Accelerating Big Ideas

UpTech is metro Cincinnati's premier accelerator for informatics-driven startups.

  • Immersive Learning Programs

    GamiGen

    GamiGen, formerly known as 7Moose Games, applies game-based techniques and…

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  • 3D Printing As-a-Service

    3DLT

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  • Activity-Driven Publishing Platform

    Hapzing

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UpTech's Process

  • Apply to UpTech
    UpTech accepts up to 10 startups per year. The next round of applications will be taken in spring 2016.

  • Get Accepted
    The UpTech program begins in September and runs for six months. Each company is eligible for up to $50,000 in funding.

  • Accelerate Your Business
    We help our startups get market-ready by providing a dedicated team and an individualized, one-on-one approach.

  • Stay Supported
    Post-program, the startups receive continued support through our connection with the Northern Kentucky office of the KY Innovation Network.

Why UpTech?

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  • Community

    SUPPORT NETWORK
    We pair each startup with business partners in banking, accounting, law, and more to strengthen your business from every angle.

    PARTNERSHIPS
    Our partnerships with regional universities gives startups additional technical and business support and talent resources.

    STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
    We help connect our startups with the partners you need. Our ability to forge strategic connections with and for you is what we do best.

  • Resources

    UP TO 50K IN FUNDING
    
The UpTech Fund provides startups with an investment of up to $50,000.

    EXPERT MENTORING
    Our mentors offer years of experience and crucial industry connections to help you succeed.

    COMMITMENT TO SUCCESS
    Our startups have secured nearly $3MM in follow-on funding. Once the program concludes, the Northern Kentucky office of the KY Innovation Network, steps in to continue offering you guidance.

  • Education

    LEAN LAUNCHPAD COURSE
    Lean Launchpad is an intensive startup education program led by our program director, JB Woodruff.

    STARTUP SUPERSTARS
    Local entrepreneurs and startup-savvy professionals share stories, insights, and practical advice in this guest speaker series.

    INVESTMENT AND FUNDING
    UpTech co-founder Casey Barach leads the investment education and funding efforts.

Meet The Mentors

Your big idea deserves a world-class mentor. We’ve got you covered.

  • Rahul Bawa
    As an UpTech mentor, Rahul Bawa offers more than two decades of experience in the IT space and has worked…

  • David Collette
    David Collette has experienced the roller coaster ride of being an early stage Founder and worked as a professional Manager…

  • Tim Hanner
    Tim Hanner’s background in education includes experience as Associate Commissioner of Education for the Kentucky Department of Education, Deputy Superintendent, Principal,…

  • Harold Kremer
    Harold specializes in the valuation of corporations and partnerships for a variety of tax, assurance and financing needs. In his 27…

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