ARE YOU A SMALL BUSINESS SEEKING GROWTH AND INVESTMENT?

Deadline Extended! Submit Your Application by July 2nd at 5 p.m.

Submit an application for Cleveland Chain Reaction for the opportunity to access both capital investment and promotion for your business! Our first place winner will receive $40K, our two second place winners will receive $20K each, and our three third place winners will receive $10K each.

The Cleveland Chain Reaction (CCR) project is produced by Cleveland Neighborhood Progress (CNP), the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE), JumpStart, and Cleveland Development Advisors (CDA) and is being featured on FOX 8’s “Kickin it with Kenny” morning show.

The goal of CCR is to create jobs, investment and prosperity in Cleveland’s neighborhoods while providing education and information for entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to benefit our community.

Since it's inception, the program has received more than 325 applications, supported 65 small businesses, connected winning businesses to nearly $1.5M in capital, and provided 285 hours of technical assistance. We have also showcased the amazing amenities of nine different Cleveland Neighborhoods.

But this year, we want to do even more! Given the impact COVID-19 has had on small businesses in the city of Cleveland, our 2021 program is built to allow us to help even more businesses. This year, small businesses will be competing in a pitch competition with the pool of available funds being sourced from the business community across Northeast Ohio.

Get Involved


Whether you are a small business, a entrepreneurial ecosystem support organization, or a business in the community interested in nurturing and promoting the next generation of small businesses in the city of Cleveland, we want you to be a part of this program! Our slogan is “Cleveland’s Own Helping Cleveland’s Own"....and isn't that what this region is all about. When we come together, we can achieve so much more.


BUSINESS OWNERS

Pitch us your business! We’re looking for entrepreneurs that are ready to take the next step in their business.

Business Application

INVESTORS

Meet the investors and sponsors who make Chain Reaction possible.

Meet the Investors

SUPPORTERS

Love what we’re doing? Offer your help to support the effort.


Got questions? Check out our FAQs.

Featured Cleveland Neighborhoods

Glenville

Glenville

La Villa Hispana

La Villa Hispana

Kamm's Corners

Kamm's Corners

Collinwood

Collinwood

Stay In The Loop

Contact us at info@clevelandchainreaction.org. Or subscribe below to receive emails as we get started.

EDUCATION & RESOURCES

The Chain Reaction is about helping your business, too. View more about how our ecosystem partners are supporting small businesses.

THE COUNCIL OF SMALLER ENTERPRISES (COSE) »

JUMPSTART »

CLEVELAND NEIGHBORHOOD PROGRESS »

CLEVELAND DEVELOPMENT ADVISORS »

BUSINESS GROWTH COMPASS »

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