JumpStart Inc.

The mentoring program at JumpStart was created to expand Northeast Ohio’s capacity to deliver resources and assistance to some of the region's most promising entrepreneurs.

The initiative, supported by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, is focused on channeling the expertise of teams of experienced and successful business leaders to support of the region’s newest technology entrepreneurs.

By doing so, the program gives a boost to promising young companies that could go on to become significant employers in our community.

In this roundtable conversation, JumpStart's Samantha Fryberger is joined by Lee Nielsen, Gordon Daily and Anthony Hughes to discuss the values and benefits of mentoring programs for entrepreneurs.

Direct download: mentoring-roundtable-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:25pm EDT

In 2012, over half of Northeast Ohio companies that attracted outside equity investment received some money from angels.

In this panel discussion, moderated by JumpStart Managing Venture Partner Jerry Frantz, eFuneral Co-Founder Bryan Chaikin, StreamLink Software President and CEO Adam Roth, and Clay Rankin, Manager of North Coast Angel Fund, discuss their experiences and offer advice to young companies seeking and receiving angel investments.

Direct download: AngelPanelPodcast-Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

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