JumpStart Inc., the nonprofit that supports startup and young businesses, is publishing a guide it’s calling the Entrepreneur Roadmap to help fledgling businesses launch and grow. The package includes access to one-on-one business advice from JumpStart and its partners, live educational programs and workshops, and “always-on” resources and templates to support the entrepreneur as the
Entrepreneurs know that inspiration can strike at any time of the day or night. But how do you take a potentially world-changing idea from the back of a napkin and make it a reality? Enter JumpStart’s Entrepreneur Roadmap, a process that guides ambitious entrepreneurs growing a tech business. “The roadmap essentially came about as a
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.
A significant portion of the work of BioEnterprise Corp., the Cleveland nonprofit that has supported young biotechnology companies and that sharply curtailed its services in the spring, is being taken over by JumpStart Inc., another nonprofit that supports a broader range of entrepreneurs. JumpStart’s chief investing and services officer, Jerry Frantz, told Crain’s on Wednesday,
OnShift, a leader in human capital management software for post-acute and senior living, today announced a partnership with First Advantage, a global leader in background check and drug screening solutions. With this new partnership, OnShift clients gain seamless access to best-in-class background check services directly from the OnShift Employ talent acquisition system, speeding time-to-hire and
The work JumpStart Inc. and its partners did last year to help companies in Ohio and parts of New York generated $1.3 billion of economic output. That was up from $1 billion of economic output in 2018, according to JumpStart’s economic impact reports for both years. The entrepreneurial development organization in Cleveland is releasing its
Tagan Horton caught the entrepreneurial bug while studying international development at Spelman College. The Decatur, Ga., native had explored many career paths, including politics and the nonprofit world, and had interned at UNICEF, studied international policy for a summer at Princeton and traveled to Ghana with an NGO to build compost toilets. It’s a journey
PopCom, a leading automated retail technology company specializing in smart vending and kiosk solutions successfully completed their second equity crowdfunding campaign on Start Engine. The goal was to grow its operations, build its sales team, reach more customers, and meet the demand for more automated retail machines in the wake of COVID-19, with their proprietary
The Cuyahoga County Small Business Stabilization Fund selected 951 small businesses, from nearly 5,000 applications, to receive grants to help with COVID-19-related losses and costs. The county conducted two rounds of grant funding in April and May, when small businesses were invited to apply for grants of $2,500 or $5,000. About half of the grants
Contributions by JumpStart and KeyBank are seeding more than $10 million in Covid-19 relief grants for business owners and entrepreneurs in Ohio and New York. Powered by JumpStart and funded by a grant from the KeyBank Foundation, the KeyBank Business Boost and Build program is designed to stimulate economic growth — with a focus on
Vizzle, a division of the Monarch Teaching Technologies company based out of Cleveland, OH, has hired Michael Soria as their Vice President of Educational Partnerships. Beginning in the classroom, Michael has over 30 years of experience in the education and educational publishing industry. Most recently, Michael served as the Executive Director of Education at TouchMath.
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