Launchouse puts their incubator teams through a 12 week program that includes $25,000 + mentoring + basics of business and networking. Their cool location inside a renovated 1950′s car dealership hosts in-house web design and video editing services, 3D printers, and machining space. They also offer co-working and conference space.
JumpStart is a non-profit accelerator that invests $250,000 in high-potential(usually with a market potential >$1 Billion) companies located in the 21 counties of Northeast Ohio. Companies accepted into the program spend 18-24 months paired with an entrepreneur-in-residence.
Bizdom is an entrepreneurship accelerator founded by Dan Gilbert, founder of Quicken Loans and majority owner of The Cleveland Cavaliers, in 2007. Monthly meet-ups, focused on improving the greater Cleveland area, are held at their offices. The meetings are great for networking and offer a comfortable entrance into the startup community; (and they always have good food!) Check out the Next New Thing Challenge here.
The Brandery is a 3 month program for startups focused on consumer marketing and branding. It was recently ranked in the top 10 accelerator programs in the U.S. by Techcocktail and the Kellogg School of Management.
Akron Global Business Accelerator is a non-profit program created as a partnership between The City of Akron, The Akron Development Corporation, The University of Akron and The State of Ohio. It is the oldest and largest accelerator, founded in 1983. It was rated the Best Accelerator in Ohio by Business Courier.
YBI’s niche is information technology, specifically the development and integration of business-to-business software applications that can be utilized in a wide range of industries to solve business challenges and create economic opportunities. YBI has over 300 employees to provide support to entrepreneurs in the incubator program.
Innov8 for Health teams receive intensive, on-site business mentoring from several dozen executives who are volunteering with the program, as well as access to a unique group of “customer” and “patient” advisors from well-established health care institutions, payor organizations and other health technology companies. The new companies will be provided space at the Live Well Collaborative that is part of the University of Cincinnati’s Innovation on Vine project and will each receive $20,000 in startup funding from Ohio New Entrepreneur’s (ONE) Fund.
BioEnterprise is a business formation, recruitment, and acceleration initiative designed to grow health care companies and commercialize bioscience technologies. Based in Cleveland, BioEnterprise’s founders and partners are Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve University, Summa Health System and Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron.