“Talent may be evenly distributed, but opportunity is not.” Between 2011 and 2013, companies with a female CEO got only 3% of the total venture capital dollars available. That’s $1.5 billion out of the total $50.8 billion invested in that two year period—a tiny slice of the pie. This year’s Crunchies, the Oscars for the
Diversity and inclusion have always been critical pieces of JumpStart’s mission. Cathy Belk, president of the Cleveland-based investment nonprofit, believes expanding those opportunities will help Northeast Ohio blossom into a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship. Belk said JumpStart’s commitment to diversity starts internally. Women comprise 60% of the nonprofit’s staff and play a significant role
OnShift, a post-acute care and senior living staff scheduling software company in Cleveland, is shifting into a higher gear after closing $18 million in Series D financing. Health Velocity Capital led the round, which also includes participation from OnShift’s existing institutional investors Draper Triangle Ventures, Early Stage Partners, Fifth Third Capital, HLM Venture Partners, North
Dressing the kids for school has turned into a business. Eduwear, founded by Nikki Mace and Michele Porter, incorporates educational concepts into a child’s clothing. The clothing is designed to engage a child and parent through interactive patches to focus on the child’s intellectual, social, and emotional development. Nikki Mace recently sat down with JumpStart
Cathy Belk, president of JumpStart, is one of the panelists for Smart Women 2016. If anyone has a front row seat to observe success in the making, it’s probably Cathy Belk, president of the nonprofit organization JumpStart Inc., which has funded startups and helped accelerate numerous businesses the past 11 years. But there’s a little
JumpStart says it will continue providing operating support to North Coast Angel Fund through 2022. Those services are worth an estimated $1 million, according to a news release from JumpStart, a Cleveland nonprofit that works with local entrepreneurs. JumpStart has provided operating support to North Coast Angel Fund since the fund was created in 2006.
Cleveland-Based Venture Development Organization Continues its Support and Commitment to the Country’s 5th Largest Angel Investing Group Recognizing the importance and impact of angel investment to the Northeast Ohio high-tech economy, JumpStart Inc. recently announced a new $1 million commitment to support the operations of the North Coast Angel Fund (NCAF) through 2022. With this
Health insurance helps most people control the out-of-pocket costs of medical bills. But when their pets face health issues, there is often no financial assistance with owners paying in full for each veterinarian visit. This can lead to a difficult decision — saving money or their pet’s life. Cleveland, Ohio’s, Embrace Pet Insurance has created
Fox Business’ Liz Claman interviews JumpStart CEO Ray Leach about the new Focus Fund, created to invest seed capital in tech-based companies led by minority or female entrepreneurs throughout Ohio – as well as those willing to move to the state.
Over the past decade, Healthcare Informatics has recognized healthcare leadership teams who have gone above and beyond in their use of information technology solutions with the Innovator Awards. But those innovators could not have achieved such success without dedicated vendor partners. To that end, Healthcare Informatics announces the winners of the second annual Leading Edge
In a world where a vast majority of companies are competing to come out on top, much of their success can be determined by a number of key factors. These elements, which include convenient access to financial assets, the ability to attract and retain talent and, of course, the novel ideas on which the company
Funds Will Help the Program Expand to New Businesses in New Sectors Late last month, Burton D. Morgan Foundation awarded more than $3.2 million in grants to promote entrepreneurship in Northeast Ohio, including $1 million over three years to JumpStart’s Burton D. Morgan Mentoring Program. The program was launched in March, 2012 as a way