To accelerate the creation and growth of investable and scalable technology and tech-enabled companies, the Ohio Third Frontier provides access to essential business assistance, capital and talent resources. The Ohio Third Frontier is a thriving statewide community of expert people and organizations dedicated to increasing the odds of success of your entrepreneurial enterprise.
The following programs are currently available through the Ohio Third Frontier.
Entrepreneurial Services Provider Program is a robust network of entrepreneurial services and capital to accelerate the growth of early stage Ohio technology companies.
The Ohio Third Frontier Fellowship Grant Program is being managed by Venture For America, a non-profit company with an existing presence in Ohio. Their mission is to attract recent graduates into early-stage technology or technology-enabled companies.
Pre-Seed/Seed Plus Fund Capitalization Program is a source of professionally managed capital and associated services to accelerate the growth of early stage Ohio technology companies.
Technology Validation and Start-up Fund to create greater economic growth in Ohio based on start-up companies that commercialize technologies developed by Ohio research institutions.
Ohio Opioid Abuse, Prevention and Treatment Technology Initiative is to accelerate the development and commercialization of promising new products (or adaptations or modifications) in the categories of medical devices, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, and health technology.
Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge is a prize competition seeking innovative solutions to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with opioid use and addiction by addressing prevention, treatment, and overdose response and avoidance.
The Diversity & Inclusion Internship Program is intended to provide internship experiences to diverse students in technology and technology-enabled small business across Ohio. The Ohio Development Services Agency seeks one or more qualified intermediary organization(s) to manage the curated deployment of student internships into Ohio early-stage companies.