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Do You Qualify?

The Innovation Center offers your early stage company a complete support system to reduce risk and assist you in developing sustainable business practices.  But, the process is competitive.  To meet the minimum requirements, you must have a technology-based idea, a product with growth potential and/or be an early stage startup company.

 

Applying: 

 

Rather than have you spend hours filling out paperwork, we want to begin the process with a conversation.  Call 740/593-9401 to speak with our Client Services Coordinator about becoming a client or send an email to mcculll1@ohio.edu.

 

The  next step will be a meeting where our Client Services Coordinator and EIR will assess your needs and make a recommendation as to what resources your startup needs to become successful, even if it doesn't mean that we're the right fit for your business.

 

If the Innovation Center services and space is something from which you could benefit, you will be invited to submit a full application.  The application will ask about your product, market, team, value proposition, resources needed and several basic building blocks necessary for success.

 

The Director and Associate Director will review your application and schedule an interview with you to determine your qualifications.  In order to get the most out of your time here at the IC, a set of requirements has been put into place that lays the foundation for positive outcomes including:

  • being coachable by showing your willingness to put forth effort toward growing your business
  • being open to working with Innovation Center staff
  • establishing sound business practices such as an accounting system, an online presence and plans for building out a strong team
  • commitment to coaching assistance from the IC staff on a monthly or quarterly basis

 

Finally, if selected, you will meet with our administrative staff to complete a lease and service agreement along with other necessary paperwork.