We help the Midwest’s best startups grow in Cincinnati.

We empower entrepreneurs by providing programming, resources, support, and community for venture scalable startups in order to improve the likelihood of transformational outcomes in our region.



We run cohort based venture scaling programs that equip early-stage founders with essential skills, strategies, and insights crucial to positioning them for a highly successful venture capital fundraise.

Thematic Labs

We offer thematic labs that bring innovation to Cincinnati corporations and provide enterprise ready startups with critical buyer feedback and potential direct investment dollars. 

Community & Connection

We work to foster our startup ecosystem and connect startup leaders for mentorship, support, and validation through workshops, courses, and networking opportunities.

Capital Support

Through Cintrifuse Capital, we invest in the region’s most promising startups and provide resources to fuel their growth, catalyzing further investment from outside the region.

Cintrifuse Capital Awarded $10 Million SSBCI Dollars, Reinforcing Commitment to High-Growth Startups 

Cintrifuse secures $10 million in Ohio’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) matching funds to support the creation of a $20 million venture capital fund. This fund will bolster support for high-growth startups in Southwest Ohio, enabling Cintrifuse to introduce new programs and initiatives aimed at propelling startup success, creating jobs, generating revenue, and attracting follow-on capital, with a long-term vision to establish Cincinnati as the best place in the Midwest to launch a high-growth startup.

Branches of our work

Cintrifuse Capital is our venture firm that backs high potential local startups, invests in top venture capital funds, and helps launch venture scalable companies.

Cintrifuse is the chair of StartupCincy, a coalition of entrepreneurs and the organizations that serve them that provides resources & support for all Cincinnati entrepreneurs to foster an inclusive innovation community.

Innovation Services Inquiry

We help our Strategic Corporate Partners enhance their performance by using Startups as tools for Open Innovation. Strategic Venture and Connect Services leverage the tremendous network of our Syndicate Fund of Funds and its portfolio of cutting-edge Startups to enhance the innovation capacity of our Corporate Partners through collaboration and an external influx of knowledge and innovation.

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