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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12 Disruptive Health Tech Startups Selected To join Plug And Play Cleveland Innovation Platform

We’ve written frequently about Plug and Play over the past year. Back in March, the world’s largest startup accelerator Plug and Play accepted 111 Startups into six of its accelerator programs. Yesterday, Plug and Play Cleveland, the global innovation platform matching health tech startups and corporate partners to disrupt the healthcare system and improve patient

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Checkpoint Surgical Completes $8.8M Equity Financing To Fuel Growth And Add Key New Talent

Checkpoint Surgical, Inc., a privately held U.S. based medical device company with proprietary neurostimulation technology for nerve protection and repair, announced today the completion of an $8.8 million preferred series capital raise led by Mutual Capital Partners, a Cleveland based venture fund investing in rapidly growing, post-revenue technology businesses. Existing backers, First Analysis, a growth

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Health Technology Company GenomOncology Expands Its Board

Cleveland health care technology company GenomOncology LLC announced that it has added Jonathan Seaton, former senior vice president for corporate and business development at Illumina Inc. (Nasdaq: ILMN), to its board of directors. The addition of Seaton gives GenomOncology a total of six board members. In a news release, Brad Wertz, the executive chairman of

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JumpStart Commits Cash To Canton’s Innovation District

The Cleveland-based nonprofit JumpStart Inc. has committed funding and assistance to the city’s innovation district. It would be the first time JumpStart, which reports having invested millions in Northeast Ohio startups in the past 15 years, went beyond a “modest partnership” in Stark County, said CEO Ray Leach. “This is the first real significant partnership

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JumpStart Hires First Full-Time Employee Dedicated To Blockland

Cleveland’s blockchain initiative now has its first full-time employee, hired by tech venture development organization JumpStart. Kenneth Clarke will be project manager for Blockland, a drive to make Cleveland a center for blockchain technology and startups spearheaded by luxury car dealer Bernie Moreno. He begins Oct. 1. “Everybody has jumped on board,” Clarke said. “This

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Ohio City Incorporated Adopts Mezu As Its Official Payment App

Ohio City Incorporated is pleased to announce that Mezu, Cleveland’s hometown money app will be the Presenting Sponsor and official payment app for the 2018 Ohio City Street Festival. The Ohio City Street Festival will take place September 23, 2018 from Noon to 8pm. Featuring more than 40 vendors representing Ohio City restaurants, retailers, West

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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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