About JumpStart

JumpStart assists Northwest Ohio tech entrepreneurs as a member of Ohio Third Frontier’s Entrepreneurial Services Provider (ESP) program, working alongside three other regional collaborators—ProMedica Innovations, Mercy Health and the University of Toledo—as part of the ESP program’s mission to help tech startups grow, thrive and transform the Ohio economy.

JumpStart also provides business assistance to non-tech businesses in Northeast and Northwest Ohio through additional community partnerships.

Meet our team

A Commitment to Fighting Systemic Racism

JumpStart stands with all Black and Brown Americans, for whom systemic racism has been an ever-present barrier to individual and collective progress.

Our mission is to unlock the full potential of diverse and ambitious entrepreneurs to transform entire communities. We acknowledge this mission cannot be achieved while systemic racism remains.

This is a human rights issue, a public health crisis and a barrier to economic growth for all Americans. For these reasons, we will act with urgency alongside partners who share the goal of eradicating racism in all forms.

As we turn our individual and collective pain into purpose and action, we are committed to working with our non-profit and institutional partners, innovators, entrepreneurs and small businesses to make significant progress toward a more diverse, inclusive and equitable future.