The KeyBank Business Boost & Build program provides a different combination of resources and connections for different cities/regions in Ohio.

Click on the city closest to you to find the resources that will help grow your business.

Akron/Canton

Growth Assistance For Tech Startups & Scaleups

Building on more than a decade of work with tech entrepreneurs in Northeast Ohio, the KeyBank Business Boost & Build program allows JumpStart to continue working with local organizations like the Bounce Innovation Hub and The Bit Factory in the Akron/Canton region, to help support the tech ecosystem.

JumpStart will continue to provide local tech startup entrepreneurs with rigorous business assistance from JumpStart’s team of industry experts. To apply for assistance, visit www.jumpstartinc.org/apply.

 

KeyBank Center For Technology, Innovation And Inclusive Growth

The mission of the center is to accelerate the success of women, minorities and rural individuals. Because Akron/Canton is an important region for the new center, JumpStart and KeyBank are working to identify partnerships to connect these audiences with the resources they need.

KeyBank Center for Technology, Innovation and Inclusive Growth partner organizations: 

Akron Urban League
The mission of the Akron Urban League is to improve the quality of life of the citizens of Summit County, particularly African Americans, by advocating and facilitating programs that are economically and educationally transformational, impacting their lives and the lives of future generations.

Conxus NEO
Conxus NEO works to position companies to be more competitive while increasing access to opportunity for Summit County’s residents. The organization partners with businesses to identify the skills they need to fill positions and build a talent pipeline by bringing together business partners, educators, workforce programs, economic development organizations and government agencies.

Cincinnati

KeyBank Center For Technology, Innovation And Inclusive Growth

The mission of the center is to accelerate the success of women, minorities and rural individuals. Because Cincinnati is an important region for the new center, KeyBank and JumpStart are working to identify partnerships to connect these audiences with the resources they need.

KeyBank Center for Technology, Innovation and Inclusive Growth partner organizations: 

  • The Cincinnati Chamber Minority Business Accelerator
    The Cincinnati Chamber Minority Business Accelerator is the flagship economic development initiative of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber focused on growing sizable minority firms. Its mission is to accelerate the development of sizable minority business enterprises and strengthen and expand the regional minority entrepreneurial community.
  • The Cincinnati Minority Business Collaborative
    Launched in 2010, this joint initiative is comprised of eight separate nonprofit organizations serving the regional entrepreneurial community. The collaborative’s members include Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Hamilton County Development Corporation, Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise Initiative, the African American Chamber of Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati USA Hispanic Chamber, Greater Cincinnati Urban League, Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council and SCORE.

Other existing resources for startups and small businesses in Cincinnati can be found here.

Cleveland

Whether you’re a tech entrepreneur or an ambitious small business owner, the KeyBank Business Boost & Build program helps JumpStart provide services needed to scale your business.

 

Growth Assistance For Tech Startups & Scaleups

If you’re a local tech startup entrepreneur, apply for business assistance from JumpStart’s team of entrepreneurial experts or our ecosystem partners. Apply here: www.jumpstartinc.org/apply

 

Growth Assistance For Small Businesses In The City Of Cleveland

If you’re an ambitious small business owner that lives or owns a business in the city of Cleveland, sign up for JumpStart’s Core City: Cleveland to receive free one-on-one business advising services designed to help small business owners grow. Our program also includes an intensive 12-week high impact business assistance program that accelerates the progress of five entrepreneurs in each cohort.

If you’re interested in being part of the Core City: Cleveland program, visit: www.jumpstartinc.org/corecity/

 

Emerging Talent For Growing Companies

The JumpStart Emerging Talent Network (ETN) is a new initiative that connects local companies looking for well-trained interns and employees to highly qualified emerging talent from select Cleveland Metropolitan School District high schools.

Learn more and apply: www.jumpstartinc.org/etn

 

KeyBank Center For Technology, Innovation And Inclusive Growth

The mission of the center is to accelerate the success of women, minorities and rural individuals. Because Cleveland is an important region for the new center, KeyBank and JumpStart are working to identify partnerships to connect these audiences with the resources they need.

KeyBank Center for Technology, Innovation and Inclusive Growth partner organizations: Check back soon! Partnerships in the Cleveland area are currently being developed.

Columbus

KeyBank Center For Technology, Innovation And Inclusive Growth

The mission of the center is to accelerate the success of women, minorities and rural individuals. Because Columbus is an important region for the new center, KeyBank and JumpStart are working to identify partnerships to connect these audiences with the resources they need.

KeyBank Center for Technology, Innovation and Inclusive Growth partner organizations:

Venture for America
Venture for America is a fellowship program for enterprising recent college graduates to launch their careers as entrepreneurs. After five weeks of training, VFA Fellows spend two years helping to build a startup in a U.S. city with an emerging startup ecosystem where they learn how to contribute to a high-growth business. In addition, VFA provides the mentorship, network, and resources Fellows need to become entrepreneurs. Venture for America’s mission is to create economic opportunity in American cities by mobilizing the next generation of entrepreneurs and equipping them with the skills and resources they need to create jobs.

i.c.stars
Formed in 1999, i.c.stars is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization and social enterprise that prepares young adults for technology careers and community leadership. Using project-based learning and full-immersion teaching, i.c.stars has trained more than 400 individuals and places 90 percent of qualified graduates in jobs. Participants see their annual earnings increase by an average of 400 percent as a result of the program. In 2016, i.c.stars opened an affiliate in Columbus, Ohio and in 2018 opened in Milwaukee.

Other existing resources for startups and small businesses in Columbus can be found here.

Dayton

KeyBank Center For Technology, Innovation And Inclusive Growth

The mission of the center is to accelerate the success of women, minorities and rural individuals. Because Dayton is an important region for the new center, KeyBank and JumpStart are working to identify partnerships to connect these audiences with the resources they need.

KeyBank Center for Technology, Innovation and Inclusive Growth partner organizations: 

  • The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
    The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce brings together more than 2,400 businesses and organizations in a nine-county area surrounding Dayton, Ohio. The Chamber strives to improve the region’s business climate and overall standard of living through public policy advocacy, economic development initiatives and providing networking and training opportunities for its members. The Minority Business Partnership (MBP) is an economic development initiative of the Chamber, focused on growing the local economy and strengthening area businesses by leveraging the Dayton region’s minority talent and assets. 
  • The Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC)
    The MBAC is hosted by the City of Dayton’s Human Relations Council and is one of seven programs funded by the State of Ohio’s Development Services Agency. MBAC provides free managerial, certification, technical and procurement assistance to minority, women and small local enterprises in MontgomeryGreeneClarkDarkePrebleMercerAuglaizeShelbyLoganChampaignMadison and Miami counties of Ohio
  • The Wesley Community Center
    The Westley Community Center is a nonprofit faith-based organization offering education services for youth, job placement for adults and nutrition and healthy lifestyle activities for seniors.

Other existing resources for startups and small businesses in Dayton can be found here.

Toledo

KeyBank Center For Technology, Innovation And Inclusive Growth

The mission of the center is to accelerate the success of women, minorities and rural individuals. Because Toledo is an important region for the new center, KeyBank and JumpStart are working to identify partnerships to connect these audiences with the resources they need.

KeyBank Center for Technology, Innovation and Inclusive Growth partner organizations: Check back soon! Partnerships in the Toledo area are currently being developed.

 

Other existing resources for startups and small businesses in Toledo can be found here.

If you don’t see your city or region listed, call 1-855-419-6426 or email info@boostandbuild.org to learn more.