Our Impact

More Than 20 Years of Empowering Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurs to Grow Their Businesses and Our Community

Since our founding in 2001, GLIDE has successfully given startup founders and other entrepreneurs the services and support they need to develop their businesses and achieve commercial success. We do this in combination with our relationship with Lorain County Community College, where students are able to gain internship opportunities to build their knowledge and experience in entrepreneurism with our startups.

We are proud of all that we’ve accomplished for our entrepreneurs and their teams. Most often, companies that begin their growth journey with GLIDE go on to achieve significant success in both sales and job growth.

Learn more about what we’ve accomplished below. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your opportunities with GLIDE, reach out to us here.

> 6,842

entrepreneurs assisted

> $926 million

in follow-on funding

> 300

companies mentored

$673 million

in sales growth

19 companies

currently incubating

> 1,200 +

jobs created

> 297

educational experiences