We are pleased to call the northeast Ohio-focused Ohio Venture Association (OVA) a Charter Member of VentureOhio.  OVA’s activities are separate from VentureOhio’s state-wide programs.  As a part of its on-going activities to serve its region, OVA sponsors a Northeast Ohio Venture of the Year award.  Details for submitting nominations are below.

Also “Stay tuned” for announcements about VentureOhio’s annual recognition event, to be held in September, where Ohio entrepreneur and venture success stories will be highlighted.

In order to highlight successful entrepreneurial activity in Northeast Ohio, the Ohio Venture Association will award its Venture of the Year award for 2013 on Friday, June 13th, 2014. Nominations for this award are being sought until April 15th, 2014.

Potential candidates for the award would include ventures that:

  1. Have received (closed) at least 1 round of professional capital during the calendar year 2013. This includes capital from JumpStart, North Coast Angels (or an equivalent angel fund), or any venture or private equity fund. Or,
  2. Have successfully exited (via buyout or IPO) during the same period.

The winning Venture will be selected by the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Venture Association.

To nominate a Venture of the Year candidate, please go to the OVA submission form by clicking on the button below.

Submit Nomination