The Core City: Cleveland Program

Core City: Cleveland offers free one-on-one business advising services to any entrepreneur or small business owner who lives or owns a business in the city of Cleveland. In these free sessions, JumpStart advisors will help you identify key tasks for your business, develop a plan for achieving them and access the people and resources you need to grow.

To make an appointment, complete the form below. Evening appointments are available.



Complete the form below to schedule an appointment with our team today and get free personalized assistance to help you grow your business. Evening appointments are available.
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This program is supported by the KeyBank Business Boost & Build program, the Cleveland Foundation and the City of Cleveland.


Core City: Cleveland Encore Mentoring Program

JumpStart’s Encore Mentoring Program is a highly sought-after, no-cost advisory resource for entrepreneurs who are residents or have business interest in Cleveland and are looking to take their businesses to the next level. Through formal mentoring relationships, the program offers a select group of business clients the opportunity to gain rare access to key support resources, a vastly expanded network of contacts and the region’s top entrepreneurs, executives and experts.

With the creation of a formal advisory program, we have built a network of remarkable volunteers inspired by their desire and passion and the shared idea that through effective mentoring, we can impact Cleveland’s communities and unlock the full potential of our region’s most promising entrepreneurs – which in turn will lead to the accelerated transformation of our entire community.

If you’re interested in participating as an entrepreneur (mentee) or a mentor in the program, contact Lamont Mackley at

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.