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The Network’s direct services and funds are designed for entrepreneurs following the highest growth path, interested in raising significant outside funding and/or operating in a technology industry in which significant growth is possible.

These resources are also the best fit for entrepreneurs who have already made significant progress against validating their idea or concept. All funding and services are for entrepreneurs with companies in the 21 counties of Northeast Ohio.

The application process is designed to capture information about your business and your approach to growth. We use the background you supply to assess which Network resources are the best fit to support your startup.

After you submit this form, you will be contacted by a JumpStart representative who will discuss your plans, ask any questions which will be helpful in this assessment or refer you to the right resource for your next step. You will also have an opportunity at this time to ask questions to better understand how the resources in Northeast Ohio can help you grow your company.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind before you begin the application form:

  • This application requires a description of your business and your current capital needs. Take a look at the form first to make sure you have all the information you need.
  • You must fill out the application in one sitting. The form does not save your data mid-process, so please don’t refresh the application page.
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Please note, you will be redirected to JumpStart’s website to complete the application form which acts as a centralized intake for all organizations within the network.

You’ll be contacted after your application is received. Please ask questions about next steps at that time. If you need clarification, email us.