A Critical Mass of
Anchor institutions including The Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve University, and CSU employ more than 100,000 highly talented individuals across the medical and tech fields, drawn from in and out of state each year.
Young & Emerging Talent
Venture for America
Venture for America is a fellowship program that matches the country’s best and brightest college graduates at startups in cities with emerging startup ecosystems to build businesses, create jobs, and make an impact. VFA expands to cities with burgeoning entrepreneurial ecosystems and a low cost of living (support for VFA in the community is also taken into consideration).
JumpStart’s entrepreneurial talent support services fall into four main areas: 1. Building a foundation of knowledge and best practices around all aspects of entrepreneurial talent; 2. Implementing programs that train entrepreneurs to spot, recruit and retain talent; 3. Providing transactional and financial support to accelerate the matching process between entrepreneurial companies and job seekers; and 4. Attracting the best entrepreneurial talent and teaching companies how to retain talent.
AT CASE WESTERN
The CWRU School of Medicine’s EnRICH (Enhancing Research and Industry Career Horizons) Program provides career guidance and support to PhD and Master’s students pursuing biomedical science degrees and simultaneously develops partnerships with organizations and mentors who recognize the skills of such students. PhD and Master’s students explore future career opportunities, and employers network with and mentor talented and highly skilled students.
Phase I: CSU and BioEnterprise have entered into a partnership to place students directly within companies in BioEnterprise’s network with the intention of identifying meaningful workplace experiences in the biomedical and health IT industry for local students.
Phase II: Under the guidance of an experienced BioEnterprise professional, the Business Development Associate Intern provides services such as market research, financial modeling, business planning, and property analysis.
CODING & TECH WORKFORCE
Tech Elevator is a 14-week coding bootcamp for students who want more out of their careers. They are invested in rapidly developing students’ abilities to code, and they fully support any career goals through their hiring network and Pathway Program™. They help individuals learn to code, define their career path, and connect them to the greater tech community, especially in Cleveland.
We Can Code It
We Can Code IT is expanding diversity in Technology and Engineering. They have computer and engineering workshops for kids and adults, and coding boot-camps for adults looking to join the lucrative IT industry. They provide education and mentorship to those who are underrepresented in the area; they focus on empowering women, African Americans, and Hispanic Americans.
Cuyahoga Community College's software developer's academy, Cleveland Codes is a 28-week immerisive program that provides students with the skills necessary to pursue a career in web application and development, learning to program C# within the .NET framework. Cleveland Codes provides grants for those who qualify in order to participate in the program.