We have one very clear mission at Cintrifuse: to make Greater Cincinnati the #1 tech startup hub in the midwest and among the most attractive innovation hubs in the nation. This is a critical mission for our region because winning in the startup space stimulates our economy and invigorates our community. It creates jobs, brings talent, attracts investment, and unlocks our region’s potential to lead innovation in a wide range of industries.
We have everything we need to achieve this mission — and win:
- A successful, growing venture fund
- A national coalition of investors
- A critical mass of Fortune 500 corporations
- A network of world-renowned universities
- A thriving community of winning entrepreneurs
- And a highly engaged Board of Directors drawn from global companies, universities, venture funds, and winning startups
Our model is simple.
- We leverage our venture fund to access cutting-edge technologies, generate strong financial returns, and create investment pools for entrepreneurs.
- We help the largest corporations in our region discover the innovations — and innovators — that they need to grow and lead their industries.
- And we work with entrepreneurs to start up new businesses. Then, we connect them with global. industry-leading customers right here in our own back yard.
The great news is that this model is working — and expanding. We have more than $90 million in venture capital invested and at work. We have more than 600 startups in our pipeline — more than half of which are already attracting seed and later-stage investments. We have dozens of major companies working with us to accelerate innovation. And we’re building a reputation that has corporate leaders, startup founders, and venture capitalists talking about Greater Cincinnati as the place to invest, grow and live.
We’re on a journey to the future. Come join us.