Three months ago, Main Street Ventures announced a new program aimed at encouraging student-led startups. Dubbed Launch It: Cincy, the program will cover summer expenses so budding entrepreneurs can focus on growing their companies locally. The program is banking on Cincinnati’s ability to build and retain talent, as one of the strongest metrics for measuring a startup ecosystem is its breadth of young innovators.
In that spirit, Cincy Inno accepted nominations from other founders, investors, startup members and enthusiasts and ultimately selected five entrepreneurs under the age of 25 who we believe are worth watching. Their fledgling companies and big ideas have the potential needed to become the next power players in the city’s startup space.
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Written by Liz Engel and Meg Garner.
Originally published September 17, 2021.