We Fund. You Grow.

JumpStart helps entrepreneurs access the capital they need to launch and quickly scale their ventures.

We invest from multiple venture capital funds, including one focused solely on supporting tech ventures led by women and people of color across the state of Ohio.

Through our nonprofit Evergreen Fund, we invest seed capital in the highest potential companies across Northern Ohio.

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Our Focus Fund invests seed capital in tech-based companies led by female entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color throughout Ohio.

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The JumpStart NEXT Fund is a for-profit venture fund focused on early-stage technology startups located in Ohio.

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Scaling Up, Staying Home: Able

“It was important to me to be a growth story in Cleveland.”

“JumpStart just has a plethora of resources … and really seems to be connected to this vison of not just getting a great financial return, but also helping build something that lifts the entire local ecosystem.”

Gerald Hetrick, Able

Startup Services

Along with venture capital funding, JumpStart provides companies with access to critical resources in areas like operations, marketing, finance and talent recruitment. In addition to 1:1 advising, we offer deep-dive workshops and accelerator programs to help entrepreneurs avoid pitfalls.

EIR Technical Assistance

JumpStart’s Entrepreneurs-In-Residence (EIRs) have deep expertise and industry-specific knowledge to guide startups in areas of finance, marketing and business operations.

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Launch Your Mvp Program

Launch Your MVP is an accelerated program providing the structure to help you round out your launch initiatives and get you ready to push your product out for customer use.

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Burton D. Morgan Mentoring

This program provides advice and critical experience in areas such as sales, marketing, venture capital fundraising, board formation/management and human resources.

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Connecting Top Tech Talent

Whether we’re working with companies to find the right employees, or helping job seekers find great opportunities, our team is focused on matching the right people with the right workplace.

In addition, we also offer a variety of enhanced talent services designed to help employers locate, hire and keep the best possible candidates.

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Upcoming Tech Startup Events