Apply Now for JumpStart's Small Business Impact Program

Applications for the Spring 2022 cohort of JumpStart's Small Business Impact Program are now open.

This intensive 12-week business assistance program is designed to provide focused business advising, industry-specific mentoring and collaborative learning. The cohort will work intensively on various key business issues, with significant emphasis on financial projections and capital pitches.  The Impact Program then culminates in a demo day-style competition where the entire cohort will pitch to a panel of judges for a chance to take home up to $10,000 to grow their businesses (all other cohort participants receive $2,500).

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the cohort, entrepreneurs must:

  • Live or work in the city of Cleveland
  • Meet with one of our business advisers before January 17, 2022
  • Generate more than $25,000 in annual revenue

Key Dates

  • Applications Close – 1/24/22
  • Decision Announcement – 2/11/22
  • Cohort Starts – 2/25/22
  • Entrepreneur Showcase – 5/18/22

Class Dates

Cohort classes are held every Friday from February 25 through May 13, 2022. Due to COVID-19, all classes will be delivered virtually. JumpStart will work to accommodate individuals with limited access to technology who would like to participate.

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