Resources & Expertise

Incubators and accelerators

BioOhio – A membership-based non-profit organization that builds and accelerates bioscience industry, research and education in Ohio. With nearly 400 members, BioOhio is the lead organization for the bioscience community and the Ohio affiliate for global bioscience associations AdvaMed, BIO, MDMA and PhRMA.

CincyTech – A public-private, seed-stage investor whose mission is to strengthen the regional economy by driving talent and capital into scalable technology-based companies in southwest Ohio.

Cintrifuse – A non-profit organization with multiple membership levels that connects high-growth startups to the region’s assets and opportunities. Cintrifuse provides its members mentors, business consultants, flexible workspaces, conference rooms and networking opportunities. As member businesses mature, a full range of content and programming services are available to assist with talent recruitment and retention, investment sources, customers, revenue and exit opportunities.

Hamilton County Development Company (HCDC) Business Center – A nationally recognized startup incubator that helps entrepreneurs launch successful technology-oriented businesses through coaching, connections, innovative programming, access to capital and a diverse learning environment.

Mason Tech Center - A high-tech 25,000-square-foot office space used to support and grow early-stage technology and biohealth companies. The facility was developed as a partnership between the City of Mason and Top Gun Sales Performance, a Mason-based company that specializes in providing sales consulting and support services to medium and large companies.

UpTech - An informatics business accelerator that provides startups, including health IT companies, with financial and developmental support.

Commercialization and funding resources

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) – Plays a key role in transforming discoveries into improved clinical care for children. CTC assists in further developing technologies through research partnerships then delivers products to the market through licensing and startup creation.

Ohio Third Frontier - Provides funding to Ohio technology-based companies, universities, nonprofit research institutions and other organizations to create new technology-based products, companies, industries and jobs.

University of Cincinnati Medical Center Office of Entrepreneurial Affairs and Technology Commercialization – Facilitates, advocates and collaborates with faculty, students and staff to support an environment of invention at the University by transferring and commercializing its assets into benefits for the region and the public good.

Additional Funding Sources - Learn about state and local funding incentives as well as the region’s private and angel investors

Additional resources

FDA Cincinnati District Office – Helps companies facilitate the FDA regulatory approval process.

FDA Forensic Chemistry Center –  Supports the justice and defense communities through innovative forensic science programs, forensic technologies evaluation, forensic science training and laboratory quality reviews

Foreign Trade Zone

Real estate locator and site selection

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