Office Locations:

1776 Mentor Avenue, Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH 45212
Phone: 513-631-8292
Fax: 513-631-4887



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  • Information Technology



    Hamilton County Business Center, Inc. (HCBC) is a nationally recognized business incubation program that helps Greater Cincinnati entrepreneurs launch and build successful companies. HCBC is a mixed use, technology focused incubation program that caters to those entrepreneurs who are starting up an innovative and growing business. Both traditional and technology businesses are welcome at HCBC. Since 1989, HCBC has been home to 260 business start-ups and has successfully graduated 110 businesses to the Southwest Ohio marketplace with a success rate of nearly 70%. HCBC offers office, workshop, high bay, light manufacturing, and warehouse space ranging from 150-1,500 square feet, as well as a variety of business assistance to its clients. HCBC is affiliated with HCDC and the State of Ohio Thomas Edison Technology & Innovation Program and actively serves Southwest Ohio.

    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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    Brent Messmer Board Chair
    David K. Main President
    David Lingler Board Vice Chair
    Jeff Bender Secretary
    Patrick Longo Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      AGI Management
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      Applied Decision Science
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      Harmony Garden
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      Search Engine Experts
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      Zebra Mobile
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