Ohio nonprofit announces top 50 startups to watch in the state

By September 1, 2018

Ohio entrepreneurial facilitator VentureOhio has announced a top 50 list of up-and-coming startups to watch through its Startup Showcase list.

The next wave of companies in the state was selected by the board at VentureOhio based off the startups’ promise and expected growth. Opinions were also taken from key members in the local entrepreneurial community that included competition judges and some 20 venture capitalists and investors crucial to the state’s business environment.

Inclusion on the list predates the first ever Startup Showcase event and the fifth annual dinner with VentureOhio where individual tickets start at $250.

“VentureOhio is thrilled to debut The Watchlist, and the Startup Showcase, to honor these amazing startups that embody all the great things about Ohio’s entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said VentureOhio CEO Falon Donohue in a company press release. “Based on the quality of the submissions, all stakeholders –entrepreneurs, investors, governments, higher education institutions – should be excited about the startup business climate in the state.”

The 50 Ohio startups included on the first list are here:

ActionStreamer, Agile Networks, Astronomer, Aver, Beam Dental, Centerline Biomedical,
Checkpoint Surgical, Cladwell, Clarigent Health, Clarivoy, Complion, ConnXus, DOmedia,
Eccrine Systems, EmployStream, Enable Injections, Ethex, Everything But The House, Exacter,
FactGem, Genetesis, Healthy Roster, IncludeHealth, JadeTrack, Juventas Therapeutics, LISNR,
Losant, MentorCliq, Myonexus, Neuros Medical, Nikola Labs, ORIS Intelligence, OROS,
Prevedere, PriorAuthNow, Rapchat, READY Robotics, ReadySet Surgical, Root Insurance,
SafeChain, ScriptDrop, SHARE, Solo Funds, STACK Construction Technologies, Three
Firefighters, tilr, TribeVest, Updox, Wiretap, Xact Medical Inc.

Going forward towards the events like the Startup Showcase, the chosen companies will have the opportunity to sit down with investors and pitch their companies in hopes of securing needed venture capital. There will be more than 600 investors and VC leaders in attendance at the showcase, according to VentureOhio’s press release.

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