The goal of the Entrepreneurial Signature Program (ESP) is to significantly increase the technology-based entrepreneurial commercialization outcomes throughout a defined geographical region and to focus the effort on strategic technology-based sectors that offer exceptional economic development prospects for the region. Each ESP represents a comprehensive, coordinated network of high-value services and assistance providers that is visible and easily accessible to technology-based entrepreneurs and small tech-based companies throughout its region. Each ESP provides an approach that tightly integrates sources of deal flow, entrepreneurial support, and capital to effectively grow the technology-based entrepreneurial commercialization outcomes throughout its region.
The Northeast region is composed of the counties of Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Crawford, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Holmes, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, and Wayne.
Contact: John Dearborn
The Central region is composed of the counties of Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Hocking, Knox, Licking, Logan, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, Ross, and Union.
The Northwest region, is composed of the counties of Allen, Auglaize, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Lucas, Mercer, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood, and Wyandot.
Contact: Dan Slifko
Phone: (419) 530-6083
The West Central region is composed of the counties of Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby.
The Southwest region is composed of the counties of Butler, Brown, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren.
The Southeast region is the counties of Adams, Athens, Belmont, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Pike, Scioto, Vinton, and Washington.