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:

Per Scholas
Per Scholas is a national nonprofit that drives positive and proven social change in communities across the country. Through rigorous and tuition-free technology training and professional development, the organization prepares motivated and curious adults who are unemployed or underemployed for successful careers as technology professionals, and creates onramps to businesses in need of their talents. Today, Per Scholas provides solutions in eight cities across the country: Atlanta, GA; Greater Boston, MA; Greater Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; the National Capital Region; Newark, NJ and New York, NY. To date, Per Scholas has trained 10,000 individuals, helping them build lasting, life changing skills and careers in technology.

Jewish Family Services
Founded in 1908, Jewish Family Services is a community-based organization whose mission is to strengthen individuals, families and the community. Rooted in a rich history of Jewish values, the organization helps individuals of all races, ethnicities and religions in the two most important aspects of their lives: family and work. Through a unique combination of mental health and workforce development services, Jewish Family Services help people and families become stronger.

Women’s Center for Economic Opportunity
The Women’s Center for Economic Opportunity seeks to elevate and empower diverse, low to moderate income women entrepreneurs and leaders with training and development, mentoring, purposeful networking and access to needed resources using financial capacity-building classes, social media and live convenings on business development and technology/innovation.

Columbus State Community College
Columbus State Community College is Central Ohio’s front door to higher education and a leader in advancing our region’s prosperity. With a mission to educate and inspire by providing students with the opportunity to achieve their goals, the college provides students with a well‐rounded educational experience that develops critical thinking skills and a broader knowledge of the larger world around them.

Columbus Department of Neighborhoods – My Brothers Keeper Initiative
In February 2014, President Barack Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. The My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge seeks to inspire community leaders and encourage their commitment to ensuring all young people can succeed. In Columbus, the community has accepted this challenge, working with individuals and organizations across the city to determine how they can better collaborate to continue creating better opportunities for boys and young men of color.

Tech Corps

Founded in 1995, TECH CORPS develops and deploys technology programs and tech-savvy volunteers to assist K-12 schools and youth-serving organizations across the country. To date, more than 10,000 TECH CORPS volunteers have shared their time and talents assisting schools and nonprofit organizations in their communities–building the framework and infrastructure to swiftly and efficiently meet the changing technology needs of our nation’s K-12 students and schools.

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.