NEO Resources


JumpStart is a nationally-recognized non-profit that provides pre-seed, seed, and venture capital funding and intensive, high-impact assistance to entrepreneurs and small business owners across Ohio. Headquartered in Cleveland, JumpStart helps entrepreneurs grow their companies, generate returns for their investors and create  jobs for their communities, while also providing mentorship. 


MAGNET is a non-profit that provides hands-on support and brings education and business together to help owners, executives, managers, and operators. Headquartered in Cleveland and the Northeast Ohio partner of the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership, MAGNET is committed to helping manufacturers accelerate business growth. 

UH Ventures

UH Ventures works with innovators both inside University Hospitals and outside to develop a product, business, or service, partnership or joint venture, or venture investment. With a multitude of resources, including its toolkit and ever-growing network, UH Ventures backs organizations dedicated to advancing patient care.


gener8tor is a privately-funded venture capital fund that connects startup founders, musicians, artists, investors, universities and corporations with its turnkey platform, which includes pre-accelerators, accelerators, corporate programming, conferences, and fellowships. A member of Global Accelerator Network (GAN) and a GOLD-tier accelerator, gener8tor has helped launch 18 programs, made 95 investments, and acquired 6 companies.

Cafecito & Latina Entrepreneurs (CLE) Breakfast Club

CLE Breakfast Club hosts events for Latina entrepreneurs to meet for coffee and develop connections.

University Circle Inc.

University Circle’s six-month NextStep program costs $500 and is tailored for CEOs of small businesses past the start-up phase. Since 2014, its 40+ graduates have secured $18.9 million in public, anchor institution, and corporate contracts, 20% increase in revenue, and 36% are doing business with a fellow participant.