Community Demo Day
Watch Live on February 15th @ 5:30pm

The accelerator for data-driven startups developing
tech-enabled solutions.

UpTech is a nationally ranked tech accelerator program for data-driven startups that are developing tech-enabled solutions and seeking equity funding. UpTech selects up to 10 startups annually to go through the 6-month accelerator program driven by intensive entrepreneurship education, one-on-one mentoring, and extensive community involvement.

  • 10 Startups

    We select and invest in up to 10 tech startups each year to go through our accelerator program.

  • 5+1 Month Program

    In 6 months our aim is to help create strong entrepreneurs and high-growth, viable, investable businesses.

  • $50K Investment

    The UpTech Fund invests up to $50,000 per startup during the program, giving companies the capital they need to succeed.

  • Mentorship

    We equip our startups with the right mentors and connections to learn what is needed to be an entrepreneur and to run a high-growth company.

We develop our entrepreneurs through education and mentorship; empowering each to build a strong, investable business.

Our portfolio is comprised of 47 companies.
93 founders have started companies in the past 6 years.
216 full and part-time jobs have been created as a result of the program.
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Our portfolio companies have received over $6.6MM in follow-on funding to date.
In the past 4 years we have seen 3 successful portfolio exits.
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Over 100 organizations comprise our network of mentors, educators and sponsors.

The UpTech tech startup accelerator is located in Covington, KY, just across the river from Cincinnati, OH.  We run an annual program beginning every September bringing in up to 10 startups and making an investment of up to $50,000.


UpTech 5 Sponsors

The Greater-Cincinnati region offers a wealth of business expertise in health, manufacturing, logistics, data/analytics, cyber security, among many others. UpTech leverages the community in which we live in to accelerate your business. We like our startups to provide solutions to the industry sweet spots of our region in order to maximize customer and business development opportunities.

Kentucky has a proud history of distilling that created the world-renowned spirit of bourbon.  As a Kentucky-based accelerator, we wouldn’t be representing very well without having bourbon within our halls.   Problem solved.

We’re proud to have New Riff Distillery as our official distilling partner.