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Written by Carrie Ghose.
Banking and insurance corporations from Ohio’s three biggest cities are backing a startup accelerator for financial services technology with a $100,000 stipend for each of 12 companies selected – five times the initial backing from Central Ohio accelerator programs to date.
Fintech71, a nonprofit named for the interstate connecting Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati, starts accepting applications May 15 for curriculum starting in September. The program says it could help sponsor skilled-worker visas for outstanding startups relocating to Ohio from abroad.
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Originally published May 2, 2017.