JumpStart Gets Out The Roadmap

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

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Entrepreneur Roadmap Creates Pathway For Northern Ohio Tech Startups

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

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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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JumpStart To Step In For BioEnterprise In Many Areas

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,

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OnShift, Inc. Partners With First Advantage To Add Comprehensive Background Screening Services To Its Leading Talent Acquisition Solution

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

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JumpStart, Partners Helped Generate $1.3 Billion Economic Output Last Year

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

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Entrepreneurial journey lands Georgia native in Northeast Ohio

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

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Cuyahoga County awards $3 million to small businesses affected by COVID-19

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

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JumpStart and KeyBank seed Covid-19 relief grants for small businesses

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

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New Executive Announced to Manage Vizzle National Partnerships

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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Northeast Ohio’s FishMySpot Wants to be the AirBnB of Fishing Holes

Fishing is a sport associated with relaxation. It’s about having a day to be at ease alone — or with friends and family — without the worries of the world. So why isn’t there an easy, 21st century solution to finding a great fishing hole? From avoiding private property to ensuring you’re allowed to cast

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