The right connections at every step
Startup Community Partners
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 and service partners 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, State Auto Insurance, 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, provide discounted or pro bono professional services, and help them gain early adopters and customers.