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Who We Are

The following people work for accelerators, incubators, startups, angel funds and other organizations dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship across the 21 counties of Northeast Ohio. By working together, these organizations provide a comprehensive continuum of resources and support for startups and their diverse entrepreneurs.

Working with Entrepreneurs

Dennis Cocco Dennis Cocco
Entrepreneurial Network Manager, JumpStart / Co-Director, Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise (GLIDE)
440.366.4310
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Bob Anthony Robert Anthony
Director of Entrepreneurial Services: Life Sciences, Akron Global Business Accelerator
330.375.2139
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Bob Cohen Bob Cohen
CEO, Braintree Business Development Center
419.525.1614
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Jim Cossler Jim Cossler
Chief Evangelist and Entrepreneurial Expert, Youngstown Business Incubator
330.746.5003
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Dave Crain Dave Crain
Director, Entrepreneurial Services at MAGNET
216.391.7002
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Barb Ewing Barb Ewing
Chief Operations Officer, Youngstown Business Incubator
330.746.5003
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Todd Federman Todd Federman
Executive Director, North Coast Angel Fund
800.975.5846
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Anthony Margida Anthony Margida, Ph. D
Director of Entrepreneurial Services, Akron Global Business Accelerator
330.375.2232
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Stan McDermott Stan McDermott
Director and Head, Center for Clinical Trials and Product Development, ABIA
330.572.1668
Clay Rankin Clay Rankin
Manager, North Coast Angel Fund
800.975.5846
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Cliff Reynolds Cliff Reynolds
Co-Director, Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise (GLIDE)
440.366.4310
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Dave Salay Dave Salay
Senior Program Manager, Ohio Aerospace Institute
440.962.3000
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Jon Grimm Jon Grimm
Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Youngstown Business Incubator
330.746.5003
Russ Donda Russ Donda
Entrepreneur-In-Residence - BioSensors, Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise (GLIDE), BioEnterprise, JumpStart
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Vinny Gupta Vinny Gupta
Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Advanced Materials, JumpStart
216.363.6888
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Maria Schimer Maria Schimer J.D.
General Counsel, Northeast Ohio Medical University
330.325.6356
Bob Sopko Bob Sopko
Entrepreneur-In-Residence, JumpStart and Youngstown Business Incubator
330.746.5003
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Bill Hagstrand Bill Hagstrand
Senior Director, Cluster Acceleration
Team NEO
216.363.3887
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Working with Communities

Patricia Grospiron Patricia Grospiron
Principal, Entrepreneurial Network Management
216.456.2643
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