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Lynn-Ann Gries is an expert in the creation of seed stage investment funds designed to spur regional economic growth. 

As a co-founder of Cleveland based JumpStart, Inc, she led a team that invested $30 million in 75 start-ups over the course of ten years, generating over $500 million

in regional economic impact. Think of it as a kinder, gentler version of "Shark Tank" where the desired outcome was not only a return on investment, but an increase in the vibrancy of the region's entreprenuerial economy. 


She is passionate about helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams while simultaneously generating returns for investors.  Available to advise both entrepreneurs seeking investment capital and regional leaders seeking to spur entrepreneurial activity, please connect via email or twitter.  And if you want to read about the fund creation services she offered while at JumpStart, go here.





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