TechGROWTH delivers intensive operational assistance through “Executives in Residence” who validate opportunities and prepare companies for investment. In addition, TechGROWTH provides small, competitive “Growth Grants” to qualifying companies to overcome targeted commercialization obstacles, pre-seed investments providing “first-in” funding for technology startups, and access to a regional network of angel investors for “follow-on” capital needs as well as access to venture capital markets to fund the “scale up” of production, sales, and marketing. TechGROWTH is funded by an Ohio Third Frontier grant with support from Ohio University and private capital. TechGROWTH’s impact shows a leverage ratio of over $9 of follow-on resources acquired for client companies for every $1 of state money invested, achieving over $69.7 million flowing into the region over its first four years.
20 East Circle Drive
Athens, Ohio 45701