TT/I  Ohio University Innovation Center

     Office Locations:

Ohio University Business Incubator, Unit 7
340 West State Street
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740-593-1818



  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    The Innovation Center provides valuable business incubation resources to fuel the economy in Athens, Ohio and surrounding regions. Created in 1983, the Ohio University Innovation Center was the first university-based business incubator in the State of Ohio and just the 12th in the United States. The current 36,000 square foot facility, which opened in 2003, is now home to 16 prospering member companies. The University's Technology Transfer Office works with entrepreneurial and established businesses, and focuses on three broad strategic areas: World Health and Quality of Life- Discovery and development of new therapies, Electronic medical records, Disease management programs, New medical devices, Disease biomarkers, Osteopathic medicine, Improved healthcare delivery; Resource Sustainability- Renewable energy, Green technology, Fuel cells, Hydrogen fuels, Algae fuels and technology; and Societal, Cultural and Logistics- Flight and air technology, Transportation logistics, Software and game design, International politics, Government affairs.

    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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    Jennifer Simon Director
    Joe Jollick BRDF Director
    Sandra Colopy Administrative Associate
    Stacy Strauss Director
    Susan Bauman Administrative Associate


    Portfolio companies include:

      Adena Ventures
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      Affine Technologies
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      Athenian Venture Partners
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      Athens Computers and Multimedia Enterprises
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      Austral Engineering & Software
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      BCS Engineering
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      Better Blaster Bureau
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      Betwixt Games
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      Bio-Ag Solutions
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      Business Remixed
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      CreMedia Productions
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      Diagnostic Hybrids
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      Digital Edge Sports
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      E3 Clean Technologies
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      Ecolibrium Solar
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      EZ Asphalt Technologies
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      First Biotech
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      Flare Code
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      Frederick Limited
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      GotGame Media
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      Initio Creative
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      Light on the Land Services
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      Mide Technology
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      Molecular Technology
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      Onyx Scientific
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      Promiliad Biopharma
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      Reid Consulting Group
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      Root Deeper
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      Split Pixel Studios
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