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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JumpStart Names Gary Shamis as New Board Chair

JumpStart Inc. has named Gary Shamis of Winding River Consulting as the newest chair of its Board of Directors. Shamis succeeds outgoing chair William Seelbach of The Riverside Co., who recently completed his three-year term and remains a part of the board as chair emeritus. “Gary is an experienced business leader, a respected community voice and a successful entrepreneur,”

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JumpStart Supports Northwest Ohio Entrepreneurs

Startups and small businesses in Northwest Ohio now have access to expanded support resources through JumpStart, Inc. The Cleveland-based entrepreneurial support organization has opened a Toledo office and is working closely with a host of local partners to serve both tech founders and traditional small businesses owners across the region. “JumpStart’s goal is to be a valuable resource for entrepreneurs

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JumpStart Crosses $50M Investing Milestone

JumpStart Inc. is closing 2018 with its most significant investing milestone to date, having deployed more than $51M of pre-seed and seed venture capital into high-potential tech companies across Ohio. This milestone follows a record-setting year for the JumpStart investing team, which deployed nearly $8M in Fiscal Year 2018, the most capital ever invested by the organization in a single

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JumpStart Appoints Three New Board Members

Cleveland Organization Adds Experienced Entrepreneurs, Investors and Corporate Leaders to its Board Cleveland-based JumpStart Inc. has announced the appointment of three new members to its board of directors. Joining the board are: Karim Botros: Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, MetroHealthBotros oversees business and corporate development, innovation and integration at MetroHealth, as well

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RideYellow And LISNR Team Up To Deliver First Transportation App That Connects Drivers And Riders Ultrasonically

LISNR, the world’s most advanced ultrasonic data platform; and RideYellow, one of the leading taxi apps in the US with over 2700 cabs across California and Florida, have announced today an integration whereby RideYellow riders and drivers will be able to connect seamlessly via LISNR’s ultrasonic data transmission technology. All taxis on the RideYellow app

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