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Flashstarts is a well recognized Northeastern Ohio based startup accelerator and venture fund that fosters entrepreneurial success and job creation. This work is accomplished through creating successful companies via funding, mentoring, business resources, and development methodologies. Flashstarts is also an active collaborator in regional development and higher education.

Flashstarts manages the Global EIR program, utilizing our comprehensive array of experience and skills to assist universities in recruiting and interviewing top international talent for the program. In addition to capital and mentorship, we also provide office space at StartMart for entrepreneurs to locate their businesses. Selected entrepreneurs are given full access to FS’ mentorship network, the expertise of FS’ executive team, as well as the potential for additional funding from investors.

Flashstarts recently announced the launch of The Cleveland200, a $5 million micro-venture fund focused on high-growth startups. The Cleveland region has recently witnessed the launch a new group of seed stage funds totaling over $100 million. The focus of the Flashstarts accelerator program and the Cleveland200 fund is to equip startups for follow-on investment from this $100 million regional investment pool over the next 3 years.