Startup Company Support Services

Making connections for success

A successful startup company requires innovative technology, adequate capital and an experienced business leader. Our new ventures team helps entrepreneurs identify attractive technologies that need the entrepreneurs’ particular experience and domain expertise. The team supports the new company with access to a variety of capital sources to support the technologies’ additional development. 

A growing number of entrepreneurs are connecting with and licensing technology from Ohio State because of the combination of technology, capital and resource support from inside and outside of the university.

Raising Capital

Access to capital plays a major role in successfully maturing university technologies.

Learn more about capital resources available for startups based from Ohio State technologies.

Startup Leader Events

As part of the Buckeye Executive Network, startup leaders have the opportunity to participate in several events throughout the course of the year. The bi-annual startup leader dinner provides the chance to share best practices, create a community and foster growth of university startups. Our technology and company showcase events also provide a chance for entrepreneurs, investors and inventors to interact, connect, and preview Ohio State’s startup portfolio. Inventors and entrepreneurs present brief overviews of their technologies or startup, followed by networking with capital providers, potential customers and talent.

Rev1 Ventures

We partner with Rev1 Ventures, a startup studio on Ohio State’s campus that offers capital and strategic services to help startup companies scale. Rev1 aligns innovators and founders with corporate and research partners to access customers and markets, helping entrepreneurs build great companies. Rev1 has $90MM in capital under management, providing a capital continuum from corporate and community partners, as well as the Ohio Third Frontier. Rev1 has been named fourth Most Active Seed Investor in the U.S., according to PitchBook.

Learn more about Rev1 Ventures

Contact Us

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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