COVINGTON, Ky.— UpTech, Greater Cincinnati’s accelerator for data-driven startups, announced recently that applications for UpTech 6 opened on May 3. The program is set to begin September 2017 and run through March 2018. Applications will be open for six weeks.
Deadline to apply is Sunday, June 11 at 11:59 p.m.
UpTech will be accepting up to 10 companies who will receive up to $50,000 each. UpTech is looking to invest in data-driven, tech-enabled startups offering scalable B2B/B2G solutions in large markets. For more information on what UpTech looks for in a team and company, visit: http://uptechideas.org/accelerator-program/apply/.
UpTech is excited to announce a partnership with St. Elizabeth Healthcare to explore the selection of several Health Tech startups for the 6th cohort. St. Elizabeth, one of the region’s most respected and technologically advanced medical providers, can offer qualified health tech startups access to top health advisors, mentors and potential customers. This partnership is a micro-venture in Health Tech by UpTech while the remainder of the 6th cohort will continue to be open to other industries.
Important dates to note:
• Application Period: May 3 – June 11, 2017
• Community Grill Outs: Thursday, April 20 and Thursday, May 25 starting at 4:30 pm
• Info Session @ New Riff Distillery: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 (5 – 7 pm)
• (Anticipated) Announcement Date: Friday, August 25, 2017
• UpTech 6 Begins: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
• UpTech 6 Demo Day: February 2018
Entrepreneurs interested in applying to the UpTech program are encouraged to attend UpTech’s info session at New Riff Distillery on Tuesday, May 9 and schedule an appointment for an UpTech one-on-one with UpTech Program Director, JB Woodruff. Details on scheduling an UpTech one-on-one can be found here: http://bit.ly/UpTech6-1on1 or on the ‘Apply’ section of UpTech’s website.
The UpTech program offers participants benefits going well beyond investment dollars. UpTechcreates investor-ready startups by providing founders with startup education, one-on-one weekly advising, six-months of free co-working space, dedicated legal and accounting counsel, and early investor feedback through our investor relationships. In addition, participants have access to staff resources for aid in graphic design, an entrepreneur speaker series with more than 30 speakers, access to more than 200 mentors, a university student intern grant, and gigabit internet.
UpTech’s support of its portfolio companies is strengthened through its participation in theStartupCincy community and its unique partnership with The Kentucky Innovation Network at Northern Kentucky. Additionally, with UpTech’s connection with Cintrifuse, cohort participants are exposed to a wide network of entrepreneurs, mentors, big companies, and customers in the region. UpTech’s portfolio companies to date have secured $4.2MM in follow-on funding as well as three exits with more to soon be announced from our 5th year.
Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 pm on Sunday, June 11. Applicants will be provided updates on their status throughout the application process. For more information on how to apply, go to http://uptechideas.org/accelerator-program/apply/.
UpTech is Greater Cincinnati’s premier accelerator for data-driven startups. The intense, 6-month accelerator program guides participant startups through areas of business development that range from marketing and fundraising to market research and pitching the company to both investors and clients. For more information on UpTech, please visit http://www.uptechideas.org/