Emma Keating

Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurial Intern

Emma Keating is a junior journalism major with a minor in political science. Between working for the Kent Stater, TV2 and Cleveland Magazine, she has experience in newspaper, magazine, multimedia and broadcast journalism, though writing will always be her one true love. Keating hopes to use her journalism to give a voice to the voiceless in her future career, eventually moving to Washington, D.C.

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Cleveland entrepreneurs have a chance to expand both their knowledge and their businesses this fall.

JumpStart is seeking applications for its sixth class of the Core City: Cleveland Impact Program. For 12 weeks, five entrepreneurs will receive one-on-one mentoring from two advisors and compete for a $10,000 cash prize.

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For some business owners in Northeast Ohio, making a profit isn’t enough. They feel they need to give back to the community as well. That's the focus of this week's Exploradio.

Todd Goldstein was 25 when the Great Recession hit.

"Everyone remembers 2008, right? The lines of people getting laid off, these executives getting parachutes with lots of money," he says. "I think people really said, enough’s enough."

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Editor's note: The role of Rev1 Ventures has been clarified in this story.

A new partnership could boost Ohio’s food and agriculture industry.

The J.M. Smucker Company is collaborating with Rev1 Ventures, a Columbus-based start-up accelerator and venture-capital fund, to seek out and promote emerging technologies in the food industry.

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Cleveland’s JumpStart hosted its fourth annual StartUp ScaleUp conference today to celebrate the region’s entrepreneurs.

The day-long event featured panels and interactive activities facilitating entrepreneurial growth, funding and finding talent. 

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Holmes County, the heart of Amish Country, consistently continues to have one of  lowest unemployment rates in the state. Entrepreneurship Intern Emma Keating reports on what sets the county apart.

Holmes County’s unemployment rate in May was 2.9 percent, the second lowest in the state -- lower than neighboring counties and the state average of 4.3 percent.

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