Teleangé Thomas Tapped to Lead JumpStart’s Advancement and Public Partnership Efforts

JumpStart Inc. has hired Teleangé Thomas to fill its newly created Chief Advancement and Relationships Officer role. Thomas will be responsible for leading the organization’s strategic fundraising initiatives, strengthening partnerships and spearheading JumpStart’s involvement in civic initiatives including the Cleveland Innovation Project, the MidTown Innovation District and other initiatives JumpStart anticipates pursuing in the coming

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Startups and Small Businesses Remain Optimistic Despite COVID19

While the long-term impact of COVID19 is still unknown, startups and small businesses in Northern Ohio remain optimistic, according to a recent survey conducted by JumpStart. Companies who participated in the survey are actively engaged with services from JumpStart, organizations in the Business Growth Collaborative (BGC) or organizations in the Entrepreneur Services Provider (ESP) program.

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Ron Stubblefield Hired to Lead Multi-Organizational Initiative to Advance Equity in Regional Tech Entrepreneurship

Leaders from the Economic Community Development Institute (ECDI), the Hispanic Business Center, The Presidents’ Council, The Urban League of Greater Cleveland, and JumpStart selected Ron Stubblefield to fill a newly created Shared Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) position. Based out of JumpStart’s Cleveland headquarters, Stubblefield will act as a collaborative resource between the four organizations. The State of

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ReadySet Surgical Closes $5.5M Series A Funding Round

JumpStart NEXT Fund Leads Round, Senior Partner Rem Harris Joins Board of Directors ReadySet Surgical, a Healthcare IT company on a mission to drive efficiency and compliance within the surgical supply chain, has announced a $5.5 Million Series A financing led by Cleveland-based JumpStart Inc.’s NEXT Fund. Also participating in the funding round are all

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EmployStream Raises $7 Million in Series B Funding for Onboarding Software

EmployStream, the leading provider of onboarding automation to the staffing industry, announced the close of its $7 million Series B funding round led by Plymouth Growth Partners, with support from several key investors including JumpStart, Rev1 Ventures, Ohio Innovation Fund and North Coast Angel Fund. EmployStream will use the capital to expand product development, increase

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Axuall Closes $3 Million Seed Round of Financing

Axuall, a next-generation digital network for verifying identity, credentials, and authenticity in real-time, announced today that it closed a $3 million seed financing round with leading strategic, angel, and venture capital investors. Participating in the round are JumpStart (lead), Zapis Capital Group, M25, North Coast Angel Fund, Kettledrum Ventures, and Drummond Road Capital. This round

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TPA Stream Raises $1.4M Seed Round To Improve Healthcare Benefits Automation

TPA Stream, a leader in healthcare benefits automation, today announced it has closed a $1.4 million seed funding round, led by North Coast Angel Fund (NCAF). The investment will be used to strengthen sales and marketing efforts as TPA Stream moves into its next stage of growth. Additional investors include JumpStart, Plug and Play, Tamiami

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JumpStart Names Lamont Mackley Chief Inclusion & Outreach Officer

Veteran Business Expert and Community Leader Selected to Drive Organization’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives JumpStart Inc. has announced Lamont Mackley has been promoted to its executive team as Chief Inclusion and Outreach Officer. A nine-year veteran of the organization, Mackley most recently served as the head of JumpStart’s Core City Services and Outreach program. Mackley will

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JumpStart Releases Annual Economic Impact Report: $1B+ in Economic Output in 2018

$6.6B Cumulative Output from Client Companies Assisted by JumpStart and its Partners Since 2010 JumpStart Inc. has released its yearly economic impact report, tracking the outcomes of the startups and small businesses assisted by the organization and its collaborative partners — including the Ohio Third Frontier-supported Northeast Ohio Startup Network. The report prepared by Silverlode Consulting,

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KeyBank Business Boost & Build Program, Powered by JumpStart, Awards $100K to Per Scholas to Help Diversify the Tech Workforce in Columbus

The KeyBank Business Boost & Build program, powered by JumpStart, has awarded $100,000 in funding to Per Scholas Inc. in Columbus through the KeyBank Center for Technology, Innovation and Inclusive Growth. Per Scholas was founded more than 20 years ago with a mission to open doors to transformative technology careers for individuals from overlooked communities.

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Startup Scaleup 2019 Comes to Cleveland’s Flats East Bank on June 19

JumpStart Event Has Grown to Become Northeast Ohio’s Biggest Single-day Entrepreneurial Event  of  the Year, Drawing More than 1,500 Attendees On June 19, JumpStart will once again team with some of its closest partners and collaborators for Startup Scaleup—an event celebrating the growth of Northeast Ohio’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and showcasing the full array of local resources available to

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JumpStart Mentoring Program Receives $1 Million Boost

Burton D. Morgan Foundation grant will allow JumpStart to broaden the reach of the Burton D. Morgan Mentoring Program. A JumpStart program that provides startups with mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs will broaden its reach through a $1 million grant from the Hudson-based Burton D. Morgan Foundation. The grant provides continuing support for JumpStart’s Burton D. Morgan Mentoring Program, which connects

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