The Toledo Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month Workshop is designed for you! April 29th, with Free Counseling Available on April 30th to Workshop Participants
Come and learn about the counseling, capital and contracting programs available through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). You will also hear directly from Northwest Ohio SCORE and the Ohio Small Business Development Center at the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce about the resources available to begin and grow a small business.
This is a free workshop designed for entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs who are 50+ years of age.
A successful encore entreprenuer, Yuval Zaliouk of YZ Enterprises (pictured), will also speak about his trials and tribulations of transitioning from a paid job as an orchestra conductor to that of an entrepreneur and risk-taker without a steady paycheck.Read more... (277 words, estimated 1:06 mins reading time)
Lean business accelerator to invest in 10 tech startups
Shaker Heights, OH – February 25, 2013 – Shaker LaunchHouse, a lean business accelerator based in Northeast Ohio, is seeking early stage, broad-based technology startups focused on technology, Internet, mobile and hardware/robotics to apply for the LaunchHouse Accelerator (LHX) program. Applications for the LHX 2013 program open March 8, with the program kicking off August 12.
With the $200,000 ONEFund grant, LHX will invest in 10 tech companies consisting of two or more co-founders, to participate in the LHX program. The startups are required to remain in Cleveland for the duration of the 12-week, boot camp-style accelerator program.
From its inception in 2008, LaunchHouse has invested in 40 diverse companies which have raised more than $5.5 million in follow on funding. Since the conclusion of the inaugural LHX 2012 program, the companies have been able to create more than 20 jobs, a majority of which are in Northeast Ohio.Read more... (765 words, estimated 3:04 mins reading time)
In the past few days, I’ve had an opportunity to talk with David Greenberg, from LaunchHouse, about one of their accelerator programs giving ten teams of tech start-ups $25,000 in seed money.
Now, unless you live near Cleveland, Ohio where LaunchHouse is based, you probably don’t know much about them.
David explains, “LaunchHouse is an Ohio-based seed capital investment fund, like Y-Combinator or Tech Stars, currently offering $25,000.00 investments to 10 technology based entrepreneurial-teams from around the world.”
“What does an accelerator program in Cleveland, OH have to offer an aspiring entrepreneur? Cleveland is not a Silicon Valley, New York City, or Boston; however, LaunchHouse has played to its geographic strengths and embraced its city’s identity to foster a creative and successful environment for entrepreneurs in Cleveland.”
Below is the official press release on the program. There is a link at the end of this post to the press release on LaunchHouse’s site, and you can find much more information there, or start on their homepage at: www.LaunchHouse.com.
LaunchHouse Accelerator Program Takes Off
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