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Commercial Acceleration Loan Fund (CALF)

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Key Dates: Upcoming CALF Education Sessions

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Contact Information

Diane Chime
Early Stage Capital Manager
(614) 995-7592
earlystagecapital@development.ohio.gov

The Commercial Acceleration Loan Fund (CALF) is an Ohio Third Frontier program that provides early-stage funding to investment-validated Ohio companies developing next generation products and services. CALF bridges the gap between an early stage entrepreneurs’ need for capital and the traditional financing sources primarily reserved for established businesses. Successful CALF applicants are categorized within eligible industry sectors and technology commercialization phases, demonstrate the potential to grow substantially in size and value over a relatively short time-horizon, and are investment-validated through earlier rounds of venture capital, professional angel group financing, or significant capital infusion from qualifying strategic partners.

NOTE: Deadline for Intent to Apply has been extended to Friday, April 1st by 4:00 p.m. EST

Submission Instructions are available. (See Appendix C)


Round 2 (2016) Timeline

  • February 22, 2016: Release Request for Applications
  • April 1, 2016 (4:00 p.m. EST): Deadline for Intent to Apply Submissions
  • April 12, 2016 (4:00 p.m. EST): Deadline for Application Submissions
  • September 15, 2016: Ohio Third Frontier Commission Meeting

Round 3 (2016) Timeline

  • Expected Summer/Fall 2016

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