Meet the Northwest Ohio Small Business Impact Program Fall Cohort

Four Toledo-based entrepreneurs will be participating in JumpStart’s upcoming Small Business Showcase for a chance to take home up to $10,000 to grow their companies.

This pitch competition, taking place on Wed. Dec. 8, features participants from the fall cohort of the Impact Program, a 12-week small business accelerator providing industry-specific mentoring and peer learning. Each small business owner will pitch their business to a live virtual audience and panel of judges for a chance to take home the $10,000 grand prize, each participant will receive at least $2,500.

Get To Know The Fall Impact Program Participants:

Elite Karate
Lisa Halsey
Elite Karate, Fitness and Wellness is a family-friendly community, offering martial arts training, self-defense workshops, fitness classes, and holistic wellness and lifestyle coaching.

Relax & Enjoy Therapy
Cortney Howard
Relax & Enjoy Therapy is a therapy oasis that provides a refreshing and rebalancing massage. Owner and licensed massage therapist, Cortney M. Howard, has more than 3 years of experience and training in various types of massages.

Alissa Mauter
GroundUp is a full-service advertising, marketing and PR firm operating from four regional offices in Toledo and Columbus. The company focuses on creating elements that enhance and complete client brands through creating a clean and professional brand aesthetic.

Island Soul
Mikhala Bagot
Serving Toledo and surrounding areas, Island Soul features Caribbean/West Indian and Soul food. Stop by in person or enjoy the personal chef and catering services provided by owner Mikhala Bagot.

There is no cost to participate in the Impact Program, which is offered to Toledo-area businesses two times per year. The Small Business Showcase is free and open to the public, guests can register online here.