I  Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI)


     Office Locations:

241 W. Federal Street
Youngstown, OH 44503
Phone: 330-746-5003
Fax: 330-746-6863



  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    The Youngtown Business Incubator (YBI) is a 501 (c) 3 charitable, non-profit corporation, funded in part by the State of Ohio through the Edison Incubator Program, as well as through the JumpStart Entrepreneurial Network. Its primary mission is to accelerate the startup and growth rates of scalable technology-based businesses in the greater Mahoning Valley. Although YBI will work with firms possessing a broad range of proprietary technologies, its current focus is on developing B2B software application companies. Fully furnished office space is provided to tenant companies from 110 square feet to 825 square feet, as well as a software testing laboratory. The Center's 32 portfolio companies operate out of a Youngstown Business Incubator owned four building campus in downtown Youngstown, Ohio. The campus is also home to a federally funded research and development center, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

    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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    Barb Ewing Chief Operations Officer
    Brett Conner Entrepreneur in Residence for Additive Manufacturing
    Brittany Housel Client Development Coordinator
    Colleen Kelly Director of Development
    George L. Buzzy Entrepreneur in Residence


    Portfolio companies include:


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