JumpStart provides intensive, high-impact assistance to diverse Northeast Ohio founders leading high potential early-stage companies, working one-on-one with entrepreneurs to establish and achieve value-creating milestones of growth. These include things such as raising capital, generating revenue, hiring employees, forming a board of directors, testing the commercial viability of a product or service, and moving a product or service into the market. No- and low-cost technical assistance may be provided to our clients through entrepreneurs-in-residence as well as in-house marketing and talent attraction/retention programs and as part of JumpStart’s Burton D. Morgan Mentoring Program. In addition, we promote and provide educational and informational events for interested entrepreneurs and community members via events, multimedia efforts and online content.

JumpStart also has its own fund and invests early stage dollars in Northeast Ohio-based companies positioned to excel in high opportunity markets, focusing on entrepreneurs with novel, innovative technologies.

Finally, JumpStart manages and is a partner in an interconnected Network of Greater Cleveland entrepreneurial support programs—including incubators and accelerators, investors, research foundations and education programs—that supply young companies with the capital, mentoring, space and connections they need. Together, these organizations provide an efficient, complementary and cost-effective continuum of resources to the region’s most promising firms.