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Aug 15, 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...


Jun 24, 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...


Dec 18, 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,...


Dec 01, 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...


Nov 25, 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...


Sep 30, 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...


Sep 03, 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...


Sep 02, 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...


Dec 20, 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,...


Oct 14, 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...


Sep 18, 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...


Sep 03, 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...


Jul 17, 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...


Jul 10, 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...


Jun 12, 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...


Apr 11, 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...


Mar 19, 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...


Feb 12, 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...


Jan 25, 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...


Oct 04, 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...


Sep 17, 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...


Jul 27, 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...


Jan 21, 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...


Dec 06, 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...


Apr 07, 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...