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.

Join Venture Ohio now or renew using our interactive membership form.

VentureOhio Staff

Administrative Manager: MJM Services (Cleveland)
Policy Adviser: Hicks Partners, LLC (Columbus)
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Charter Members

Calfee, Halter & Griswold

Keating, Muething & Klekamp PLL

Ohio Capital Fund

Ohio Venture Association

River Cities Capital Funds



 Members  *denotes Founding Members

Accelerant (Dayton Development Coalition)*

Akron Business Accelerator

Allos Ventures*

Arsenal Venture Partners*

AssureRx Health, Inc.*

Athenian Venture Partners*



Blue Chip Partners*

Bricker & Eckler LLP*

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center*



Carol Clark*

Cleveland Clinic Innovations*


Lauren D’Souza*

Lora D’Souza*

Lisa Delp*


Walter Doyle*

Draper Triangle Ventures*

Drive Capital*

Drummand Road Capital

Ernst & Young*

East Central Ohio Tech Angels*

Daniel Finkelman*

Tina & Bob Fisher*

Britton Gallagher*

Michael Gallagher*

Glengary LLC*

Hamilton County Development Center*

Lee Hess*

Hicks Partners*

Hopen Life Science Ventures*

Will Indest*

Interact for Health*


John O. Huston*

Jones Day*

Juventas Theraputics, Inc.*


Key Bank*

Zachary Lawrence*

LinkAge Ventures*

Lorain County Community College Foundation*

Parker MacDonnell*


Robert Maynard*

McDonald Hopkins*

Mercury Fund*

Millstream Angel Club*

Mutual Capital Partners*

NCT Ventures*

Neuros Medical, Inc.*



North Coast Angel Fund*

The Ohio State University

Ohio University*

Ohio Tech Angel Funds*

OnShift, Inc.*

Brooke Paul*

Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur*

QStart Labs*

Queen City Angels*

John M. Rice, Ph.D.*

Rocket Ventures*

Barry Rosenbaum*

Frank E. Samuel Jr.*

Gordon Schorr*

Rick Sellers*

Fay Sharpe*

Ray Shealy*

Ben Sheridan*




Thompson Hine*

TOA Technologies*

Ulmer & Berne*

University of Akron*

University Hospitals of Cleveland*

University of Cincinnati*

University of Cincinnati Research Institute*

Adam Winter*

Youngstown Business Incubator*