Founded in 2013, VentureOhio is the unified voice for the capital sources and other organizations that finance or support high growth companies based in Ohio and that seek to make Ohio a preferred location for high potential entrepreneurial activity. VentureOhio will collaborate with state and local officials, major corporations, foundations, universities, and service providers to strengthen Ohio’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
In 2014, VentureOhio will focus on policies and programs intended to increase early stage capital availability in the state and enhance programs, such as Ohio’s Third Frontier, that have increased the number of high potential companies started and growing in Ohio. VentureOhio will also engage in activities intended to educate Ohio’s investors and entrepreneurs, improve institutional technology transfer and commercialization, support productive tax and regulatory changes, and tell Ohio’s entrepreneurial success stories to audiences inside Ohio and across the nation.
VentureOhio membership is open to investors, support organizations, service providers, educational and research institutions and individuals. Its organizing Board of Directors is composed of members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem from across the State of Ohio, and it is staffed by professional association leaders and advisers.