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Business Development Resources

Ohio

ACEnet - Appalachian Center for Economic Networks

A community-based economic development organizations serving the 32 counties in Appalachia Ohio

The Brandery
Nationall-ranked accelerator that leverages the expertise of the Cincinnati regiona, naley branding, marketing, and design.

Bounce Innovation Hub

Activate your idea with sound business advice. Build your business with product development, planning and mentorship,and lab or office space  at the Bounce Innovation Hub.  

Braintree Business Development Center

Non-profot regioanl entrepreneurial assistance organization support small busineses in Northeast, Ohio.

CincyTech

CincyTech transforms innovation into high performing life science and digital companies in Southwest Ohio.  Our team provides advice and capital to entrepreneurs, helps research institutions commercialize technology through startups, and catalyzes investment from individuals and institutions into regional companies.

Collateral Enhancement Program

A  state program that facilitates increased lending to small and minority-owned businesses who need access to capital for growth and expansion.

Erie County Economic Development Corporation

Real people, working to help you make critical connections, access key information, and find the resources you need to grow your business.

Flashstarts

Tactical innovation firm that helps organizations to think, work and innovate like start-ups

Great Lakes Innovation & Development Enterprise

GLIDE helps Northeast Ohio entrpreneurs wrap sound business practices around great business ideas. 

HCDC, Inc (formerly Hamilton County Development Co.)

HCDC, Inc. helps build businesses and promote job creation through business incubation, lending and economic development servces.

Innovate New Albany

Innovate New Albany is a region's fastest growing business 

JumpStart

A team of diverse professionals focused on helping entrepreneurs solve problems, grwo their business and create jobs intheir communitites

Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship at OSU

Access to robust programming, funding opportunities,and essential connections to resources and expertise needed to translate ideas and concepts into business opportunities

LaunchHouse

LaunchHouse is a community where business and people come together and grow.  It is more than just a place to work, it is a place for people to engage and learn from one another while developing their business.

LaunchPad Incubation, University of Toledo

Business start-up and entrepreneurial assistance programs for innovative and high-tech companies.

Ohio Business Gateway

Links to resources for starting, growing, and financing an Ohio business, and resources to manage your business

Ohio Capital Acces Program

Loan portfolio insurance program that enables small businesses to obtain credit to help grow and expand their operation

Ohio  Development Services Agency 

Bonds, grants, loans and tax credit information

Redizone Life-Sciences Business Incubator

The REDIZone business incubator is supporting regional life science enttrepreneurs and early-stage biomedical compaies with resources available through NEOMED and Northeast Ohio Startup Network.

Rev1 Labs

Supporting entrepreneurs from concept through early growth, Rev1Labs is an investor start-up studio that helps companies scale, and increase success potential

SCORE  

Non-profit organization dedicated to helping small business get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

Small Buisness Development Centers

Provides business counseling and assistantce to those either starting our growing their business

State Science & Technology Institute

A national non-profit organization, SSTI strengthens initiatives to create a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Taivara

Helping companies co-create new products and deliverthem to market in a timely and cost-effective manner, while maintaining full ownership of all your intellectual property.

USDA Rural Development

  • Business Programs - financial backing and techincl assistance to stimulate business creation and growth
  • Browse by State - all US States with rlative information regarding business and home loans
U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Funding Programs - Loans, investment capitol, and grants
  • Local Assistance - local partners to counsel, mentor,and train samll business, includes SBA District and Regional Offices
Youngstown Business Incubator

The YBI maintains a focus on developing successful digital businesses, advancing women's and minority entrepreneurship, and furthering advanced manufactuirng technologies.

Pennsylvania

AlphaLab/AlphaLabGear 

AlphaLab Gear was designed from the ground up around the needs of hardware startups. Our program length, small class size, and hands-on educational programming are designed to give your hardware startup the attention and assistance it needs to make significant progress on both your product and customer traction during the program.

Ben Franklin Techology Partners

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) invests in and supports companies to create and retain highly paid, sustainable jobs, catalyze technology-based economic growth in northeastern Pennsylvania, and advance technologies that improve the human condition.

Dreamit Philadelphia

Dreamit is an early stage venture fund that investsin startups with product inhand and most frequently with early revenue or pilots. Startups join Dreamit looking to rapidly gain customers, intiate new partnerships,and raise additional capital.


Located in Western Pennsylvania, the eCenter@LindenPointe is a full-service business incubator housing an energetic community of entrepreneurs creating industry-changing technologies.

