Core City: Cleveland Impact Program
Are you interested in taking your business to the next level? If so, our Core City: Cleveland Impact Program can provide you with the tools to do so.
Twice a year, a cohort of five high-potential businesses join the Core City: Cleveland Impact Program, an intensive 12-week business assistance program designed to provide focused business advising, industry-specific mentoring and collaborative learning. Over the course of these 12 weeks, the cohort will work intensively on various key business issues, with significant emphasis on financial projections and capital pitches.
The Impact Program then culminates in a demo day-style competition where the entire cohort will pitch to a panel of judges for a chance to take home up to $10,000 to grow their businesses (all other cohort participants receive $2,500).
Applications for the next cohort close on December 17, 2018.
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 Lamont.Mackley@jumpstartinc.org.
Upcoming Core City Events
Watch Our 2018 Core City: Cleveland Pitch Competition
Join us to support 10 entrepreneurs that live or own a business in the city of Cleveland during our third annual Core City: Cleveland Pitch Competition.
When: November 14, 2018 – 5:30-8 pm
RSVP: Click here to register »
Core City: Cleveland Blog Posts
Consult 2 Code Takes Home The $10,000 Prize At Core City: Cleveland Fall Entrepreneur ShowcaseOn Wednesday, December 5, Core City: Cleveland Impact Program participant Angel Washington delivered the winning pitch for her business, Consult 2 Code, during the program’s culminating entrepreneur showcase—taking home the top prize of $10,000 to grow her business. Inspired to start...
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.