About Cintrifuse

Created by Cincinnati’s business community, Cintrifuse is a startup catalyst, a public/private partnership that exists to build a sustainable tech-based economy for the Greater Cincinnati region. Our purpose is to advocate for entrepreneurs leading high-growth tech startups– attracting, inspiring, and supporting them on their journey.

Through the construction and maintenance of an Active Network of BigCos, universities, investors, and startups, we are turning Cincinnati into the premier destination for startups and innovation in the Midwest.

Our Story

To ensure Cincinnati’s future economic relevance and vitality, the Cincinnati Business Committee commissioned a McKinsey study to determine what gaps need to be filled in order for entrepreneurship to flourish in the Greater Cincinnati region. Cintrifuse was created to fill those gaps.

Companies like P&G, Kroger and Western & Southern depend on Cintrifuse to help them source innovation for their business and to grow the region’s startup ecosystem. Ultimately strengthening and bolstering Greater Cincinnati’s economy. Without the support of these and other like-minded companies, institutions, and organization, our work would be impossible.

Our Team

Sarah Anderson

Karen Deime

Nick Faulkner

Ian Frampton

Emily Geiger

Jo Haight

Patrick Henshaw

Laura Hughes

Sam Korach

Kellie Kuzmuk

Wendy Lea

Naashom Marx

Henry Molski

Bjorn Simmons

Eric Weissmann

Our Board

Valarie Sheppard

Tony Stollings

Tom Williams

Tim Spence

Tarek Kamil

Scott Robertson

Rich Boehne

Rahul Bawa

John Cranley

Mark Fahner

Raja Rajamannar

Linda Clement-Holmes

Kay Geiger

Karen Chamberlain

Julia Poston

Jim Henning

Jennifer Dauer

Jim Anderson

James Zimmerman

Gary Lindgren

Gary Heiman

Eric Baumgardner

Brian Hodgett

Bob Gilbreath

Tim Schigel

Steve Shifman

Wendy Lea

Our Success Stories

We mentor entrepreneurs and empower corporations. Here are a just a few of our successes.

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