Main Street Ventures is working to become the community-funded initiative that makes entrepreneurship possible for everyone in Greater Cincinnati, by supporting entrepreneurs with what they need, when they need it:
We look to support all good ideas and founders, but with a particular focus on women and minority entrepreneurs who have been historically under-represented in the startup community.
LAUNCH IT: CINCY
A pitch competition exclusively for undergraduate students in the Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Greater Dayton region.
The unique prize package will support the winning teams to stay in Cincinnati over the summer, build relationships within the Startup Ecosystem, and focus on building their business.
Main Street Ventures’ funding programs support local entrepreneurs in the idea/prototype and revenue stages with equity-free business start-up funding, rather than traditional investments.
Funding programs run twice a year and awards range from $5,000 - $30,000 to complete a project that will accelerate the growth of the business.
Inventure Entrepreneurship Academy is an immersive experience for high school students interested in entrepreneurship.
This program takes students through the ideation process, teaches them valuable leadership skills, and provides business education from Regional Experts.
IDEAS & FOUNDERS
It takes time to gain the traction needed for venture funding or loans. We seek to bridge this gap so that good ideas can be brought to life.
CREATE A DIVERSE & INCLUSIVE ECOSYSTEM
We focus on Women and Minority entrepreneurs who have been historically underrepresented in funding.
ATTRACT & RETAIN
We look to grow the talent of the Cincinnati Startup Ecosystem and connect
like-minded peers through community building.
FOUNDERS & BUSINESSES
We create programming that meets the needs of the founders we support to ensure their long-term viability
in the region.