UpTech was founded to help entrepreneurs turn their big ideas into reality.
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 5-month accelerator program driven by intensive entrepreneurship education, one-on-one mentoring, and extensive community involvement. Our goal: Make startups investable.
UpTech Program History
The UpTech accelerator program was launched in January 2012 to connect talent, money, and ideas in the Cincinnati entrepreneurial ecosystem, as well as to create an digital information industry cluster in Northern Kentucky. Our passion for startups and entrepreneurs is personal: we believe that a strong entrepreneurial culture is an integral part of any thriving city and economy.
In January 2014, our program branched out from our six founding partners (Campbell County Economic Progress Authority,Northern Kentucky ezone/Kentucky Innovation Network, Northern Kentucky University, Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation, Skyward, and Willman Design); at that time, we formally became UpTech, Inc., led by a five-member Board of Directors. UpTech, Inc., our program, remains a separate entity from the UpTech I Fund, LLC, our investment arm.