The Stark Entrepreneurship Alliance is a virtual network to assist start-up, early-stage and small/medium-sized companies in the Stark County, OH area.

The partner organizations include Stark State College, Walsh University, Small Business Development Center (Kent State University at Stark), University of Mount Union, Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, North Canton Chamber of Commerce, Impact Angel Fund, Incubox, ystark!, JumpStart, Braintree Business Development Center, Score, Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio, Inc., and Stark Economic Development Board.

Our goal is to be a single point of entry for companies seeking assistance in their formation, growth and sustained viability. The alliance provides assistance in all aspects of creating and growing a business including business consulting, recruiting management, financing, real estate, product innovation, mentoring and coaching, legal and accounting, and more.

What makes us different from similar programs is that we have the willingness, experience and resources to assist more complex start-ups involving technology, capital investments and national or global sales opportunities.

To support development of entrepreneurial activity in Stark County that includes development of start-up businesses and growth and improvement of existing small businesses. Our ultimate objective is to create new employment opportunities and economic growth in our region.

The alliance will use its administrative and financial resources to build a virtual network of key organizations and professionals to fulfill its mission by leveraging existing programs and services offered to support entrepreneurship, and by building new resources and offerings with partners when these capabilities are not currently available.