Cintrifuse Syndicate Fund Invests in Refinery Ventures as Cincinnati Startup Ecosystem Builds Momentum

Cintrifuse Fund Investment Provides Institutional Support for Cincinnati-based Ventures With High-Growth Potential. The Cintrifuse Syndicate Fund today announced an investment in Cincinnati-based Refinery Ventures. The Cincinnati Business Courier covered the story here. Refinery Ventures is an early-scale venture capital firm focusing on information technology, human capital, digital health, media and marketing. This investment will continue …

From Co-Working Bumps to Remote “Side Hustles”

Cintrifuse Reflects on 2020, Looks Ahead to 2021 Our Cintrifuse team members reflect on a year of unprecedented disruption and a future of bold possibilities. Thank you for supporting our mission, our community, our OTR neighborhood, and our ambition to be a leading startup hub and center of inclusive entrepreneurship. Pete Blackshaw, CEO A Year …

FinTech Frontier Announces Pitch Competition Winner to Showcase Future of Fintech

CINCINNATI (OCTOBER 30, 2020) – FinTech Frontier has named Honeycomb Credit the winner of its $60,000 Pitch Competition presented by Cintrifuse, Western & Southern Financial Group and Fifth Third Bancorp. Honeycomb Credit is a Pittsburgh-based business that connects and opens growth opportunities for small businesses by crowdsourcing loans.  FinTech Frontier is a future-focused partnership between Cincinnati-based, …

2020 Annual Meeting Recap

Yesterday, we hosted our Annual General Meeting. This year, with the event being virtual, we set a new registration record, with more than 430 registrants, including 60 VCs and big delegations from both our BigCo partners and startups. This is powerful validation that we continue to increase Cincinnati’s visibility and reputation as a magnetic hub …

Finalists named for FinTech Frontier Pitch Competition to Showcase Future of Fintech

CINCINNATI (October 22, 2020) — Nine finalists, including four from Cincinnati, have been named in the FinTech Frontier Pitch Competition presented by Cintrifuse, Western & Southern Financial Group and Fifth Third Bancorp. Over 50 submissions were received from 15 states and seven different countries. The Pitch Contest, looking for the best and boldest ideas to create …

Launching Startups in the Midwest is Becoming the Norm, No Longer A Trend

The Coasts are no longer the exclusive launching pad for brilliant startups, nor are the nation’s baking capitals the only home for FinTech founders. In the fourth installment of the FinTech Frontier virtual event series, the discussion centered on how FinTech startups are launching in the Midwest with great success. The FinTech Frontier is the …

Ready for startup support? Join Cintrifuse membership.

Apply Now