TechColumbus (TC) is an early stage investor, not a typical venture fund. They are often the first money in. TC helps make connections and drive value at the early stage so our portfolio companies can grow. TC works with and invests 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 TC, 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. TC connects entrepreneurs to the resources they need, including seasoned business mentors, expert service providers, business partners, and even potential customers from Ohio and beyond. TechColumbus’ 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. Find out more here.