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

Cleveland Small Business Impact Program Application

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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.


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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.


PLEASE READ BEFORE HITTING THE SUBMIT BUTTON

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.