In this guest post for Crain's Cleveland Business, Tobin Buckner, JumpStart's Akron entrepreneurial community manager, writes about all of the resources in the Akron area that are supporting entrepreneurs, including the Fund's new fellow.
Peter's role is to help the Fund, its partners and the broader community visualize and understand the impact of its work, taking lessons learned in the past and applying them to future endeavors. Peter frequently spends his spare time brainstorming ways to use data analytics to visualize trends and solve problems, so he is fortunate to now be able to put that habit to productive use in his role with the Fund.
Northeast Ohio lost a champion for collaboration and a galvanizing leader on Sunday when Summit County Executive Russ Pry died at the age of 58. As this story and many others highlight, Russ was an exceptional elected official who focused on making contributions that strengthened Summit County and felt no need to take credit.