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Apply Now For The Core City: Cleveland Impact Program
We’re now accepting applications for the Spring 2018 cohort of the Core City: Cleveland Impact Program.
This intensive 12-week business assistance program provides focused business advising and industry-specific mentoring for a select group of five core city entrepreneurs—culminating in a demo day-style competition, where participants pitch to a panel of judges for a chance to take home up to $10,000 to grow their business.
Email us at CoreCity@jumpstartinc.org to get your application. Submissions are due by January 19.
Upcoming Core City Events
Spending Smart: How To Use Your Money To Grow Your Business
Join us for a conversation about where, when and how to allocate money to your business in order to maximize its growth potential.
When: January 31, 2018 – 5:30-8 pm
RSVP: Click here to register
Watch Our “Pitch Your Business Competition”
Come to support 10 Core City: Cleveland entrepreneurs as they pitch their business to our panel of judges! Each business will have four minutes to share their business idea with the potential to win $2,500.
When: April 18, 2018– 5:30-8 pm
RSVP: Click here to register
Core City: Cleveland Pitch Competition 2018
Do you live or own a business in Cleveland or one of its neighborhoods? Want to pitch your business in front of a live audience for a chance to win $2,500?
Schedule your appointment with a Core City: Cleveland advisor today!
- To be eligible for the April 18 competition, you must first make an appointment for office hours to review your pitch with one of our business advisors no later than February 28, 2018. All finalists will be notified by March 16.
- To make an appointment for office hours email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216.456.2670.
- Any participants who have received at least $500 from JumpStart in the past will also not be eligible for the competition.
10 finalists will be selected for the competition. These finalists will then receive additional assistance from the Core City team to refine their pitches.
On April 18, all finalists will pitch at JumpStart in front of a live audience and a panel of judges. The winner will take home $2,500, while the other finalists will each receive $500.
All are invited to watch these pitches and network with event attendees–click here to register as a spectator.
Core City: Cleveland Blog Posts
Urban Kutz Barbershop Takes Top Prize At The Core City: Cleveland Entrepreneur ShowcaseOn December 6, Core City: Cleveland Impact Program participant Waverly Willis pitched his business, Urban Kutz Barbershop, during the program’s culminating entrepreneur showcase—taking home the top prize of $10,000 to grow his business. At Urban Kutz, Waverly juggles duty as...
Directions To Core City: Cleveland
Core City: Cleveland is headquarted in the offices of JumpStart Inc. at MidTown Tech Park, situated between Euclid and Carnigie, just east of E 66th Street.
From The West
By Car: Drive east on Euclid Ave. Right turn after E 66th Street.
By Bus: Ride the Healthline from Downtown to the E 66th Street Station.
From The East
By Car: Drive west on Carnegie Ave. Right turn after E 69th Street.
By Bus: Ride the Healthline from the Cleveland Clinic area to the E 69th Street Station.