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31 Best & Most Active Ohio Accelerators

Accelerators play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Ohio Accelerators. We have tried to select a variety of different types of investors across a variety of niches.

This list is designed to show off the investors with exceptional track records, industry experience and a unique understanding of the ecosystem.

Top Ohio Accelerators

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


JumpStart

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator, Government Office, Micro VC

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Private Equity, Seed

JumpStart Inc. is an Ohio-based non-profit organization that offers development assistance to entrepreneurs in Northeast Ohio.


The Brandery

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Debt, Early Stage Venture, Seed

The Brandery is nationally ranked as one of the top startup accelerators in the US.


LaunchHouse

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator, Co-Working Space

Investment Stage: Seed

LaunchHouse is an Ohio-based lean business accelerator that offers education, funding, mentorship, and networking opportunities.


Bizdom

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Bizdom is a startup accelerator that provides seed funding and intense mentorship sessions for entrepreneurs in Detroit and Cleveland.


Flashstarts

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Seed

Flashstarts is an expert and intern-powered startup accelerator and venture fund for early-stage software startups.


10Xelerator

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator, Micro VC

Investment Stage: Grant, Seed

10Xelerator is a mentor-driven startup accelerator for entrepreneurs to convert their ideas into viable businesses.


OCEAN Accelerator

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Seed

OCEAN accelerates startup growth by focusing on the purpose that drives founders and their companies.


Lumos Accelerator

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Debt, Early Stage Venture, Seed

Lumos Accelerator invests in early stage startups.


Ohio Third Frontier

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Ohio Third Frontier provides access to essential business assistance, capital and talent resources.


Fintech71

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Convertible Note, Seed, Venture

Fintech accelerator that connects startups to large financial services companies.


BioMotiv

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

BioMotiv is a therapeutic accelerator developing a portfolio of novel medicines.


Pipeline H2O

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Pipeline is the premier water-tech commercialization platform.


Hillman Accelerator

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Hillman Accelerator focuses on companies led by underrepresented individuals in tech by developing venture backable companies.


Cintrifuse

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Cintrifuse is a Cincinnati-based organization that proactively links entrepreneurs with strategic businesses, research institutions,


Bounce Innovation Hub

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Bounce Innovation Hub serves northeast Ohio entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses.


SEA Change

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Seed

SEA Change is Northeast Ohio’s new Social Enterprise Accelerator.


Akron Global Business Accelerator

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Where does innovation go to grow? The Akron Global Business Accelerator. Since 1983 the Accelerator has earned an international reputation


Aviatra Accelerator

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Aviatra Accelerator empowers female entrepreneurs by giving them the resources they need to be successful.


Flywheel: Social Enterprise Hub

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Flywheel operates as a hub for social entrepreneurs and an accelerator for social enterprises.


First Batch

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

First Batch is a four month accelerator that connects the manufacturing community with entrepreneurs.


Unreal Collective

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Seed

Unreal Collective is the community for founders and freelancers.


American Electric Power IlluminationLAB

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

American Electric Power IlluminationLAB is a bootcamp, energy summit, and 10-week proof of concept program wrapped into one.


Zoozler LLC

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Zoozler Tech Lab takes interest in Early Stage Startup businesses, helping them find funding and expand their business.


Lorain County Community College Innovation Fund

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator, University Program, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Seed

The Innovation Fund, founded by the Lorain County Community College Foundation (2007), is a regional fund focused on supporting


BMW North America Collaboration Lab

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

The result of a partnership between BMW with L Marks, BMW North America Collaboration Lab provides entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses in fintech and other fields.


Elevator Accelerator

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Elevator is a 12-week accelerator program for startups that create social impact


Start:ME Evanston

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator, University Program

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Start:ME, an accelerator program, provides business training, mentorship, and early-stage financing to micro-entrepreneurs in Evanston.


GiveBackHack

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Seed

GiveBackHack helps create sustainable community impact through social entrepreneurship.


Accelerator Awards (OSU)

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Accelerator Awards (OSU) is an Ohio State accelerator program to support startups and researches on technologies.


SE CINCY Elevator

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

SE CINCY Elevator is a 15-week accelerator for social entrepreneurs.


The Brandery – Batch 11

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

The Brandery is a seed stage startup accelerator that leverages their expertise in namely branding, marketing and design.

Written by Mark Kendall

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