OnShift Inc. Receives Strategic Investment From California Firm Clearlake Capital

OnShift Inc. is poised to kick into a higher growth gear. The Cleveland-based post-acute care and senior living staff scheduling software company announced in a news release late Tuesday, Oct. 24, that it has received “a strategic equity investment” from private investment firm Clearlake Capital Group L.P., with participation from the Ziegler Link•Age Fund II

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Financial Payment App Mezu Launches In-App Promotional Game Show That Pays Big Live

Mezu, Inc., the new mobile payment app focused on privacy that launched in June of this year, is releasing an in-app game that highlights Mezu’s unique Give and Get functionality which ensures a completely private and secure money transfer transaction. Only Mezu offers users an incredibly easy, yet completely secure, encrypted location-based four-digit code users

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Stark County Hopes Innovation District Will Connect To New Jobs

It would be erroneous to declare Stark County officials and business leaders were blindsided by a 2017 report that suggested much work needed to be done to reverse the county’s troubling socioeconomic course. But it is fair to say the Strengthening Stark study, commissioned by the Stark Community Foundation, was a wakeup call. “It’s like

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Equinox Payments And LISNR® Team Up To Deliver Payments Using Ultrasonic Data Transmission

LISNR, the world’s most advanced ultrasonic data platform and Equinox Payments (“Equinox”), a leading provider of payment terminals, applications and support services, today announced a partnership to meet the increased demand for ultrasonic data solutions that enhance the payment and customer engagement at the point of sale. Equinox gains first mover advantage as the exclusive

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Q&A With JumpStart CEO Ray Leach: Cleveland Needs Culture Change

Since 2003, JumpStart has been working to grow an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Northeast Ohio. Its mission is to promote economic transformation by unlocking entrepreneurs’ full potential. Jeff St. Clair sits down with Ray Leach, CEO of JumpStart, to discuss entrepreneurism in Northeast Ohio. Jeff St. Clair: What does Jumpstart do? Ray Leach: Jumpstart’s mission is

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Local Medical Device Firm Sotera Medical Gets Investment From Plug And Play

Plug and Play, a Silicon Valley-based startup business accelerator with a branch in Cleveland, has invested in a local medical device company called Sotera Medical Corp. Sotera Medical is developing a device designed to protect the esophagus during high-energy catheter ablation procedures used to treat atrial fibrillation, an irregular heatbeat that can cause dangerous complications.

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SPR Therapeutics Awarded $10M From U.S. Department Of Defense

SPR Therapeutics, Inc., a leader in neurostimulation technology for pain management, has been awarded two new grants and one new contract from the U.S. Department of Defense totaling $10M to further develop its percutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) therapy, the company announced today. The SPRINT® PNS System offers a non-opioid pain relief therapy that is FDA-cleared

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Canton Officially Launches Downtown Innovation District, Announces Support From JumpStart

Cleveland Venture Development Organization Will Open an Office in the District to Serve Stark County Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners The City of Canton is taking the final steps toward the launch of its innovation district, designed to attract and facilitate growth of technology-oriented businesses in Stark County. In regular session on October 1, Canton City Council approved legislation that

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Cleveland-Based JumpStart To Help Canton Pull In Tech-Based Startups In New Downtown Innovation District

Cleveland-based JumpStart will help Canton pull in new tech-based startups to its new “innovation district,” the organization announced Tuesday. JumpStart invests money in start-ups, provides them with advice and resources and works in the community to make cities more attractive to technology companies. The nonprofit will open an office in downtown Canton, hire a full-time

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And Then There Were Seven: Chain Reaction Winners Announced In Old Brooklyn

From 107 applicants to the lucky final seven, the second installment of Cleveland Chain Reaction has reached its exciting conclusion. This morning at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Fox 8’s Kenny Crumpton announced the seven winning businesses chosen to receive over $700,000 in investment (more than $200,000 over the initial commitment). The announcement also foreshadows the next

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Embrace Pet Insurance Announces Supporting Partnership With RedRover Through A Donation Campaign For Responder And Relief Efforts

Embrace Pet Insurance, a leading pet insurance provider, has donated $5,000 to RedRover, a national nonprofit animal welfare organization based in Sacramento, to assist with animal-related relief efforts. Embrace believes in the power of paying it forward and giving back to the pet community is a company core value. In this spirit, Embrace donates $2 to

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Put The Service Back In SaaS

As developers increasingly turn toward offering Software-as-a-Service, Talmetrix continues to deliver service with its software. Chris Powell’s professional existence is fraught with inherent friction. The career HR executive-turned-talent management software company CEO faces a daily struggle to codify the employee engagement, talent analysis, and retention nuance that’s so deeply entrenched in his brain. Jason Ruebel,

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