CincyTech has won a State Science and Technology Institute (SSTI) 2014 Excellence Award for Technology Based Economic Development (TBED). CincyTech won in the Increasing Access to Capital category.
SSTI is a national nonprofit organization that leads, supports and strengthens efforts to improve state and regional economies through science, technology and innovation. Its current chairman is former Pennsylvania Governor and Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge. Previous chairmen include Governor’s Dick Thornburgh of Pennsylvania, John Engler of Michigan, and Dick Celeste of Ohio.
SSTI’s nationwide competition recognizes organizations it believes can serve as models for states and regions trying to grow their innovation economies and create high-paying jobs.
“Although a young program, CincyTech has done an outstanding job increasing access to capital in the Cincinnati region,” said Dan Berglund, SSTI president & CEO. “Based on the resources they have been given, CincyTech is helping create a vibrant culture of entrepreneurship.”
“SSTI represents some of the most thoughtful, successful, and innovative practitioners in the country.” said Bob Coy. “It is an honor to be recognized by SSTI and a jury of our peers.”
CincyTech is one of five programs recognized by SSTI across five categories. This year’s winners received the awards at SSTI’s Annual Conference in Chicago, attended by more than 300 economic development leaders from 42 states.