Speaking of accelerators and resources to help budding entrepreneurs, below are just a few organizations that should be on your radar. They’re certainly on our Cincinnati Innovation Radar.

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Just a few resources for emerging startups:

  • Aviatra Accelerators is a nonprofit that empowers women to start and sustain businesses. Their EXPLORE Accelerator Program starts September 9. Click here for more details.
  • Hillman Accelerator is a four-month program focused on discovering and launching innovative ventures from minority and women founders. The accelerator sources teams nationally, bringing scalable, venture backable companies from around the country to Cincinnati.
  • OCEAN accelerates startup growth by focusing on the purpose that drives founders and their companies.
  • The Brandery is a nationally ranked accelerator focused on five verticals: digitally native vertical brands, consumer packaged goods, marketing tech, retail tech, and ad tech.
  • MORTAR enables historically marginalized entrepreneurs to access the resources needed to start and run successful businesses. Their Entrepreneurship Academy is a fifteen-week course designed for those who are starting or growing their businesses.

Click here to see details on 16 accelerators and other helpful startup programs.