Erie Technology Incubator , at Gannon University

The Erie Technology Incubator serves Northwest Pennsylvania with a unique blend of strategic guidance, dedicated mentor teams, 1:1 coaching, and networking opportunities. We provide early stage technology-enabled companies with critical resources and support to guide them during this challenging phase.


Idea Foundry invests in and works alongside entrepreneurs to transform innovative business ideas into viable commercial activities, facilitates business growth, and leverages global programs to attract talent, capital, and business to the Pittsburgh region.


Our mission is to introduce, connect, support and expand the startup & entrepreneurial ecosystem within Southwestern Pennsylvania, making our region a center for innovative startups and tech investors from around the country.

The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, at University of Pittsburgh

P art of the University of Pittsburgh’s Innovation Institute, the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence has served businesses throughout western Pennsylvania for more than 25 years. Offering a dynamic mix of consulting, education, and networking opportunities, the IEE strives to be an innovative leader in economic development in the region.

NextFab

NextFab is a network of collaborative makerspaces for creators of an skill level or intrest.  Turn an idea into reality, develop a product or business, and create something all while growing your own skills and finding your passion.

Olympus Incubator Program, of CMU

Bridging the gap between cutting-edge university research and economy-promoting commercialization for the benefit of our communities.

Pittsburgh Life Siences Greenhouse

Helping entrepreneurs grow their companies and returning results to our region and investor community, that’s our mission. At the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, our domain experienced staff provide the knowledge, connection, and capital needed to navigate a complex healthcare system – ensuring commercial success.

Riverside Center for Innovation

Riverside Center for Innovation (RCI), established as the North Side Industrial Development Company in
1983 and now doing business as Riverside Center for Innovation, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
located in the City of Pittsburgh’s North Side. RCI is proud to be one of the region’s premier community
economic development agencies.


USDA Rural Development

  • Business Programs - financial backing and techincl assistance to stimulate business creation and growth
  • Browse by State - all US States with rlative information regarding business and home loans
U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Funding Programs - Loans, investment capitol, and grants
  • Local Assistance - local partners to counsel, mentor,and train samll business, includes SBA District and Regional Offices


West Virginia

Advantage Valley 

Building a stronger culture of , providing small business owners with access to business coaching, entrepreneurship classes, and access to capital.

Bluefield Commercialization Station   

Creating jobs in the community, enhancing the entrepreneurial climate, and builiding or accelerating growth in a diversifying local economy

Boone County Business Development Center

ChemCeption

Center for Applied Research & Technology, Inc.

Charleston Area Alliance

Eastern WV Community and Technical College New Biz LaunchPad

High Tech Foundation/ INNOVA Commercialization Group

Huntington Area Development Council

Marshall University Environmental Management Incubator

RCAC Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing

TechConnect-WV  

Explore resources connecting you to entrepreneurs, potential partners, researchers, funding, technicl assistance and supporters acrross West Virginia

  • Research & Development
  • Starting Your Business 
  • Getting Funded
  • Technical and Operational Assistance
  • Growing/Expanding
Ten50 Business Accelerator

A business accelerator that supports early-stage and growth driven technology companies through RCBI Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center and Marshall University.
USDA Rural Development

  • Business Programs - financial backing and techincl assistance to stimulate business creation and growth
  • Browse by State - all US States with rlative information regarding business and home loans
U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Funding Programs - Loans, investment capitol, and grants
  • Local Assistance - local partners to counsel, mentor,and train samll business, includes SBA District and Regional Offices

A not-for-profit micro-enterprise development center and business incubator whose vision is to see a throiving economy supported by successful, locally owned businesses.  Our mission is to supply the tools, resources,and connections people need to improve their economic status.

Vantage Ventures provides access and builds connection between talent, industry and investors, supporting entrepreneurs in FinTech, food security, facial recognition, and everything in between.
  • For Innovators
  • For Investors
  • For Industry


The WV Hive is positioednt o help aspiring and existing business owners launch and grow successful businesses throughout Southern West Virginia
  • Business Advising -  Ideation,  Incubation,  Acceleration'
  • Technical Assistance
  • Maker Space

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center provides expert guidance to help small businesses succeed. We provide the services and assistance your business needs throughout the development process including concept, startup and growth. Our statewide network of business coaches partner with you - and collaborate with each other - to help you move your business to the next level. Many of our coaches have entrepreneurial experience themselves.


Our mission is growth of our regional economy, businesses and the personal growth of our area residents.
  • Maker Lab - prototyping space for sudents who are itnrested in learning 3-D design