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Venture Capital

New businesses, especially those in emerging technology sectors, often lack the money needed for research, development and commercialization of promising new products and services. Venture capital funds allow these new businesses to continue their work until they can become profitable on their own.

Venture Capital Features

Ohio's rural biz incubators thrive with best practices, clear results

Ohio is home to a host of smaller and rural business incubators. Despite dispersed populations and limited local markets, many are getting results similar to their urban counterparts--on much tighter budgets.

Founder Focus: David Hunegnaw of AboutOurWork

David Hunegnaw is a stalwart supporter of Columbus' entrepreneurial ecosystem as well as a thriving member of it. His company, AboutOurWork, just topped 100,000 users, so hiVelocity decided it was time to check in with this fast-moving Ohio business founder.

Competitions, top talent, meetups and tours: fall events rock the Buckeye State

From a national cutting-edge fuel cell and energy convention to an Octoberfest-style meetup, Ohio will host an array of dazzling events this fall that will attract techies and entrepreneurs alike from across the state as well as the nation.

Cincinnati's path to fostering entrepreneurship

hiVelocity examines how Cincinnati can make the most of its strengths and capitalize on the diversity of the city's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

State funds bridge hard times, pave a path to success for Ohio entrepreneurs

Ohio Third Frontier's generous funding programs bolster startups from the pre-seed stage, over the "valley of death," and through commercialization.
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Venture Capital Founders

Steve Oldfield of Touritz

Steve Oldfield of Touritz

City: Cincinnati

"We can offer compelling content for places with smaller budgets."

Austin Allison of dotloop

Austin Allison of dotloop

City: Cincinnati

Austin Allison is founder of dotloop, a software company that helps close real estate transactions.

Mason Estep of Stand Offer

Mason Estep of Stand Offer

City: Athens

Mason Estep is founder of Stand Offer, a crowdfunding navigation platform.

Michael Goldberg of Bridge Investment Fund

Michael Goldberg of Bridge Investment Fund

City: Cleveland

Michael Goldberg is cofounder of Bridge Investment Fund, a venture capital fund focused on investing in Israeli medical device companies.

Candace Klein of Bad Girl Ventures

Candace Klein of Bad Girl Ventures

City: Cincinnati

Candace Klein, a Cincinnati attorney, is the founder of Bad Girl Ventures. BGV is micro-lending organization for women entrepreneurs in Cincinnati and Cleveland.

Venture Capital Companies

1.
Cintrifuse

Cintrifuse

City: Cincinnati
Industry: Venture Capital
2.
Ufunded

Ufunded

City: Columbus
Industry: Entrepreneurship,High Tech,Venture Capital
3.
Explorys

Explorys

City: Cleveland
Industry: Venture Capital,Entrepreneurship,Business Incubators,Entrepreneurial Programs,Health Care,Information Technology,Seed Funding,Software,Technology
4.
socstock

socstock

City: Cincinnati
Industry: Entrepreneurial Programs,Entrepreneurship,Technology,Venture Capital
5.
SoMoLend

SoMoLend

City: Cincinnati
Industry: Entrepreneurial Programs,Entrepreneurship,Marketing,Technology,Venture Capital
6.
Fundable.com

Fundable.com

City: Columbus
Industry: Technology,Venture Capital,Entrepreneurship
7.
The Tom Barratt Companies

The Tom Barratt Companies

City: Cleveland
Industry: Venture Capital,Entrepreneurship
8.
Upclique

Upclique

City: Cleveland
Industry: Entrepreneurship,Higher Education,Software,Technology,Venture Capital
9.
Bridge Investment Fund

Bridge Investment Fund

City: Cleveland
Industry: Entrepreneurship,Health Care,Medical Devices,Venture Capital
10.
Design Flux Technologies, LLC

Design Flux Technologies, LLC

City: Akron
Industry: Entrepreneurial Programs,Alternative Energy,Entrepreneurship,Higher Education,Venture Capital