Applications for The summer 2024 Cohort are Now Open!

JumpStart’s signature Small Business Impact Program is an intensive 12-week group-based educational program that provides promising entrepreneurs with:

  • Focused business advising
  • Education on various essential business topics
  • Impactful tools and resources to help business owners pursue growth

The program places a special emphasis on financial projections and capital pitches, culminating in a pitch competition where participants will present to a panel of judges for a chance to take home up to $10,000.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Cleveland Impact Program, entrepreneurs must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Operate business within the Greater Cleveland area

  • Meet with a business advisor during the application process

  • Generate more than $25,000 in annual revenue

Small Business Impact Program Application

Contact Information

This program is currently only taught in English. If you still wish to apply, complete the rest of the application, and a business advisor will reach out to you to discuss what additional support you may need to learn in English.

Company Information

Business Concept

Demographic Information
Your feedback is important. JumpStart collects information on race, gender, and ethnicity to help advance improved economic outcomes for all entrepreneurs, including those historically disconnected from resources like capital, high-impact services, and network connections. The data demonstrates the impact to funders, community stakeholders, and civic leaders and informs our resource delivery practices. Thank you for completing this section.

Program Goals

Program Agreement
Please note that filling out this application does not guarantee you a spot in this next upcoming cohort. Spots for this opportunity are very limited! You may also be added to a waitlist and contacted for a future cohort covering this same topic. If you are selected as a participant, JumpStart will notify you.


In order to serve you, JumpStart personnel will need to familiarize themselves with your business and financial status. By agreeing to these terms, you agree to provide JumpStart with the business and financial information necessary to carry out its assessment. JumpStart will treat this information carefully and confidentially, and will share it publicly only when aggregated with other clients (unless you have previously made the information public). As part of JumpStart's normal collaborative work, the organization will share information with its partner organizations only if it believes it will benefit you and your business. Advice and opinions given by JumpStart to you and your company are intended solely for your benefit. JumpStart disclaims and you waive all warranties related to the assistance it provides to you. Neither JumpStart nor its directors, officers or employees shall be liable to you for damages, including, without limitation, loss of profit or business opportunity.