Blockland Cleveland Hires Project Manager

Role Will Focus on Developing Strategic Plan and Advancing Collaborations Today, JumpStart Inc. announced it has hired Kenneth Clarke as Project Manager for Blockland Cleveland — a community effort to establish a blockchain ecosystem in Northeast Ohio and put the region at the forefront of blockchain thought leadership. Clarke is an experienced brand-builder, marketer, fundraiser and leader with deep ties to Northeast

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Medtech Company Endotronix Snags $45 Million In Series D Funding

Lisle, Ill.-based medtech company Endotronix, Inc. secured $45 million in a Series D financing round. The funds will be used to support the commercialization of its Cordella Heart Failure System and support clinical development of the company’s pulmonary artery sensor. The Endotronix Cordella System is designed to “address inefficiencies in heart failure management,” according to

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Valley Growth Ventures Gets In On Sotera Medical’s Seed Round

Sotera Medical said today that it landed another backer in the seed round for the esophageal protection device it’s developing for cardiac ablation procedures. Cleveland-based Sotera Medical – not to be confused with Sotera Health or Sotera Wireless – said the device was created by co-founder Dr. Emile Daoud of Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical

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Founder: Wiretap

Wiretap in Columbus is helping companies nationwide keep their communication secure. With the emergence of new messaging and collaboration technologies like Facebook Workplace and Slack, Wiretap is working to mitigate security risks by spotting and flagging questionable file shares and release of sensitive information. The software solution uses an intuitive algorithm that recognizes keywords to establish

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Ideas: Blockland Cleveland Partnership

Blockchain is an online ledger system best known for hosting Bitcoin and other online currencies. Northeast Ohio wants to establish an ecosystem to be a leader in this technology. Blockland Cleveland recently announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with Toronto-based Blockchain Research Institute to give this area access to groundbreaking information. Click here to watch JumpStart Senior

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SaberLogic Relocates To Akron’s Bounce Innovation Hub

Akron’s Bounce Innovation Hub has signed up a new tenant: SaberLogic, a 24-person software consulting firm, is moving from Wadsworth into the downtown incubator. The company is the developer of Bezlio, a mobile app that helps track and manage remote workforces and allows customers to design their own dashboard without having to write computer code.

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An App For Borrowers Living Paycheck To Paycheck

A few years ago, Travis Holoway, who was working as a financial advisor in New York City, got into a conversation with some friends about payday loans. He couldn’t believe the terms were really as onerous as they said, so he decided to look into the matter himself. That’s when he learned that such lenders

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Entrepreneurs Learn From Groys’ Experience

So, what exactly does an entrepreneur in residence do? “I help clients with business strategies, how to grow their customers, how to put together a pitch, and how to raise money,” responds Gene Groys, an entrepreneur in residence at the Youngstown Business Incubator and JumpStart Inc. in Cleveland. “Or, I show them how to shut

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JumpStart Joining Blockchain Tech Group

The effort to create a center for blockchain development in Cleveland is getting a boost, with the membership of JumpStart Inc. in the Toronto-based Blockchain Research Institute. The institute, known as BRI, is conducting multimillion-dollar research on the impact of blockchain technology on business, government and society. It’s working through more than 70 projects that

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SoLo Funds Is Reimagining Personal Lending

More than three in four Americans — 78 percent — report that they are living paycheck to paycheck, a number which has grown year over year in the last decade. Unexpected car trouble or necessary dental work can be enough to cripple someone who’s struggling just to make ends meet, and unfortunately, fair, safe options

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