JumpStart’s mission is to unlock the full potential of entrepreneurship to transform communities.

Since 2004, JumpStart has championed entrepreneurship as a catalyst for economic development.

Together, let’s light the candles, raise the match to strengthen Northern Ohio’s startups and small businesses.

Help us mark our milestone year.

For two decades, JumpStart has helped fuel Northern Ohio’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, acting as a vital engine for economic development. Our legacy of providing inclusive, accessible business growth opportunities has amplified the impact these entrepreneurs have on their communities.

Our like-minded partners, who share JumpStart’s vision of a more diverse, inclusive and sustainable future, help make our mission of community transformation possible.


Match Money Maximizes Outcomes

Our work depends on a combination of public, private and philanthropic funding. State money JumpStart receives is matched – dollar for dollar – to help amplify impact. To leverage our financial contributions, we’re raising 1:1 match so we can help even more founders, business owners and innovators.

Match Our Growth

Pledge support for entrepreneurship by matching JumpStart’s growth as we drive progress toward a more diverse, inclusive and sustainable future.


Match Our Impact

Help us get more capital into the hands of local startups and small businesses that spark change in their communities by creating jobs and revitalizing neighborhoods.

see their stories

Match Our Public Contributions

Consider matching JumpStart’s state funding to support the tech startups and trailblazers who are on the forefront of innovation in our region.

learn more

Let’s Talk

Complete the form below to receive more information on how you can support or sponsor JumpStart’s 20th anniversary Light the Candles, Raise the Match fundraising campaign, or contact Mary Paxton at 216-363-3409 to discuss your organization’s philanthropic goals.