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Startup 101-How and Why to Start A Tech Business, by Jumpstart

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Christopher Smith
Jumpstart, Senior Deal Flow Manager

Being an entrepreneur building an app or software-based business is not easy. The journey to success requires commitment, time, and connecting with the right resources and tools. With the proper support, this journey is inspiring and rewarding. 

If you are an entrepreneur working to develop an app or software-based business, please join members of the JumpStart Services team. We will discuss how to start and build starting a business and how  The Entrepreneurial Roadmap can better assist you in turning an idea into a thriving business a reality.

Adam Salon
Jumpstart, Partner, Entrepreneurial Services

Adam is the partner of entrepreneurial services for JumpStart’s Northwest Ohio office. He is responsible for all services and resources provided to our tech and non-tech entrepreneurs and business owners. He is heavily involved in entrepreneur engagement, collaborator and partner relations and deal flow management.

Adam also runs Sabo Investments, which provides growth capital for small businesses, including asset back lending, private equity and securing nontraditional sources of funding. He has started several businesses, served as a venture investor and experienced multiple exits. Adam also worked as an entrepreneur-in-residence at The University of Toledo’s Launchpad.

Adam is head lacrosse coach at St. John’s Jesuit High School and previously coached football at Bowling Green State University, Northwestern University and The University of Toledo. He also coached high school football.

Adam earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Wabash College.


Are you curious about what it means to be a tech business, why to start a tech business, or how to launch a tech business? If so, this fireside chat between two former entrepreneurs turned JumpStart business advisors that address these questions are for you.