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15 Aug, 2016, 09:00 ET JumpStart® Partners With Random House Children's Books To Launch Book Series Based On Wildly Popular School Of Dragons Game

JumpStart®, the leader in learning-based games for kids, today announced that it will release a non-fiction companion book series tied to its...


24 Jun, 2016, 09:00 ET JumpStart® Announces School of Dragons Expansion Pack - Return to Dragon Island

 JumpStart®, the leader in learning-based games for kids, today announced the launch of Return to Dragon Island, the latest in their...


18 Dec, 2015, 09:00 ET JumpStart® Announces School Of Dragons Expansion Pack - Battle For The Edge

 Prior to the world premiere of DreamWorks Animation's Netflix original series Dragons: Race to the Edge Season 2 on January 8th,...


01 Dec, 2014, 09:20 ET JumpStart Launches New Brand Website To Serve As Hub For Its 52 Million Players Worldwide & Provide Easy Access To All Its Learning-Based Games

 JumpStart®, the leader in learning-based games for kids, today announced the launch of a new brand website at www.jumpstart.com to house...


25 Nov, 2014, 09:00 ET JumpStart® Launches Penguins Of Madagascar: Dibble Dash Mobile Game Featuring The Hilarious Super Spies From The Upcoming DreamWorks Animation Film

JumpStart®, the leader in learning-based games for kids, today announced the launch of its new mobile game Penguins of Madagascar: Dibble...


30 Sep, 2014, 09:05 ET JumpStart® Launches School Of Dragons: Alchemy Adventure

JumpStart®, the leader in learning-based games for kids, today announced the launch of its new mobile game School of Dragons: Alchemy...


03 Sep, 2014, 13:00 ET JumpStart Transitions to Microsoft Azure Scalable Cloud Technology

Today, JumpStart®, the leader in learning-based games for kids, announced a strategic alliance with Microsoft Corp. to transition its web and...


02 Sep, 2014, 09:48 ET National Football League and JumpStart® Kick Off Strategic Relationship With Launch of Learning-Based Games For Kids

The National Football League (NFL) and JumpStart®, the leader in learning-based games for kids, today announced a strategic relationship in...


20 Dec, 2013, 09:00 ET JumpStart®'s School of Dragons® Pioneers Innovative Seamless Mobile and Online Educational Gameplay through New App

JumpStart® is launching School of Dragons® on mobile to pioneer simultaneous, 3D cross-platform multiplayer gameplay. The mobile game,...


14 Oct, 2013, 06:00 ET Northeast Ohio Recognized for Excellence in Economic Development

 The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) awarded two Silver Excellence in Economic Development Awards in recognition of a...


18 Sep, 2013, 10:30 ET Wooster Opportunity Loan Fund Announces New Application Round

The Wooster Opportunity Loan Fund (WOLF) (www.jumpstartnetwork.org),  a hyper-local source of funding that supports young technology companies...


03 Sep, 2013, 12:00 ET Groundbreaking Study Finds American Jews Among Most Generous to Both Secular and Jewish causes

 Jumpstart released Connected to Give: Key Findings today, the first in a series of reports detailing the giving habits and motivations of...


17 Jul, 2013, 09:00 ET JumpStart® Launches School of Dragons™, a Fire-Breathing Online Adventure Based On DreamWorks Animation's How To Train Your Dragon Franchise

Today, JumpStart® launched its newest educational multiplayer online game, School of Dragons™. The game is based on DreamWorks...


10 Jul, 2013, 09:00 ET JumpStart Invests $250,000 in 7signal

 7signal (www.7signal.com), developer of a Wi-Fi performance assurance and optimization solution that monitors and troubleshoots wireless local...


12 Jun, 2013, 09:00 ET JumpStart Invests $250,000 in Zuga Medical

 Zuga Medical (www.zugamedical.com), a medical device company developing a dental implant system, has received a $250,000 investment commitment...


11 Apr, 2013, 09:00 ET Critically-Acclaimed JumpStart® Pet Rescue Launches on iPad®, iPhone®, iPod Touch®, Android™ and Amazon®

 JumpStart® today announced the release of its newest mobile game, JumpStart Pet Rescue, based on the critically-acclaimed, best-selling...


19 Mar, 2013, 09:30 ET JumpStart Invests $250,000 in Sociagram

Sociagram (www.sociagram.com), a Lakewood, Ohio-based company developing a social video messaging platform, has received a $250,000 investment...


12 Feb, 2013, 15:13 ET JumpStart® Launches Madagascar: My ABCs™ iPad, iPhone and Android App for Preschoolers

JumpStart® today announced the release of its newest mobile preschool game: "Madagascar: My ABCs™" available through...


25 Jan, 2013, 10:00 ET Growth Rate of Investment in NE Ohio Outpaces the Nation

Last year, 105 tech-based companies in Greater Cleveland  raised $201 million from venture capitalists and angel investors, according to...


04 Oct, 2012, 09:00 ET Leading Kids Educational Game Company Launches Online & Mobile Learning Adventures Featuring DreamWorks Animation Franchises

JumpStart® today announced that it is developing online and mobile learning adventures for kids featuring well known animation franchises...


17 Sep, 2012, 10:30 ET Greater Cleveland Companies Attract Nearly $1 Billion

 Between 2007-2011, 226 Greater Cleveland companies collectively attracted $961 million from venture capitalists and angel investors, according...


27 Jul, 2011, 13:51 ET JumpStart Invests in and Provides Entrepreneurial Resources to Marketing Analytics Company

JumpStart, a nonprofit that invests in and assists high growth early stage companies in Northeast Ohio, announced an investment commitment of...


21 Jan, 2011, 00:01 ET $221 Million Invested in Northeast Ohio Companies in 2010

In 2010, 62 Northeast Ohio companies collectively raised $221 million from venture capitalists and angel investors, an increase of 121 percent...


06 Dec, 2010, 15:24 ET New Wooster Opportunities Fund Now Accepting Applications

The Wooster Opportunities Fund, a newly-launched loan fund supporting early-stage, high growth technology companies in Wooster, is accepting its...


07 Apr, 2008, 01:00 ET Jumpstart Brings 'Scribbles To Novels' Fundraiser to Chicago

CHICAGO, April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Jumpstart, a national nonprofit group that delivers innovative preschool programs for low-income...