Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Program a National Model for Economic Competitiveness Congressman Boccieri Gives Ohio a Seat at the Table in Competitiveness Conversation

CLEVELAND, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Rebecca Braun, President of JumpStart Ventures, spoke yesterday at The Congressional Forum on U.S. Economic Competitiveness in Washington D.C. about strategies for increasing the creation of globally-competitive companies and jobs. JumpStart Ventures is the investing arm of JumpStart Inc., a nationally recognized non-profit organization creating economic transformation by providing entrepreneurial development assistance to entrepreneurs leading high potential, early-stage companies.  

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Congressman John Boccieri (D-OH) invited Rebecca to be a panelist because of the impact JumpStart is making in Northeast Ohio. The organization has worked with over 3,000 entrepreneurs to accelerate the growth of their high-potential companies in 21 counties, including those Rep. Boccieri represents, specifically Dream Messenger and the EBO Group in Medina County; VADXX Energy, formerly Vadose Research & Development LLC of Canton in Stark County; and Absorbent Materials Company LLC of Wayne County. JumpStart's work with high potential entrepreneurs has created over 700 jobs and over $269 million in economic impact since 2006.

"JumpStart has an innovative approach to creating a more prosperous future for early-stage businesses in Northeast Ohio, making them a uniquely qualified candidate to ensure our state has a seat at the table in the conversation about national competitiveness," said Boccieri. "By assisting community entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into operating businesses and those businesses into successful ventures, JumpStart is significantly helping to put Northeast Ohio back to work and gives our communities and entrepreneurs the competitive edge in the global marketplace."

Other speakers at The Forum included Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer of the U.S.; James Campbell, President and CEO, GE Appliances and Lighting; and Peter Cleveland, Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs, Intel Corp.

About JumpStart Inc.

JumpStart Inc. is a nationally recognized non-profit organization creating economic transformation by securing resources for and providing resources to entrepreneurs leading high potential early-stage companies. JumpStart provides intensive entrepreneurial development assistance to entrepreneurs leading high potential, early-stage companies, acts as a champion for entrepreneurs by aggressively advocating for the entrepreneurial economy, and focuses on economic inclusion and activities that increase the success of minority and women entrepreneurs in growing high impact companies.

About The Congressional Task Force on Competitiveness

The Congressional Task Force on Competitiveness is a task force of the Democratic Caucus of the House of Representatives focused on identifying strategies to secure America's long term economic prosperity through innovation and globally-competitive job creation. Congressman John Boccieri is an active member of this congressional taskforce, ensuring Ohio has a voice in conversations related to economic growth and competitiveness.

SOURCE JumpStart Inc.


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