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Rev1 is a seed-stage venture development organization that combines investment capital and strategic services to help entrepreneurs build products people want and companies that succeed. Rev1’s seasoned, data-driven team delivers early market validation for startups, helping them lay the foundation for scalable growth with the skills to evolve their product, sell to customers and build the right team. Rev1 manages a continuum of investment support from corporate, community and innovation partners, as well as the Ohio Third Frontier. For more information, visit www.rev1ventures.com.

Ohio State is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, The Ohio State University is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers, and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences, and the professions.

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The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs finds researched-based solutions to challenges facing communities, the economy and the environment. The Vice President for Research division promotes Ohio University’s research mission to advance excellence in the search for new information, knowledge, understanding and creative endeavors.

TechGROWTH Ohio is sponsored by Ohio University and the Ohio Third Frontier program. Through TechGROWTH, entrepreneurs and technology start-up companies in southeast Ohio can access business assistance and sources of capital.

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FLC is the formally chartered, nationwide network of over 300 federal laboratories, agencies, and research centers that fosters commercialization best practice strategies and opportunities for accelerating federal technologies from out of the labs and into the marketplace.

The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is committed to strengthening U.S. manufacturing. It has had a profound impact on the growth of well-paying jobs, development of dynamic manufacturing communities, and enhancement of American innovation and global competitiveness.


AWH: Builders of exceptional digital products that drive business for select growth companies. Learn more about AWH at awh.net and follow them on Twitter @AWHNET.

Elsevier Research Intelligence offers solutions to the most pressing challenges faced by researchers and research managers. Elsevier provides innovative services that improve your ability to establish, execute and evaluate research strategy and performance via rich data assets and metrics from tools such as SciVal and Pure, and custom analytical services.

Innovation Policyworks enables economic development officials at state, regional and local levels make better, data-driven decisions by providing expert research, analysis and recommendations. Our clients see innovation and entrepreneurship as critical elements of their economic development strategy, and are developing new programs or policies, and/or evaluating existing ones.

TEConomy Partners is a global leader in research, analysis and strategy for innovation-based economic development. Today we’re helping nations, states, regions, universities, institutions and industries blueprint their future and translate knowledge into prosperity.

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At Ben Franklin, we are partners guided by a singular purpose; to guide the region’s technology community to new heights. Through our unique model, we provide the capital, counsel and connections that empower innovators to accelerate their ideas and investors to expand their impact.

The Georgia Research Alliance grows Georgia’s economy by expanding university research capacity and by seeding and shaping startup companies around inventions and discoveries.

Established in 1925, the Indiana Business Research Center is an integral unit in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. The IBRC provides and interprets the economic information needed by the state’s business, government and nonprofit organizations, as well as users of such information throughout the nation. Learn more at ibrc.kelley.iu.edu.

The Launch Place strives to foster an environment for new and serial entrepreneurs to raise capital and garner the support system needed to take their products and/or solutions into the market place.

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Is your organization part of the national innovation ecosystem? Download the 2016 Partnership Opportunities prospectus or contact Jason Rittenberg today!