JumpStart is a not for profit organization that offers mentoring, business assistance, scaleup, and consultation services. Its services include sales and marketing, growth planning, talent assessment, recruitment, and retention, capital raising, revenue generation, and employees hiring. It is also a venture capital company specializing in investments in imagining or incubating stages, start- ups, pre-seed, seed, and early stage companies led by women and minority entrepreneurs. The Company seeks to invest in the information technology, software, medical technology, power management, energy applications, advanced energy, consumer/business products, electronics controls, sensors, advanced materials, and biosciences industries.

TypeInvestor
HQCleveland, OH, US
Founded2003
Size (employees)104 (est)
Websitejumpstartinc.org
JumpStart was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Cleveland, OH, US

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Key People/Management at JumpStart

Ray Leach

Ray Leach

CEO
Karen Adame

Karen Adame

Managing Partner, Operations
Erin Horne McKinney

Erin Horne McKinney

Managing Partner, Inclusion
Rem Harris

Rem Harris

Senior Partner, Investing
Kendra Gardiner

Kendra Gardiner

Senior Partner, Strategic Initiatives
Jon Grimm

Jon Grimm

Senior Venture Partner
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JumpStart Office Locations

JumpStart has offices in Cleveland, Canton and Toledo
Cleveland, OH, US (HQ)
6701 Carnegie Ave #100
Canton, OH, US
309 Court Ave NW
Toledo, OH, US
709 Madison Ave #101
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JumpStart News and Updates

ACT® Scores Improve for Mississippi High Schools Selected for State Sponsored Pilot Program Utilizing Jumpstart Test Prep Review

Evidence-based research determines significant improvement over best prior scores, with over 70% improving an average of nearly three composite points.

After Reviewing With Jumpstart Test Prep, ACT Scores Improve in All Four Subject Areas for Juniors at East Marion High School

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, and ACT Science scores show improvements over prior best scores

Jumpstart Rebrands as Canvas; Closes $20M to Build World's First Diversity Recruitment Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , May 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Jumpstart, the world's first Diversity Recruitment Platform (DRP) with a mission to make the world more equitable, announced today that the company is rebranding as Canvas. The company also announced $20 million in new funding, led by...

Rangam and Spectrum Fusion Collaboration Empowers Neurodivergent Employees and Job Seekers to Jumpstart their Careers During Autism Acceptance Month

SOMERSET, N.J., April 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Staffing leader Rangam is collaborating with Spectrum Fusion to create an ad campaign designed and produced entirely by individuals on the autism spectrum to highlight open positions at some of the nation's top companies offered through...

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A-Labs Closes $7.5 Million Anchor Investment in INX to Jumpstart The First Ever IPO For Digital Assets

TEL-AVIV, Israel, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A-Labs Advisory & Finance Ltd. ("A-Labs" or the "Company") announce the successful closing of a $7.5m anchor round in INX Limited ("INX"). INX aims to provide a regulated trading platform for digital securities and cryptocurrencies and...
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JumpStart Online and Social Media Presence

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JumpStart Blogs

Cleveland-based PROJiTECH raises $1.4 million in seed round

Cleveland-based PROJiTECH recently closed its $1.4 million seed round for its road construction productivity app OnStation. Indianapolis-based VisionTech Angels led the round, investing $575,000, a news release said. Other backers include HG Ventures of Indianapolis, JumpStart of Cleveland and Golde…

JumpStart Makes Investments in 4 Innovative Tech Companies

JumpStart recently made investments into four Ohio-based tech companies, adding new technologies to our diverse and growing portfolio. These innovative startups offer platforms which seek to solve unique challenges within their sectors. Learn more about the four companies joining our portfolio below…

WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 26: Spotlight On Ohio City

JumpStart and WOVU 95.9FM have partnered to bring you JumpStart Fridays, a show focused on supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs in Cleveland. Over the coming weeks, you’ll hear from local business owners, business assistance and funding experts, community organizations and more as we dive i…

[PODCAST] Founders Unfiltered: A Conversation with Amy Husted

The recently revived Founders Unfiltered interview series has returned as JumpStart’s Freddie Coffey sits down for a candid conversation with Amy Husted, Chief Commercial Officer at Cleveland-based startup smallTalk. Prior to joining smallTalk, Amy co-founded Komae, a Northeast Ohio startup that exi…

WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 25: Spotlight on Kinsman

JumpStart and WOVU 95.9FM have partnered to bring you JumpStart Fridays, a show focused on supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs in Cleveland. Over the coming weeks, you’ll hear from local business owners, business assistance and funding experts, community organizations and more as we dive i…

Neuros Medical receives Breakthrough Device Designation from FDA

Neuros Medical Inc., a neuromodulation-focused medical device company in Willoughby Hills, said it has received Breakthrough Device Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the use of its high-frequency nerve block technology for patients with intractable post-amputation pain. The …
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JumpStart Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was JumpStart founded?

    JumpStart was founded in 2003.

  • Who are JumpStart key executives?

    JumpStart's key executives are Ray Leach, Karen Adame and Erin Horne McKinney.

  • How many employees does JumpStart have?

    JumpStart has 104 employees.

  • Where is JumpStart headquarters?

    JumpStart headquarters is located at 6701 Carnegie Ave #100, Cleveland.

  • Where are JumpStart offices?

    JumpStart has offices in Cleveland, Canton and Toledo.

  • How many offices does JumpStart have?

    JumpStart has 3 offices.