Our Annual Partners

What is OCEAN?

OCEAN is an independent business accelerator that is uniquely faith backed, focused on building into the founder. Our mission is to increase God’s presence in the marketplace by building into entrepreneurs. We accelerate entrepreneurs with knowledge, relationships, coaching and seed funding. OCEAN enhances a concurrent spiritual journey that guides founders to explore how faith integrates with starting a business.

Why OCEAN?

The unique integration of proven start-up acceleration content and an examination of faith strongly appeals to start-ups from across the globe. Cincinnati’s vibrant start-up ecosystem enhances OCEAN’s appeal and supports our concurrent objective to attract and retain new businesses. Just over half of 330 applications for the first two classes came from outside Cincinnati with nearly half of that group applying from outside the United States.

Our Method
Money

Each startup receives a $35,000 seed investment in the form of a founder-friendly convertible note.

Mentors

There are over 100 OCEAN mentors, including startup successes, CEO’s and domain level experts. Mentors donated over 250 hours of volunteer instruction time last year.

Curriculum

OCEAN’s formal curriculum is a five-month program designed with monthly, weekly and daily rhythms customized for each company.
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Class II Demo Day

April 28, 2016