OUR NEXT HOME: MOVING FROM A THRIVING HUB TO AN EMERGING HUB

September 20, 2018


We are excited to announce plans to move to the University of Cincinnati’s 1819 Innovation Hub, located within the emerging Uptown Innovation Corridor.  It’s the region’s newest destination for nascent technology, talent and research.

 

“CincyTech invests in innovation at the earliest stage, for the
purpose of building world-class technology growth companies right here
in southwest Ohio. We seek out the region’s best opportunities, and we
are always looking for what’s next,” said Mike Venerable, CEO of CincyTech. “UC is a longtime partner and a world-class research institution where ideas and intellectual property abound. UC’s Innovation Agenda and the 1819 Innovation Hub align perfectly with our mission.”

 

We know what it’s like to move into a place as it begins to gain momentum.  We’ve been fortunate to have that experience at Union Hall, our home for the last three years.  Union Hall, which is operated by our ecosystem partner Cintrifuse, has helped put a revitalized Over-the-Rhine on the map as a magnet for startup activity.  It’s been fun, convenient, energizing and productive to share not just a mission but a building with our colleagues at Cintrifuse and The Brandery.   When we relocate in early 2019, we’ll free up space for new entrepreneurial energy in Union Hall and what has become a dynamic neighborhood.  And while our offices will move uptown, we’ll still be regulars in OTR, where many of our portfolio companies and ecosystem partners are thriving.

 

The expanding geography and footprint of our startup community is evidence of progress.

 

“Bringing CincyTech to our 1819 hub is such an exciting step in creating a place where innovative and creative ideas will thrive. Our longtime partnership is destined to take on new dimensions as we collaborate around our shared goal of fostering and amplifying growth in the region. CincyTech is great fit with the all-star list of partners who have already committed to 1819,” said University of Cincinnati President Neville G. Pinto.

 

“For the last decade, CincyTech has helped to build a density of impactful, next generation, technology and life science companies that are helping to transform the regional economy and culture. CincyTech has been an anchor in the development of southwest Ohio’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. They will be an ideal partner in the 1819 Innovation Hub as we continue expansion of the innovation ecosystem,” said David J. Adams, University of Cincinnati’s chief innovation officer.

 

As always, we are excited about new possibility growing in southwest Ohio.