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Impacting society, creating change

The Ohio State startup portfolio is growing and making waves in the way the world lives. Ohio State’s startup portfolio is creating change in many industries, including healthcare, information technology, materials, transportation, agribusiness and more.

Ohio State Startup Success

Startups evolving from Ohio State technology are showing promise through success.

  • Active companies: through June 2019, there are approximately 90 active companies that have been spun out of university technology
  • Follow-on investments: Ohio State startups have raised more than $425 million in outside capital.
  • Exits: startups from the Ohio State portfolio have been acquired by global companies, including AveXis and Celenex.
Learn more about the companies in the Ohio State startup portfolio.

Contact Us

Connect with our new ventures team to learn more about investing in Ohio State startups.

Senior Director, New Ventures

Cheryl Turnbull


New Ventures Analyst

Katherine Schulhaus


New Ventures Analyst

Lauren Morowit


Director, New Ventures

Zachary Ellis, Jr.


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