Rev1 Spark Grant 

Helping women and entrepreneurs of color build tech-enabled, high-growth businesses in Central Ohio.

The Rev1 Spark Grant provides up to $100,000 to support salary and benefits for underserved Founders for up to 1 year. These grants help to build a pipeline of founders able to dedicate time and focus on building their business.

Companies with diverse teams are 75% more likely to exceed financial targets*

Who is Eligible?

Founder must be a minority and/or a woman.
Company must be located within Central Ohio.
Company must be registered with the Secretary of State as a Limited Liability Company or Corporation.
Company must be an active or former Rev1 client, and/or attended Rev1’s Customer to Capital (fka Customer
Learning Lab) bootcamp.

Supported Companies

Skelo Wear

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Color Coded Labs

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ZED Digital

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How to Apply?

 Eligible applicants will be invited to apply via email by the end of May. The 2024 Grant Round will be accepting applications starting June 3rd.

All applications will be reviewed and scored by the Grant Committee.
All companies notified of the results in early September: top five scoring applications will be invited to present to the Grant Committee.
All companies will have the option of working with a team of Rev1 mentors to prepare their pitches.

Special Thanks to Our Partners

Grant Committee Members

Deonna Barnett

Advisory Partner

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Kristy Campbell

Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer

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Dionnica Gaston

Managing Director of Talent & Inclusion

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Melinda Gloriosa

Managing Director, Investments

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Alicia Oddi

Managing Director, Entrepreneur Programs

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Riley Shelton

Investment Analyst

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*Source: Purdue