Story excerpt provided by Cincinnati Enquirer.
Written by Bowdeya Tweh and Fatima Hussein.
A collection of Cincinnati entrepreneurs and technology industry workers want to diversify the ranks of the region’s startup community.
Early-stage talks are happening to expand Over-the-Rhine-based nonprofit Mortar to include either a tech accelerator or serve as a bridge to existing accelerator programs. Launched in 2014, the organization provides training to help minority or low-income residents become entrepreneurs.
Once the initiative, now called Mortar Beta, settles on its mission later this year, plan supporters say operating support could come from sources including the city of Cincinnati and startup development group Cintrifuse.
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Originally published February 21, 2016.