VentureOhio’s Annual Gala brings together Ohio’s entrepreneurial community for a special night to celebrate startup successes and foster an environment of greater collaboration.

Event Date:

September 19th, 2017

Venturedinner History


The 2016 VentureDinner brought together over 400 investors, entrepreneurs and community leaders in Downtown Columbus. From the cocktail hour, to speeches including NVCA’s CEO Bobby Franklin, to the awards and a jam-packed after party with live music; it was a night to remember. VentureOhio honored three individuals for their outstanding entrepreneurship, leadership and civic contributions: Matt Scantland, Ryan Frederick and Don Wright. VentureOhio also honored five outstanding companies including T-Pro Solutions, remesh, ConXus, DOmedia and Assurex Health.

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The second annual VentureDinner brought together over 300 entrepreneurs, investors and supporters from across the state at the Hilton in downtown Columbus. VentureOhio honored four companies, Airway Therapeutics, Ahalogy, Assurex Health, and TOA Technologies, as winners in their respective financing and exit categories. Nineteen outstanding companies were nominated for awards.

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The VentureDinner began in 2014 at the Blackwell Inn on Ohio State’s campus where over 230 attendees from across the state gathered for the first statewide entrepreneurial community gala, celebrating successes over the past year and catching up with friends. Four outstanding companies were honored, and David Morgenthaler, founder of Morgenthaler Ventures, received VentureOhio’s Lifetime Achievement Award (now named after Mr. Morgenthaler) for his many valuable contributions to Ohio’s and the nation’s venture community.

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2017 awards

Tell us your story!

Nominate yourself, your friends, your clients and your portfolio companies.

Nominations are open

May 19th, 2017–July 1st, 2017


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