Updated 11/7/2022

ARE YOU A SMALL BUSINESS SEEKING GROWTH AND INVESTMENT?

Meet our Season 5 semi-finalists

Applications are closed.

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

The Cleveland Chain Reaction (CCR) project is produced by the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) in collaboration with JumpStart and is featured on FOX 8’s “Kickin' it with Kenny” morning show. This year's program is made possible by our generous supporters MAGNET, Bedrock, and KeyBank.

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 400 applications, coached and prepared 88 small business semi-finalists, connected winning businesses to nearly $1.7M in capital, and provided 380 hours of technical assistance. We have also showcased the amazing amenities of nine different Cleveland Neighborhoods.

And in 2022, we want to continue the momentum and do even more! 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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