StartInCLE started as Ed's effort to make the Northeast Ohio ecosystem a bit more friendly to startups, but it's since grown into something much larger. We have dozens of founders coming to our monthly founder dinners. Our community office hours and co-founder speed dating events have connected hundreds of entrepreneurs and mentors. Our fireside chats have brought amazingly knowledgeable and experienced luminaries to town.

We want to do even more. Unfortunately, this is all expensive and time-consuming. That's why we need your help! We're excited to launch more events, CLE focused content and interviews, and new ways for founders to connect.

For Founders & Individuals

Please consider attending an event and donating, give a much or as little as you can to keep our snowball rolling down the hill and gaining steam.


FOR corporations & organizations

We're excited to connect startups with companies and organizations across our region. Our sponsors have built goodwill among the community and many have found new clients while networking or speaking with our ranks.