Our Ecosystem

Cincinnati is full of amazing environments for startups to grow.


Cintrifuse connects the region’s high-potential, venture-backable startups to advice, talent, funding, and customers. With over 35 ecosystem partners, 50+ participating local corporations, 75+ mentors and advisors, and a $57MM Fund of Funds, Cintrifuse leverages the power of its network to serve over 140 startup members and improve their chances of success.


MORTAR is an organization that works to provide opportunities for under-resourced, non-traditional entrepreneurs. MORTAR focuses on eliminating barriers to entry – whether it be lack of knowledge around business skills, access to physical space or capital, etc. – ensuring that if a person has the drive, they can be connected to the resources to ensure success.

The Brandery

The Brandery is a seed stage startup accelerator that leverages the expertise of the Cincinnati region, namely branding, marketing and design. The Brandery believes that building your brand— and not just a product— is a way startups can be more resource efficient and increase their probability of success.


UpTech is metro Cincinnati’s premier accelerator for informatics-driven startups. The UpTech advantage, in a word, is “more.” It offers more time, more money, more one-on-one development, and more all-around business support. UpTech believes that by providing more support from the very beginning, your big idea will be better positioned to win. Have the next big (data) idea? UpTech wants to wants to hear about it.

The Hamilton Mill

The Hamilton Mill is Southwestern Ohio’s small business incubator for green, clean, water, digital and advanced manufacturing technologies. Conveniently located between Cincinnati and Dayton in the original pioneer town of Hamilton, OH.

First Batch

The First Batch Program takes an individual with a great idea and connects that person with the opportunity to refine their prototype, make local connections to manufacturers and distribution chains, scale up production and bring their product to market.