EMPOWERING THE
NEXT GENERATION
OF ENTREPRENEURS

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: 

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CAPITAL

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CONNECTIONS

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EDUCATION

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.

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PROGRAMS

LAUNCH IT: CINCY

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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.

GRANT FUNDING

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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 on a quarterly basis and awards range from $5,000 - $30,000 to complete a project that will accelerate the growth of the business.

LEVEL UP SUPPORT

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The Level Up Support Program provides MSV Grant Recipients with what they need to help ensure their long-term success and maximize their impact.

 

We have relationships with local subject matter experts who play a key role in helping our grant recipients move their businesses forward. 

FOCUS AREAS

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EMPOWER GOOD

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.

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CREATE A DIVERSE & INCLUSIVE ECOSYSTEM

We focus on Women and Minority entrepreneurs who have been historically underrepresented in funding.

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ATTRACT & RETAIN
QUALIFIED TALENT

We look to grow the talent of the Cincinnati Startup Ecosystem and connect

like-minded peers through community building.

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BUILD RESILIENT
FOUNDERS & BUSINESSES

We create programming that meets the needs of the founders we support to ensure their long-term viability

in the region.