Apply Now for Cohort 16

This intensive 12-week business assistance program is designed to provide focused business advising, industry-specific mentoring and collaborative learning. 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).

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the cohort, entrepreneurs must:

  • Live or work in the city of Cleveland

  • Meet with one of our business advisers prior to the application deadline

  • Generate more than $25,000 in annual revenue