With more than 15 years of experience in developing and directing strategic marketing initiatives in ever-changing and dynamic environments, Nadine is focused on helping business leaders accelerate growth by planning strategically,

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