Michael Jeans connects neighborhood businesses with loans: StartupScaleup

Story excerpt provided by The Plain Dealer.

Written by Stephen Koff.

Let’s say you’ve got a small business in a diverse, low- or moderate-income neighborhood and you need a loan to build or expand.

Maybe you should get to know Michael Jeans during JumpStart Inc.’s “Startup Scaleup” gathering Tuesday, June 28.

Jeans’ Growth Opportunity Partners is “not a lender of last resort,” the group says. “The businesses we partner with must meet stringent credit underwriting standards and be committed to community development through the creation ‘meaningful-wage’ jobs.”

JumpStart, a nonprofit that provides advice, coaches and other resources to help expand the region’s tech industry, is hosting the day-long Startup Scaleup for Northeast Ohio inventors, creators, coaches and financiers to share ideas and network at venues throughout the Gordon Square Arts District on Cleveland’s West Side.

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Originally published June 22, 2016.

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