5 Ways Brick And Mortar Stores Can Edge Out Amazon

Online shopping giants like Amazon can alarm small business owners, making them worried their brick and mortar storefronts can’t compete. But successful local Cleveland entrepreneurs like Mike Malley of Malley’s Chocolates think that shopping in-person still has an edge. “We look at chocolate as a fun experience,” he said in a panel at JumpStart’s Startup Scaleup

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How Do We Encourage More Women To Enter Tech?

Cleveland.com asked three women in tech how to encourage more women to enter tech, at JumpStart’s Startup Scaleup event on Tuesday. The more women who succeed in tech, the more women will see a path for their own success, venture capitalist Monique Woodard said. “Just seeing examples of success is really important,” Woodard said. Read

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What Challenges Do Women Face In Tech?

Cleveland.com asked three women in tech about the challenges women sometimes face in their industry at JumpStart’s Startup Scaleup Tuesday. What did they have to say? Venture capital has been a boys club, and it’s been difficult for women entrepreneurs to break into those networks, Monique Woodard said. Women entrepreneurs pitch their ideas differently than

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What Does It Take To Be Successful In Tech?

Cleveland.com asked three women in tech what it takes for women to be successful in their industry at Cleveland’s Startup Scaleup event on Tuesday. The answer? The same thing as it takes for men be successful, Gerri Kahnweiler, founding partner of InvestHER, a venture capital firm with a focus on women. You need to be hardworking, and willing

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Startup Scaleup 2018 Speaker: Diversity Needed In Entrepreneur Ranks

Entrepreneurs who don’t look like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg often ask venture capitalist Monique Woodard if they will have a harder time getting funding because they are female, a person of color or older than 40. “I say, you don’t have any choice, do you?” Woodard said Tuesday to an audience at Startup Scaleup, the

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Startup Scaleup Event Draws In Cleveland’s Entrepreneurs

Cleveland’s JumpStart hosted its fourth annual StartUp ScaleUp conference today to celebrate the region’s entrepreneurs. The day-long event featured panels and interactive activities facilitating entrepreneurial growth, funding and finding talent. Ray Leach is the CEO of JumpStart, the event’s organizer. He says the goal of the conference is to educate attendees, but also to promote

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Startup Scaleup To Bring In Female Tech Pros To Cleveland

Women are not fairly represented in the tech world. And that’s a problem – for women, of course, and for men, too. If investors shut down women’s ideas, you miss out on what could become your favorite phone app, or a product to make your life easier. If venture capitalists don’t include women in decision

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Startup Scaleup To Bring In Female Tech Pros To Cleveland

Women are not fairly represented in the tech world. And that’s a problem – for women, of course, and for men, too. If investors shut down women’s ideas, you miss out on what could become your favorite phone app, or a product to make your life easier. If venture capitalists don’t include women in decision making, you lose the

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Personal View: Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners Know Nobody Grows Alone

In 2015, JumpStart launched a festival-style summer event called Startup Scaleup. Our idea was to bring together all the different people we work with — tech founders, investors, small business owners, corporate leaders, public sector leaders and the heads of major philanthropic and nonprofit organizations. Clearly these people have different goals and objectives in their day

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