News from jumpstart inc. A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Feb 10, 2014, 05:30 ET

Growing Greater Cleveland Tech Companies Attract $259M in 2013

 Last year, 118 tech-based companies in Greater Cleveland raised $259 million from venture capitalists and angel investors, according to the...

Dec 20, 2013, 09:00 ET
Enroll in the School of Dragons for the ultimate dragon-training experience! In this 3D massively multiplayer online role-playing game, players immerse themselves in the world of DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon" franchise. This game is free-to-play on all web browsers, and now available on iPad 2 and higher. Players can take their game on-the-go with seamless online and mobile MMO gameplay. With hours of exciting, dynamic and educational content, School of Dragons is a gaming experience unlike any other!.  (PRNewsFoto/JumpStart)

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,...

Dec 10, 2013, 08:45 ET
Jumpstart Africa is on Indiegogo!  (PRNewsFoto/Jumpstart Africa)

Jumpstart Africa to Revolutionize How the World Supports Africa

 Jumpstart Africa today announced the launch of its Indiegogo campaign to raise needed funds to complete the build of its revolutionary...

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 23, 2013, 10:00 ET

KeyBank Foundation Reaffirms Commitment to Building Inclusive Entrepreneurial Community

KeyBank Foundation ( reaffirmed its long-term commitment to JumpStart...

Sep 18, 2013, 10:30 ET

Wooster Opportunity Loan Fund Announces New Application Round

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

Sep 11, 2013, 08:30 ET

Alliance Startup Fund Chooses First Loan Recipients

 The City of Alliance ( and the Technology Accelerator Alliance (TA2) ( have chosen the first two...

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 22, 2013, 07:00 ET

Greater Cleveland Startups Contributing Millions to Ohio's Economy

 A recently released study shows that Greater Cleveland-based startups contribute significantly to Ohio's economy, an impact that increases as...

Jul 17, 2013, 09:00 ET
JumpStart logo.  (PRNewsFoto/JumpStart)

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 (, developer of a Wi-Fi performance assurance and optimization solution that monitors and troubleshoots wireless local...

Jul 01, 2013, 09:00 ET

JumpStart Invests $250,000 in BoxCast

 BoxCast (, which has developed a plug-and-play Broadcast Box, has received a $250,000 investment commitment from nonprofit...

Jun 12, 2013, 09:00 ET

JumpStart Invests $250,000 in Zuga Medical

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

May 08, 2013, 10:00 ET

JumpStart Invests $250,000 in eFuneral

eFuneral (, a comprehensive online end-of-life planning resource, has received a $250,000 investment commitment from...

Apr 25, 2013, 14:54 ET
Nine Northeast Ohio entrepreneurial companies were recognized as new members of the Charter One Launch100 Leadership Circle a designation recognizing diverse entrepreneurs committed to turning their business ideas into some of the region's most impactful companies.  (PRNewsFoto/JumpStart, Inc.)

Charter One Launch100 Leadership Circle Recognized

 In a ceremony at the offices of nonprofit venture development organization JumpStart Inc. (, nine Northeast Ohio...

Apr 11, 2013, 09:00 ET
JumpStart logo.  (PRNewsFoto/JumpStart)

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...

Apr 04, 2013, 11:00 ET

Medical Mutual Supports Programs for Entrepreneurs

 An Oberlin startup receives FDA approval for a novel neurostimulation therapy to help ALS patients live longer without a mechanical...

Mar 28, 2013, 12:09 ET

JumpStart Invests $250,000 in OrthoData, Inc.

 OrthoData, Inc. (, an Akron-based medical device company developing a novel diagnostic system for spine surgeons, has...

Mar 19, 2013, 09:30 ET

JumpStart Invests $250,000 in Sociagram

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

Feb 12, 2013, 15:13 ET
JumpStart logo.  (PRNewsFoto/JumpStart)

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...