Story excerpt provided by Dayton Daily News.
Written by Thomas Gnau.
With the backing of some Ohio blue-chip companies, a business accelerator is being launched with an eye on bringing forward promising start-ups in the financial technology sector.
KeyBank, Progressive, Kroger Co., Grange Insurance, Huntington, FifthThird, First Federal Lakewood, Root Insurance, and Safelite are among the companies behind “Fintech71”, the new accelerator, whose name organizers say is nod to Interstate 71, which links Ohio’s trio of “C” cities — Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland.
Originally published April 25, 2017.