Columbus, Ohio

With a $277 million Smart City grant in hand, Columbus is working on building out tools and infrastructure that will define the city of the future, which of course includes a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem. Columbus 2020, an economic development initiative, provides resources, connections, and incentives for entrepreneurs looking to start up in Columbus.

Government & NGO ServicesGrants / FundingGreen Columbus Fund
Storefront Renovation Grant
ProgramBusiness Development Loan Fund
Chamber / City OrganizationsColumbus Chamber of Commerce
Co-Working SpacesEvolution
Idea Foundry
Industrious Cleveland
Intelligent- Columbus, OH
The Hub on Kenny
The Perch
EventsOhio DevFest
Ohio Small Business Development Center
Ohio LinuxFest
OHTec Week
OHTec Awards
StartUp Week
UniversitiesTop UniversitiesOhio State University
Startup ProgramsOhio State University: Building Ohio State Startups
Ohio State University: Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Ohio State University: StartUp Ohio State
Accelerator / IncubatorsFounders Factory
Women’s Small Business Accelerator
Odds & EndsVenture Report 2017
News OrganizationsThe Columbus Dispatch
Columbus Business First
The Kicker
FundingVenture CapitalDraper Triangle
Drive Capital
Early Stage Partners
Innovation Fund America
Mutual Capital Partners
NCT Ventures
Angel InvestmentOhio TechAngel Funds
State Auto Labs Fund
X Squared Angels
Convention & Vistors BureauColumbus Tourism
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Ohio Statehouse
Largest EmployersThe Ohio State University
The State of Ohio
JPMorgan Chase
City of Columbus
Columbus Public Schools
Mount Carmel Health Systems
Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc.
Franklin County
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Kroger Company
Limited Brands
Huntington Bancshares Inc.
Cardinal Health
Medco Health Solutions



Cincinnati (1 h 43 min / 106.7 mi)
Cleveland (2hr 10 min/142 mi)