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Our Program

Launching digital media businesses in a fast-paced program by providing seed funding, business training and mentor coaching

The Ohio University Innovation Engine Accelerator is a digital media business accelerator located in Ohio. Made possible by public and private support, the Innovation Engine Accelerator is launching its second 12-week boot camp providing seed funding for selected teams this summer. By the end of the program, each company will have a market-tested MVP (Minimum Viable Product) and an investor-ready pitch developed to attract follow-on funding.

The five companies selected to participate will showcase their product at the end of the program.

Why Choose The Engine?

  • 12-Week Intensive Program

    This in-depth program uses Lean Startup principles to advance your company. During summer 2013 (May 28 - August 16), you will refine your business plan and product, receive expert entrepreneurial coaching and advice, and have the opportunity to pitch your company to investors.

  • $20k Funding for Startup Costs

    Each company selected will receive up to $20,000 distributed throughout the summer as teams meet stringent agreed-upon milestones and participate in accelerator business training and events.

  • Dedicated Mentors/Consultants

    Fifty mentors—startup entrepreneurs, venture and angel investors, C-level industry executives, technical specialists, professional service providers, and venture development executives—provided intensive business coaching to our 2012 teams. These experts will offer hours of one-on-one support to your startup to bolster your success.

  • Industry Standard Hardware/Software

    We’ll provide the equipment and software your digital media company needs to succeed while in the Accelerator: Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro X, Autodesk Maya, Unity Pro Suite, iPhones, iPads, Android Devices, and iMacs.

  • Free, Collaborative Workspace

    Companies will use 1,000 sq. ft. of creative shared space with pods for each team; Whiteboards and flat screen monitors for prototype demonstrations; Conference tables and sofas; Five additional private conference rooms available by reservation; Shared kitchen space; Mailboxes with individual business addresses; Printer, copier, fax, scanner and tons of specialty office equipment.

  • No or Low Cost Legal Advice for Company Formation

    We provide no or low cost legal assistance through our Attorney-in-Residence partner Bricker & Eckler for easy company formation.