Ventureohio supports entrepeneurs by connecting them with the resources they need.


Accelerators & Incubators

Startup accelerators and incubators are organizations that seek to help startups attain success. Startup accelerators tend to focus on providing startups with mentorship, advice, and resources to help the startups succeed, including a Demo Day, a day to focus the attention of the startup investor community on the startups through hosting a series of investments pitches from the startups to startup investors.


Angel investors and venture capital funds invest in startup companies and provide critical guidance and support throughout the life cycle of the company. Over 50 Ohio-based institutional investors deployed capital into Ohio companies in 2016.

Service Providers

Service Provider organizations provide critical support for startup companies such as legal counsel, accounting services and financial support.


Ohio is a top epicenter for talent based on the number of graduating college seniors every year.

167 Ohio Companies Received Investment


The company has a product or service under development.


These companies typically have revenue beyond the development stage.


These companies typically are approaching or have approached cash flow break even.

Central Ohio

Rev1 Ventures serves as a venture development hub to the Columbus Region. Having the capital of a VC firm and the resources of an accelerator, Rev1 supports startups and entrepreneurs from concept through breakeven and beyond.

BioOhio has nearly 400 members that combined employ over 100,000 Ohioans. This broad network works to connect and support Ohio’s bioscience community through networking, advocacy, events, talent, information, and cost savings.

The Lumos Accelerator is a 10 week intensive program focused on hitting traction milestones to reach the next level.

Southwest Ohio

Cintrifuse provides entrepreneurs & startups support through an active network of talent, funding, & customers.

A site to help entrepreneurs navigate the Dayton, Ohio, startup ecosystem, so they can get connected, get informed, and get going!

StartupCincy is a community of entrepreneurs, BigCos, educators, investors, creatives and enthusiasts. Our mission is to build a sustainable, tech-based economy for our city, our region and the entire Midwest.

The Brandery is a seed-stage startup accelerator nationally ranked as one of the top ten programs in the United States. The Brandery is a seed stage startup accelerator that leverages the expertise of the Cincinnati region, namely branding, marketing and design.

Ocean is an independent business accelerator that is uniquely faith backed, focused on building into the founder.

Northeast Ohio

JumpStart is a non-profit accelerator that works to foster entrepreneurs, build ecosystems, and impact economies. Through their program, they are able to provide high-impact assistance to diverse entrepreneurs and small business owners on a personal level.

The focus of the Flashstarts Cleveland200 accelerator program and fund is to equip startups for follow-on investment by Northeast Ohio’s $100M regional investment pool.

LaunchLeague is a nonprofit who helps founders create exceptional companies in Akron, Ohio. They specialize in helping early stage scalable startups acquire talent, funding, and engage with the community.

Southeast Ohio

TechGrowth Ohio works with startups in Athens, Ohio and the surrounding areas to help validate opportunities and prepare companies for investment. Their access to experts, alignment of resources to accelerate commercialization, and more help them create an ecosystem for growth.