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This application is not the only way for early stage Northeast Ohio-based tech companies to access resources of the Network. If you know you are interested in a service offered by GLIDE or would like lab space at Akron Global Business Accelerator, you can and should feel free to reach out to that partner directly. (Be aware, some support organizations ultimately will direct you back here to apply before accepting you into their program.)


If you choose to apply to the funds and services of the JumpStart Entrepreneurial Network today, the 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 can also ask any questions at that time, so you understand how the resources in Northeast Ohio can help you grow your company.


The Network’s direct services and funds are designed for those entrepreneurs following the highest growth path, interested in raising significant outside capital (in exchange for ownership) to fund that growth, and 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.


Here are a few tips to keep in mind before you fill out 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.


  • We have some tips on what we and other investors look for in our online toolkit.


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

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If you run into any issues (technical or otherwise) while completing the form, please call 216.363.3400 or email askjs@jumpstartinc.org. We’ll help you through the process or send you another form directly.