The right connections at every step.

We know that the right connections – at the right time – are what it takes for any business to succeed.

So we’ve partnered with a growing band of innovation leaders in the Columbus region and beyond – to power your firsts: first prototype, first patent, first customer…and your first investment round.

  • We team with powerhouses like The Ohio State University, Ohio Health, and Nationwide Children’s in Innovation Partnerships to accelerate spinouts.
  • We’re at the center of a team of Community Partners that includes Ohio Third Frontier and a regional network of seven municipalities and two counties.
  • We’ve assembled over 100 First Connect partners, who stand at the ready to mentor our clients and help them gain early adopters and customers.