Cintrifuse announces suite of new partnerships to empower local startups with game-changing service offerings

Services to include tech stack “mentorships,” insights-on-demand and administrative quick-start services through new tools at Gaslight, Toluna and Startblox

CINCINNATI, OHIO, April 23, 2019 – Cintrifuse, today, announced a groundbreaking new suite of services that will help level-up it’s member startups with technology tools and partnerships that might otherwise be unattainable for early stage and budding businesses.

The suite of three new services provided to members includes offerings from Gaslight, an experienced and trusted agile software development shop in Cincinnati; Toluna, a leading consumer intelligence platform provider that delivers real-time insights; and Startblox, a platform that guides you through setting up operational and administrative foundations. All services will continue to be covered in the low annual Cintrifuse membership fee of $150/year.

“At Cintrifuse and StartupCincy we are obsessed with helping startups win,” said Pete Blackshaw, CEO at Cintrifuse. “Whether it’s been providing free office hours through EY or legal counseling through Frost Brown Todd – we have always strived to empower our members with critical tools to put their businesses ahead of the pack. By adding these new services today, we’re doubling down on tools for members. Membership at Cintrifuse is not only a no-brainer for startups locally, but also throughout the entire Midwest.”

Gaslight – a go-to source in Cincinnati for software development solutions – is set to provide Cintrifuse with a new 1-on-1 mentorship service where a software development professional is paired with a member startup that maintains a certain level of success. Additionally, Gaslight will provide members with technical guidance and support through several conversations and mapping sessions.

In partnership with Toluna, Cintrifuse will now offer members of its entrepreneur community access to Toluna’s end-to-end consumer insights platform where audiences, surveys, communities, and analytics are completely integrated, powered by real-time engagement and behavioral data from Toluna’s community of millions of influencers worldwide.  With the use of the Toluna platform, Cintrifuse members can generate actionable insights in real-time at global scale.

Cintrifuse members now receive free access to StartBlox, a platform that guides you through setting up operational and administrative foundations for your business.  From planning and legally forming, to setting up your office and hiring people, the app walks you through each element step-by-step. StartBlox also provides direct connections to resources you might need along the way, including federal + state regulatory links and access to Cintrifuse partners who provide other technologies or advisory services at discount to our organization.

“The number one perk of being a member at Cintrifuse is receiving individualized attention from our ecosystem partners,” said Rico Grant, Startup Success Lead at Cintrifuse. “The tools we’re adding today take this to a whole new level – adding attention to areas that our network subject matter experts or other service offerings didn’t yet cover. As a StartupCincy entrepreneur myself, I can say, firsthand, this tools are an absolute GAMECHANGER.

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About Cintrifuse

Cintrifuse advocates for entrepreneurs leading high- growth tech startups – attracting, inspiring and supporting them on their journey. We focus on three core initiatives to support an ambition to be the #1 startup hub in the Midwest – Startup Talent, Customer Connections and Funding Connections. We also operate a Syndicate Fund comprised of investment from Procter & Gamble, Kroger, Mercy Health, Western & Southern, University of Cincinnati, EW Scripps, Children’s Hospital, and others. The fund primarily invests in venture capital funds outside the region in order to strengthen local deal flow and access to startup innovation.

About Gaslight

Gaslight is an agile software development consultancy. We design and develop web and mobile apps for growth-minded companies—everyone from startups to the Fortune 100.

About Toluna

Toluna provides consumer insights designed to empower success in today’s on-demand, global economy. Powered by the perfect fusion of technology, expertise, and the largest global community of influencers at the ready, Toluna delivers rich, reliable, real-time insights to individuals, and companies of all sizes.  Our automated consumer insights platform, TolunaInsights™ underpins everything we do. Clients can access the platform directly, leverage Toluna’s managed services, or create fully-customized digital consumer insights programs via our engineered services. TolunaInsights was built to complement QuickSurveys, Toluna’s on-demand platform designed for quick-turn, automated research.  

Toluna is a founding member of the Insights on Demand Consortium, a multi-lateral group that’s advancing the principles and adoption of Insights on Demand. The company has 24 offices globally spanning Europe, North America, South America, Asia Pacific, and MENA.

About StartBlox

StartBlox provides direct connections to resources budding businesses might need along the way, including federal + state regulatory links and access to Cintrifuse partners who provide other technologies or advisory services at discount to our organization.  If your startup has a setup question or need a resource, StartBlox probably has the answer. They encourage our Cintrifuse members to use the app as their first stop in seeking help or advice.