More than 500 emerging technology companies come to TechColumbus each year to receive the services and funding they need to grow into sustainable, profitable Central Ohio businesses. 

We are early stage investors, not a typical venture fund. We are often the first money in. We help make connections and drive value at the early stage so our portfolio companies can grow.

We work with and invest in emerging high-growth startups in the 15-county Central Ohio region. These businesses  reflect our region’s strengths—advanced materials, energy, life sciences, software/IT, and related technologies. For us, strengthening the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is a way of life.

We provide comprehensive Acceleration Services based on industry best practices. Our proven methodology reduces risk by matching achievement milestones to capital to speed up startups’ growth.

TechColumbus attracts and is a catalyst for public and private pre-seed to growth stage capital. We connect entrepreneurs to the resources they need, including seasoned business mentors, expert service providers, business partners, and even potential customers from Ohio and beyond.

Our SpringBox Labs accelerator, with 62,000 square feet of flexible and innovative office, lab, and manufacturing space, is home to up to 40 technology startups.