Ohio House Bill 64, Section 257.90, requires the Ohio Development Services Agency to produce a publicly available report mapping and reviewing entrepreneurial business incubators in Ohio. The bill defines an entrepreneurial business incubator as “an entity supporting startup companies, offering a collaborative environment, and providing access to support services, technical expertise, and business assistance resources to help innovators grow their business ideas into independent job-creating companies.”
Specifically, the report must:
Development Services Agency staff broadened the report requirements to include entrepreneurial business accelerators and the Entrepreneurial Services Provider Program partners across the state. The ESP is a robust network of regional entrepreneurial services and capital to accelerate the growth of early stage Ohio technology companies.
Below is an interactive map identifying these statewide resources for entrepreneurial businesses, including location, contact and website information.