I  Braintree Business Development Center


     Office Locations:

201 E. Fifth St., Suite 100
Mansfield, OH 44902
Phone: 419-525-1614
Fax: 419-525-3492



  • Seed



  • Business Services
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    Braintree is a non-profit business incubator that assists business startups and emerging companies in North Central Ohio. Braintree Partners offer counseling, customer referral, access to capital, and training opportunities. The incubator offers a support system of successful entrepreneurs, flexible space, high-speed internet access, links to accounting, financial, and legal professionals, one-on-one business counseling, and networking opportunities with other small businesses. The Braintree Facilities include 80,000 square feet of low cost rental space that can provide a variety of office, manufacturing, technology and assembly work settings. One of Braintree's initiatives, the Appleseed Microfinance loan fund, is designed to help provide small amounts of capital to small business with the goal of creating or retaining jobs. Loan amounts will range from $1,000-$35,000.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Barrett Thomas Microfinance Administrator
    Bob Cohen CEO
    Bob Leach Director of Operations


    Portfolio companies include:

      Cahara Fluid Power
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      Dakota Graphics
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      Graywacke Engineering
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      Hess Industries
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      Integrated Business Solutions
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