CLEVELAND, April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- "My excitement for this opportunity has so many layers to it," said CLEANLIFE Energy CEO Justin S. Miller. "Being a part of the resurgence going on in Cleveland, beyond my own company alone, is something I'm really looking forward to and 'Cleveland Chain Reaction' makes that possible. I started my first entrepreneurial venture at 13 years old selling websites and producing sports blogs, so naturally, shows like 'Shark Tank,' 'The Profit" and 'Cleveland Hustles' were always on my radar. The opportunity to become a 'mentor' or 'shark' myself right here in Cleveland is a dream come true."
Inspired by "Cleveland Hustles," the CNBC television series backed by Lebron James, "Cleveland Chain Reaction" is an independent and unrelated follow up to that success and is the result of the collaboration between the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE), Cleveland Neighborhood Progress (CNP), FOX 8 and GlazenUrban. "Cleveland Chain Reaction" will begin by featuring four Cleveland neighborhoods competing to host the expansion of five local early stage businesses. "Cleveland Chain Reaction" will also feature five investors that will provide investment capital and mentorship to the selected companies.
"Cleveland Chain Reaction' is much more than a TV show," says Steve Millard, Executive Director of COSE, who had a hand in selecting the investors and who will also help to identify the five businesses that will be featured on the show. "Our goal is to provide information and education to entrepreneurs that extends beyond just those who make it on the show. We want to help make the viewers aware of the resources available to them and the kind of obstacles that many business owners face. What stood out with Justin, when looking over candidates for investors on the show, was the success he experienced at such a young age. And, his desire to see other Clevelanders get the support necessary to succeed in this city makes him a great asset to aspiring entrepreneurs, giving them a better opportunity than may have been available to him when he started his own business."
"Cleveland Chain Reaction" will be hosted by Kenny Crumpton of Fox 8 News. The show will be a series of live spots that chronicle the selection of a neighborhood and the path of the five businesses. It premiered yesterday morning and will run until the season finale in November/December of 2017 when the new businesses will launch in the winning neighborhood. The final four neighborhoods competing to be the home for the five new businesses are Slavic Village/Fleet Avenue; Collinwood East 185th, St. Clair Superior; St Clair Avenue, La Villa; and Clark and West 25th.
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