The increase in entrepreneurial activity over the past few years has the state on an upward trajectory. Exit values are increasing, talent is migrating in to work at exciting new companies and live in thriving cities, and startups are scaling quickly and successfully – right here in Ohio.
The fuel behind this momentum is the statewide support system that helps startups thrive. Ohio benefits from a high concentration of Fortune 1000 companies, incredible private-public partnerships, groundbreaking research institutions, and a vibrant statewide entrepreneurial community. Combine these resources with access to top talent and a thirst for innovation, and it’s easy to see why Ohio is bursting with opportunity.
Ohio has earned its place in the national startup conversation, and VentureOhio is working to ensure that smart investors are taking notice of what is being built. By fostering collaboration through statewide communities, improving access to capital through education and outreach, and telling Ohio’s story to the world; VentureOhio and its members are propelling our state forward.
We’ve made significant strides in lifting Ohio up, but just like the entrepreneurs we support, we’re constantly pushing for a bigger, better impact – the impact we know we can achieve by working together. We are forever grateful to our members, sponsors and partners who believe in our vision and have helped us to position Ohio as a leader in innovation and convey “Why Ohio” across the nation. We look forward to your input, collaboration and support as we continue this important mission throughout 2017 and beyond.
Falon, Mark and Rich