Northeast Ohio’s startup founders are not receiving all the support they should.

StartInCLE is a grassroots organization of Northeast Ohio startup founders working together to advance our startup culture, concentrate density of founders, and connect talent to early-stage businesses in our region. StartInCLE provides events, platforms, tools, and resources to build a stronger founder community from the ground up, and make the local startup ecosystem more successful.

We provide founders with the community and resources they need.

 
 
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Startups

Cleveland has a wide breadth of startups, from Enterprise SaaS to unique food offerings and everything in between.

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CAPITAL

There are tons of capital sources in the Cleveland area, you just have to know where to find them.

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Mentors

Our Peer Mentoring program connects experienced entrepreneurs and experts to founders that need help.

 
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“StartInCLE has created a sense of community among founders that is essential both for personal support and for cultivating a collective voice in regional economic development conversations.”
— Tom Donelan, Founder of DECK of DICE Gaming
 
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Events

We do it right in Cleveland. There's always something going on whether developer meetup or pitch night.

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Spaces

While we have many fine artisan coffee shops, you can't work from them forever. Find the space that's right for you.

 

ARE YOU READY?