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Jumpstart Inc.


Cleveland, OH

Project Name

The JumpStart MedTech Fund


Seed Fund Support

Award Amount

Federal Share

Non-Federal Share



JumpStart will create a $30-$35M JS MedTech Fund focused on biomedical devices, diagnostics and healthcare IT startups in the Northeast Ohio region in an effort to fill an early-stage capital gap estimated to be as large as $392M in 2014. JumpStart anticipates making 20-25 seed stage investments ranging from $100K to $2M and estimates five-year impacts to include $125m in follow-on investment capital, 25 new business starts, and 210 direct jobs.

Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE)

Build To Scale (B2S)
formerly Regional Innovation Strategies Program (RIS)

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National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (NACIE)

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