2017 Elevator Cohort

Thousands of patients turn to hospitals and urgent care for emergency dental needs.  They are typically released with an opioid prescription and instructions to find a dentist.  Dental Access For All establishes on-sight dental clinics for emergency treatment and preventative care in a hospital or urgent care environment.  Our ask is for investment partners to capitalize the buildout of the clinics and connections to healthcare providers in the region and across the country.

urbanHive is the most cost effective solution for recruiting and hiring. Our platform gives employers the ability to reach the highest number of top quality job seekers – including those who experience barriers when seeking employment – by focusing on their skills and goals rather than titles and resumes. We are seeking investments to scale our growth by expanding our team, plus connections to companies who are actively hiring.

Journey to Hope helps employers cut the high costs of lost productivity and worker absenteeism through group coaching that helps employees navigate life’s challenges. We draw on 17 years experience and research proven to enhance  employee lives and employers’ bottom line. We are seeking introductions to employers and investments for infrastructure.

Workforce Connection offers employers a solution to retention and productivity of their hourly-wage workforce. We help vulnerable employees stay and thrive in the workplace through on-site personal coaching and resource navigation. We are seeking seed funding to launch and grow the business to a point of self-sustainability; connections to employers with a sizable hourly workforce; and expertise in the areas of business development and marketing.

2016 Elevator Cohort

 A workforce development program focused on making great food and restaurant workers.

cincy hive

A center for contemplation, art, and action that seeks to cultivate mindfulness that translates into creativity and action in Cincinnati.


Addresses food waste in Cincinnati by creating healthy soups for customers and food-deprived individuals.

A collaborative hub where parents call for family supportive workplace policies, laws, and values in the U.S.


A program that provides Cincinnati youth the opportunity to develop their mind, body, and spirit within a community context.

Dedicated to creating accessible community resources for Cincinnati trans, queer, and LGBTQ people.


Utilizes modern technology to create relationships and learning experiences between students in other countries/cultures.