13 12, 2018

Elevate Ventures makes three-year investment commitment to Bloomington, Columbus

By |2018-12-13T09:34:07+00:00December 13th, 2018|Ohio, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Elevate Ventures, Bloomington-based incubator The Mill and the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday announced they have entered a three-year agreement to invest $2.5 million to bolster the entrepreneurial ecosystems in Bartholomew, Brown and Monroe counties. The announcement was made at Big Woods at Hard Truth Hills restaurant in Nashville. The regional partners plan [...]

10 12, 2018

Case Western Reserve University, three NE Ohio companies receive a total of $950,000 from Third Frontier

By |2018-12-10T07:24:39+00:00December 10th, 2018|Ohio|0 Comments

The Ohio Third Frontier Commission on Thursday, Dec. 6, announced it approved a total of $3.15 million in awards to boost entrepreneurs and technology startups statewide — nearly $1 million of which went to recipients in Cuyahoga and Summit counties. The largest single award went to NextTech Inc. in Toledo, which received a $2 million grant to [...]

12 11, 2018

New seed fund at OU to encourage student entrepreneurs

By |2018-11-12T10:20:14+00:00November 12th, 2018|Ohio, Student Funds|0 Comments

Ohio University’s Center for Entrepreneurship, a partnership between the College of Business and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, will launch the Bobcat Seed Fund this month to provide grants up to $3,000 to support promising ideas and ventures proposed by Ohio University student entrepreneurs, according to a news release. This program is [...]

1 11, 2018

Ohio Christian University’s president on enrollment, construction and entrepreneurial start-ups 

By |2018-11-01T10:26:32+00:00November 1st, 2018|Ohio|0 Comments

John Kulaga sees Ohio Christian University as an important partner in Pickaway County’s educational and economic development efforts. Kulaga, president of the Circleville school since last year, said to reach not only the school's business students, but also the community at large, Ohio Christian last August launched the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center. "We are a [...]

26 04, 2018

Miami University/University of Dayton receive state funding for technology development 

By |2018-04-26T13:56:18+00:00April 26th, 2018|Ohio, State or Government|0 Comments

Miami University and the University of Dayton will use a new $400,000 grant from the Ohio Third Frontier Commission to create a technology validation and startup fund. The grant includes $200,000 in matching funds from the two universities. The award is part of a $2.1 million state program designed to help move new technologies from [...]

14 02, 2018

[COA Member] University Hospitals Ventures looks to encourage innovation

By |2018-02-14T15:03:52+00:00February 14th, 2018|Hospitals, Ohio, Venture Fund|0 Comments

Looking to provide patients with complex, chronic diseases quicker access to costly medications, University Hospitals launched Specialty Pharmacy in 2016. It has become the first enterprise of UH Ventures, a new arm of the system that aims to develop business models leveraging existing capabilities and develop new revenue for the organization. And the new effort, [...]

8 02, 2018

University of Akron, Ocius Technologies team receive $1.5 million award from DARPA 

By |2018-02-08T17:21:20+00:00February 8th, 2018|Ohio, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

Ocius Technologies LLC and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Akron announce the receipt of a $1.5 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II award in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). This award will fund research over a three-year period that [...]

9 10, 2017

$25k Startup Competition Seeks Case Western Student And Alumni Founders 

By |2017-10-09T14:19:53+00:00October 9th, 2017|Competition, Ohio, Student Funds|0 Comments

Late in the summer, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) partnered with university trustee and venture capitalist Bob Pavey, JumpStart and the Morgenthaler family to introduce the new Morgenthaler-Pavey Startup Competition. Designed to identify and support high-potential startup companies coming out of CWRU, the annual competition is currently seeking applications from ventures whose founding teams include at [...]

26 09, 2017

Hamilton Mill, University of Cincinnati Awarded $500,000 Grant From the Department of Commerce to Support Entrepreneurship

By |2017-09-26T13:33:53+00:00September 26th, 2017|Ohio|0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Wednesday that The Hamilton Mill has been awarded a $500,000 grant to create and expand cluster-focused proof-of-concept and commercialization programs through the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program. Wilbur Ross, United States Secretary of Commerce stated, "These projects will enable entrepreneurs in communities across the United States to start new businesses, manufacture innovative [...]

5 09, 2017

Ohio taxpayers being asked to support the future of the state’s venture capital fund

By |2017-09-05T13:57:21+00:00September 5th, 2017|Ohio, State or Government|0 Comments

A venture-capital fund created by the state to nurture startups now needs a hand from Ohio taxpayers. For the first time since its creation in 2003, the Ohio Capital Fund isn’t making enough money from its investments to cover payments on the money it has borrowed to finance its investments in startups. The fund, managed [...]