It is such an exciting time to be an entrepreneur in Cincinnati! As a freelance graphic designer and photographer building my own business, I’ve been paying more attention to all the amazing opportunities that are out there. And there are soooo many! There are accelerators, incubators, co-working spaces, university programs, workshops, conferences, networking events and so much more.
Cintrifuse – an organization that connects startups to advice, talent, funding and customers
Some programs are specialized for women (like Bad Girl Ventures) and minorities. Some focus on technology, manufacturing, digital, environment/sustainability, biomedical or health ideas. We have 4 local universities dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship: University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, Miami University and Northern Kentucky University. And we even have the only faith-based accelerator in the entire country, Ocean.
Cintrifuse has a super helpful list to get you started if you’re thinking about starting your own business, looking for inspiration or just want to learn more about the startup movement. Check it out here: StartupCincy Resources.