Introduction to the Innovation Economy of South West Ohio

What do you know about the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of Southwest Ohio?  


Viewers can watch twelve videos that help demonstrate why Southwest Ohio is a great place for one to build their future.  If you are a student you should know about the robust venture development organizations in Southwest Ohio that are building the region’s Innovation Economy.  How can you plan for your future if you don’t know how the future is being created right here in Ohio?”  Watch the videos below to learn more.


Note:  The Southwest Ohio Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (as defined by the Ohio Third Frontier under its Entrepreneurial Signature Program) includes the following seven Ohio counties: Butler, Brown, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren.


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South West Ohio Region

Introduction To The Innovation Economy Of Ohio

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c01 An Introduction to the Innovation Economy of Southwest Ohio Mr. Bob Coy, President & CEO, CincyTech An Introduction to the Innovation Economy of Southwest Ohio
This video provides an overview of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Southwest Ohio and an "Introduction to the Innovation Economy of Southwest Ohio" which every Southwest Ohio high school and college student should know about.
c02 CincyTech Mr. Bob Coy, President & CEO, CincyTech About CincyTech, Southeast Ohio's lead Venture Development Organization
CincyTech is the lead venture development organization for Southeast Ohio under the Ohio Third Frontier's Entrepreneurial Signature program. In this video, Mr. Coy discusses CincyTech's mission, work, programs and accomplishments.
c03 Bad Girl Ventures (Video 1 of 2) Ms. Corey Drushal, Executive Director, Bad Girl Ventures, Cincinnati Bad Girl Ventures is focused on developing female-owned businesses in Southwest Ohio
Ms. Drushal discusses how Bad Girl Ventures is a micro-lending organization focused on training and funding woman-owned business start-ups in Southwest Ohio. Video 1 focuses on the programs of Bad Girl Ventures. Video 2 focuses on the stories of some of their budding entrepreneurs.)
c04 Bad Girl Ventures – Stories of Budding Entrepreneurs (Video 2 of 2) Bad Girl Ventures budding entrepreneurs Bad Girl Ventures is focused on developing female-owned businesses in Southwest Ohio
Bad Girl Ventures is a micro-lending organization focused on training and funding woman-owned business start-ups in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Video 1 focuses on the programs of Bad Girl Ventures. Video 2 focuses on the stories of some of their budding entrepreneurs.
c05 The Brandery Seed Stage Startup Accelerator Mr. Mike Bott, General Manager The Brandery offers $20K in financing, world-class mentorship, amazing partnership opportunities and introductions to seed stage investors
The Brandery is a seed stage startup accelerator, ranked as one of the top programs in the USA. It runs programs focused on turning great ideas into a successful brand driven startup.
c06 Cincinnati USA Minority Business Accelerator (Video 1 of 2) Ms. Crystal German, Vice President of Economic Inclusion AThe Cincinnati USA Minority Business Accelerator is focused on the acceleration of sizeable minority business enterprises & strengthening the minority business community
Sponsored by the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, the MBA is focused on driving economic activity for budding African-American and Hispanic-owned businesses Video 1 focuses on the programs of the Business Accelerator. Video 2 focuses on stories of some of their budding entrepreneurs.
c07 Cincinnati USA Minority Business Accelerator (Video 2 of 2) Cincy Business Acceerator budding entrepreneurs Tom Fernandez and Tennel Bryant The Cincinnati USA Minority Business Accelerator is focused on the acceleration of sizeable minority business enterprises & strengthening the minority business community
Sponsored by the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, the MBA is focused on driving economic activity for budding African-American and Hispanic-owned businesses Video 1 focuses on the programs of the Business Accelerator. Video 2 focuses on stories of some of their budding entrepreneurs.
c08 Cintrifuse Mr. Jordan Vogel, Director of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem & Mr, Eric Weissmann, Director of Marketing Cintrifuse is a Cincinnati-based regional innovation network designed to successfully launch high-growth startups.
Cintirifuse helps launch high-growth startups by connecting entrepreneurs, accelerators, incubators, mentors, investors and strategic businesses/institutions through access to key resources, a co-working space and a venture capital fund.
c09 HCDC Business Center Mr. Pat Longo, Vice President & Director The HCDC is a not-for-profit economic development company that supports business growth and job creation through award-winning Business Incubation, Business Lending & Economic Development programs.
HCDC helps launch innovative businesses through business coaching, programming connections and flexible work environments.
c10 Hamilton Mill Mr. Antony Seppi, Operation Manager Hamilton Mill is Butler County's Entrepreneur Center and one-stop small business incubator
Hamilton Mill provides free resources, shared services, business counseling, training, networking opportunities, conference and meeting rooms and offices (for rent) to entrepreneurial startups and early-stage companies related to the green, clean water, digital and advanced manufacturing technologies.
c11 Small Business Development Centers of Central Ohio Ms. Kim Plzak, Director, Small Business Development Center About the Small Business Development Centers in Southwest Ohio
Ms. Plzak discusses the extensive network of Small Business Development Centers in Ohio and the many free services that they provide help people start, sustain and grow their businesses. The SBDC has centers is Cincinnati, Hamilton, Lebanon & Middletown.
c12 Bio Ohio Mr. John Lewis, President & CEO, Bio Ohio BioOhio builds/accelerates bioscience industry, research & education in Ohio.
Mr. Lewis discusses the mission, work, programs and success stories of Bio Ohio which is a lead organization for the bioscience community in Ohio.