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We connect you to the right resources at the right time

Our Network

As the hub of this region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, Rev1 has speed-dialing access to hundreds of mentors, experts, and potential first customers right here in our backyard.

Rev1 supplies the structure that brings all these moving parts together. In fact, thanks to this Backyard Effect, Columbus might be the most connected city in the most connected region in the Midwest.

Rev1 helps startups secure pinpoint expertise in four critical areas:

Mentors

We’ve gathered 100+ of the region’s most experienced mentors, leaders from the business community, to work directly with Rev1 startup clients. Mentors apply deep industry and functional expertise that help startups accelerate through critical milestones.

Customers

Your business can score opportunities for beta customers, industry validation, and access to capital through Rev1’s corporate partners. We identify the points of intersection and make connections that benefit both startups and corporates. When we pair you with a corporate client, it’s intentional and high value for both sides.

Vetted Service Providers

We connect entrepreneurs to the highest quality services firms in the region.  This committed group of 35 ecosystem firms makes it easy for our clients to solve critical issues today, and build relationships with professional provider firms, including attorneys, accountants, human resources, and other specialists.  What’s more, these partners contribute discounted and donated services to make their services affordable for companies of all stages.

Together, the experts and entrepreneurs create ongoing relationships that endure well beyond their first engagement together.

Talent

Grow your team by leveraging our diverse, vetted talent network. Engage with trusted partners for guidance on everything from hiring and compensation plans to filling high-impact roles.

Our Job Board posts open positions with our client companies.

We team with Venture for America to place remarkable VFA fellows in startups here. We work with our region’s universities—through career services, internship programs, and in the academic environment—to facilitate connections between students and entrepreneurial ventures.

“As a startup, you could bleed yourself dry spending money on the kind of resources that are critical to your company’s growth. Rev1’s trusted resources have been invaluable to us as a growing business. We’ve been connected to accountants, human resource experts, and industry veterans who are vetted and available to help us get to the next level. Rev1 connected us to potential customers who are our referenceable customers now. Without Rev1, it could take months to line up a meeting with these companies.”

“As a startup, you could bleed yourself dry spending money on the kind of resources that are critical to your company’s growth. Rev1’s trusted resources have been invaluable to us as a growing business. We’ve been connected to accountants, human resource experts, and industry veterans who are vetted and available to help us get to the next level. Rev1 connected us to potential customers who are our referenceable customers now. Without Rev1, it could take months to line up a meeting with these companies.”
Steve White, CEO, Clarivoy