Annie Zaleski
Annie Zaleski
Annie Zaleski is part of the communications team at the Cleveland-based nonprofit venture development organization JumpStart Inc., which provides intensive business assistance and sometimes direct investment to high potential, seed-stage tech businesses to accelerate their growth. At JumpStart, she applies her decade-plus of professional writing and editing experience to thought leadership, blogging, press outreach, social media, client company support and other strategic initiatives. A graduate of Harvard University, she is especially passionate about blogging, social media, content management, branding and rock & roll.


10 Northeast Ohio 2013 Milestones

With the arrival of 2014, it’s time to close the book on the year that was 2013. To say it was a very busy 12 months in Northeast Ohio is a vast understatement: From companies...  [Read More]

Venture For America Trains The Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs: Interview

Venture For America is a program that hires recent college graduates to work at startup companies, where their skills and expertise can have a major impact on a firm’s growth and development. Fellows work for...  [Read More]

Ohio-Based HealthSpot Seeks To Make Doctor’s Visits More Convenient

With winter coming, it’s inevitable: One of these mornings, you’re going to wake up sick. But instead of trying to persuade your doctor’s office to squeeze you in, what if you could make an appointment,...  [Read More]

FlashStarts Holds First Demo Day; Cleveland Accelerator Highlights Ten Youn...

As any accelerator team knows, the weeks of blood, sweat and tears culminate in d-day—or demo day. Nerve-wracking and exhilarating all at once, this graduation of sorts is a company’s high-profile shot at showing off...  [Read More]

“The Adventures of Shadow Cat”: An Entertaining Comic With Seri...

In the origin story of The Adventures of Shadow Cat, a motley crew of pals—namely, a snake named Mike and Max the cat—discover a top-secret hidden lab full of gadgets, like a plasma blaster and...  [Read More]

eFuneral: Dead Set On Making A Difference

You can go online and find ratings and recommendations for everything from hotels to health clubs but, for a long time, when making really important decisions, there was no simple way to research options. Thanks...  [Read More]

BoxCast: Big Video-Streaming Innovations Come In Small Packages

Streaming video technology is becoming more and more advanced by the day. Have a camera? It’s never been easier to use it to capture concerts, sporting events, church services, and even memorial services. Still, making...  [Read More]

Greater Cleveland Startups Improve Ohio With Jobs, Tax Dollars and Impact

For years, the Kauffman Foundation has stressed how important startups and young companies  are to the health of a region’s economy. Here in Northeast Ohio, a recently-released report focused on some of the region’s growing...  [Read More]

Darkside Scientific: Creating Its Own Bright Future

What if your bike could glow in the dark—permanently? Thanks to a Northeast Ohio startup called Darkside Scientific, this scenario isn’t just a sci-fi pipe dream. The growing company has developed an electroluminescent paint coating...  [Read More]

Cheers! TechPint Is A Hit; Northeast Ohio Tech Event Draws Entrepreneurs, I...

On a recent summer weeknight, the Market Garden Brewery in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland was buzzing with the conversation of more than 150 professionals networking over frosty craft beers. While this scene wasn’t...  [Read More]