Seven Local Businesses To Pitch For $10K Top Prize At Impact Program Showcase

JumpStart’s upcoming Small Business Showcase will highlight seven Cleveland-based entrepreneurs pitching for a chance to take home $10,000 to grow their business. The virtual showcase, taking place on Tuesday, Dec. 7, includes participants from JumpStart’s Fall Small Business Impact Program, a 12-week small business accelerator providing industry-specific mentoring and peer learning. Each small business owner will present their business plan to a live virtual audience and panel of judges for at the top prize, and all participants will receive at least $2,500.

Get To Know The Fall Impact Program Participants:

Torre Says
Torre Escott
Torre Says is a streamlined real estate solutions provider that helps investors meaningfully find, develop, manage and sell distressed properties. Founder Torre Escott aims to build wealth for both the investors and residents, all while creating equity equality in the communities they touch.


I AM Well Holistic
Tionna Haugabrook
I AM Well Holistic specializes in organic, handmade & 100% herbal wellness products. They offer an organic skincare line, a variety of wellness supplements, energy stones, spiritual novelties and books that serve as tools for elevation and growth. I AM Well Holistic is governed by the integrity of holistic remedies at affordable prices for those with personal health concerns.


Synergy Service Solutions, LLC
Andrea McClendon
Synergy Service Solutions aims to provide technology-embracing individuals an opportunity to work from home with vetted, established and locally positioned companies. Skillset, work experience and personal interest are used to identify a match with a virtual position. Synergy Service Solutions supports Fortune 500 businesses involved in industries such as leisure travel, utility companies, major online and big-box retailers, and many more.


Professional Inspiration, LLC
Chanelle Walker
Professional Inspiration provides educators with uplifting and engaging professional development opportunities from the teacher’s perspective. Chanelle Walker founded Professional Inspiration to focus on teacher wellness and the prevention of teacher burnout, empowering educators to thrive and sustain their passion for their profession.


Made Cleveland
Ash O’Connor
Made Cleveland serves as a one-stop-shop for local Cleveland goods. It is primarily an online marketplace with pop-up shops occurring throughout the year. Ash O’Connor started Made Cleveland as a way to embolden entrepreneurship and make it easier for creators to gain local and national visibility.


Chanelle’s Treatz LLC
Chanelle Harris
Located in Shaker Square, Chanelle’s Treatz is a bakery that specializes in custom and unique cakes and pastries. They provide desserts for holidays, special events & corporate catering, as well as cake decorating classes.


Reframe Collective, LLC
Shelli Reeves
Reframe History is Virtual African American History Museum that is dedicated to keeping stories alive through archiving the past, recording the present, and advocating for the future. Reframe History is building virtual exhibitions and sharing tools to help individuals and organizations document past and present history. Through this, they encourage people to ask fundamental questions about our society so that all stories are considered equal in the future.


There is no cost to participate in the Impact Program, which is offered to Cleveland-area businesses three times per year. The Small Business Showcase is free and open to the public, guests can register online here.