JumpStart President Cathy Belk To Speak At “Conservative Thought And Sustainability” Forum In Conjunction With The Republican National Convention

CLEVELAND, OH – On Wednesday, July 20, JumpStart President Cathy Belk will speak at a forum showcasing leading conservative thinkers who focus on environmental sustainability. She will focus on how to build an economy of entrepreneurs and innovators. The event, organized by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), will be held, 12:00 pm – 4:00

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270 Companies Generated More Than $1.4 Billion In Economic Impact For Ohio In 2015 And Have Created 2,313 Direct Jobs

Cleveland State Report Measures Yearly Economic Impact of Companies Assisted by JumpStart and Other ESP Partners in Northeast Ohio Last year, 270 companies supported by JumpStart and its partners in the Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Signature Program (ESP) generated more than$1.4 billion in economic impact for the state of Ohio, according to an annual report from The Center for Economic Development at Cleveland

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Startup Job And Spending Numbers Skyrocket In JumpStart Survey

Here’s a surprisingly large number. The 270 startups who responded to a survey conducted by JumpStart spent $777 million on labor and other goods and services in Ohio last year — nearly triple the $279 million figure from the 2014 survey. Whoa. Those companies, who work with JumpStart and 14 other local organizations that receive

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Heart Tech Company Endotronix Pumps In $32 Million Funding Round

Endotronix, a west suburban company that builds devices that could help patients manage heart failure, has raised $32 million in new funding. The Woodridge-based company has built a system to manage patients with advanced heart failure through medical devices and software. Patients would receive an implant in their heart, then take a measurement of their heart pressure

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3 Providers Of Best Pet Insurance Plans For Dogs

We love our dogs like family members. For many pet owners, dogs are like furry children. Caring for these animals includes not only supplying food and toys, but also proper veterinary care which often costs a lot of money. Below, I list three best pet insurance for dogs plans that will cut your vet visit costs by a large margin.

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‘Just Do It:’ Hotcards CEO’s Advice From StartupScaleup

CLEVELAND, OH — Keep a positive attitude. That was the advice from the CEO of Hotcards.com, an online design and printing company, at JumpStart’s second annual StartupScaleup event. John Gadd, who acquired Hotcards with a group of investors in 2012, spoke about the ways that he and his co-workers keep their passions fired up. Though

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How Do You Pitch An Electronically Connected Teddy Bear? StartupScaleup

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Three companies went home with $5,000 from the Sidewalk to Stage Pitch Competition at the StartupScaleup Parihug, StyleMyEvent.com, and KinderKits came out on top at the end of StartupScaleup, a one-day confab of entrepreneurs hosted by Cleveland nonprofit JumpStart. Parihug, which makes electronically connected teddy bears that let loved ones hug each other

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‘Have A story:’ Kumar Arora’s Advice At Startup Scaleup 2016

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Kumar Arora is a man with many ventures and interests. As an entrepreneur and investor behind many notable startups and brands, his face is well-known in the Cleveland small-business community.  Some of his ventures include Ilthy and Black Rose Marketing. Most recently, he will appear as an investor on Lebron James new

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Brainstorm, Pitch, Meet A Mentor: What JumpStart’s StartupScaleup Looks Like

CLEVELAND, OH — Entrepreneurs could meet mentors, pitch their inventions and brainstorm with other bright minds Tuesday at JumpStart’s second annual StartupScaleup event in Gordon Square. Sessions featured all sorts of specifics, from Etsy to the newest trend in fitness, with local experts sharing their experiences. Held all over the Gordon Square arts district, you could learn

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At StartupScaleup, JumpStart Unveils Investments From Diversity-Focused Fund

JumpStart just announced five new investments that align with its revised mission statement. The Cleveland nonprofit recently invested $350,000 in five startups via a new fund that focuses on female and minority entrepreneurs, CEO Ray Leach announced at JumpStart’s StartupScaleup conference. He noted that a Rootstown company called BioMendics — which has developed a gel

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Believeland: How Collaboration and Inclusion Drive Innovation In Ohio

“Welcome to Believeland!,” was the enthusiastic greeting from Ray Leach, CEO of JumpStart, Inc., to an audience of entrepreneurs, venture capital investors, nonprofits, foundations, government entities, universities, and corporations, who were among the hundreds gathered for JumpStart, Inc.’s Second Annual Startup ScaleUp event in Cleveland.  Believeland is a fitting moniker for a city that is

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Make It A Double, Tom Lix: Startup Scaleup

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Whiskey-making is an old, time-bound process, or so folks in Kentucky and Tennessee will tell you. But Tom Lix, from Northeast Ohio, is changing that. Lix is, in fact, helping to disrupt the distilled-spirits business through his startup company, Cleveland Whiskey. A whiskey-maturation process that takes traditional distillers six and a half years

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