mission

We are a community where businesses and people come together and grow

WHAT WE DO

LaunchHouse is a community where businesses and people come together and grow. It is more than just a place to work, it is a place for people to engage and learn from one another while developing their businesses. We are entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups, solopreneurs, designers, consultants, and anyone who doesn’t fit into a neat corporate box.

HOW WE DO IT

We offer flexible membership options and a blend of private offices and open office space. If you’re looking for an inspiring and supportive community, as well as, a comfortable environment, you’re sure to find a home at LaunchHouse.

WHY WE DO IT

You’ll find our members not just working to build their dream, but helping each other to build theirs. Best put by an African Proverb, “if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

History

LaunchHouse Journey

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2008 The Beginning

Todd Goldstein and Dar Caldwell founded Goldstein Caldwell & Associates in two 10×10 offices above Geraci’s Pizza in University Heights. They were on a mission help idea-stage entrepreneurs turn their ideas into businesses by connecting them to a resource network, and seed funding.

2009 GCA Invests

GCA invested in a handful of early stage startups, connected founders to mentors, and held community events like “Whiteboard Wednesdays” to help entrepreneurs launch their ideas.

2010 Making moves

GCA moves into a vacant floral shop at E105th & Carnegie, and opens the space as a community resource for entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors. They hosted pitch competitions and continued to invest in early-stage startups.

2011 Shaker Heights

LaunchHouse formed a public private partnership with the City of Shaker Heights and moved into a 27,000 sq. ft renovated former car dealership.

2012 Accelerator

LaunchHouse created a nationally recognized technology accelerator program designed to cultivate top entrepreneurial talent through senior-level mentorship, strategic business development resources and seed funding.

2013 Taking LEAP's

LaunchHouse debuts LEAP, the country’s first accelerator program for high school students. LaunchHouse also partners with OneCommunity to create a Fiberhood on Lee Rd in Shaker Heights.

2014 NASA partnership

LaunchHouse partners with NASA to create the first hardware accelerator program in Ohio and eighth in the country to invest in 10 hardware companies.

2016 Alpha Park

LaunchHouse moves to Alpha Park in Highland Heights, and continues to educate and connect with entrepreneurs through 50 plus events.

TEAM

MEET THE TEAM

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    TODD GOLDSTEIN
    FOUNDER & CEO

    Todd Goldstein is the founder and CEO of LaunchHouse—a coworking community in Highland Heights Ohio which was voted the top Coworking Space by Cleveland Scene Magazine in 2016. LaunchHouse is home to entrepreneurs, freelancers, and small businesses. Todd believes that community is a critical component to taking an idea and turning it into reality. He invites you to join the LaunchHouse community today.

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    CHERIE PEPE
    Director of Finance and Operations

    Cherie received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and will be graduating from Ohio University with a Finance MBA in December of 2019. Cherie is the co-founder of Body Chef, a Cleveland-based natural soap company, and she started a bookkeeping business while in college. She understands the grit and commitment that it takes to operate a small business, and in her role at LaunchHouse, does whatever she can to support business owners and help them to be successful.

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    MARLEE BERLAN
    Community Manager and Marketing Associate

    Marlee is LaunchHouse's Community Manager and Marketing Associate. In this dual position, Marlee is tasked with getting individuals in the door and seeing them through their membership. Her role is about building and maintaining the LaunchHouse community which in turn benefits her lifelong community, Cleveland, OH. Marlee loves seeing the impact that LaunchHouse members have on her hometown and appreciates the zest they bring both inside and outside the office. Marlee's one love (besides LaunchHouse of course) is the water. Whether it's sailing, paddle boarding, or sitting on the beach with her one-eyed dog, Pirate, she can't think of a better place to spend her time. Marlee also volunteers for The Matriots, an Ohio based PAC that promotes and supports female candidates to office.

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    MADDIE MOONEY
    Community Manager & Marketing Associate

    Maddie Mooney graduated from John Carroll University in May 2019 with a degree in Digital Media Communications & Peace, Justice, and Human Rights. Though much of her job focuses on connecting with businesses online, she also loves building professional relationships with the LaunchHouse community at Highland Heights. Her passions include video production, digital media marketing, and petting the dogs at LaunchHouse. When she's not at work, Maddie enjoys spending time with her obnoxious guinea pigs and eating Barrio tacos.