Ohio Department of Development

Ohio Third Frontier

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Ohio Third Frontier

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.

Current Programs

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.

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.

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.

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