Forbes notes Institute for Entrepreneurship's role in Cincinnati's startup success

October 2018

Cincinnati is one of the top 10 rising cities for startups, thanks in part to the Farmer School of Business.

That’s the conclusion from a new Forbes article that puts the Queen City at number six in their list, noting that VC funding has climbed from $15 million in 2010 to more than $100 million this year.

“The Institute for Entrepreneurship at Miami University, located just outside of Cincinnati, is one of the top-rated programs in the U.S. for real-world learning for startups,” the article states.

“The growth of entrepreneurship at Miami University mirrors Cincinnati’s rise as one of Forbes’ top rising cities for startups,” director Dr. Tim Holcomb noted. “Four years ago, the Institute for Entrepreneurship at Miami University begin an intentional effort to integrate our curricular and co-curricular programs with the broader startup ecosystem in Cincinnati. By design, our students don’t simply learn about entrepreneurship; they learn to do it.”

“This year, two thirds of our graduating seniors will leave Miami having launched at least one startup and scores of other students have worked side-by-side at accelerators including The Brandery, UpTech, and OCEAN; at venture investment firms including Cintrifuse, CincyTech, and Refinery Ventures; at corporate giants such as P&G, Scripps, and Stryker; and at startups and high growth companies including The Garage Group, Everything But The House, and OROS.” Holcomb explained.

The entrepreneurship program program has placed more than 100 interns in startup and early stage companies in the StartupCincy ecosystem.

Ohio is the only state to have two cities on the list, with Columbus as the other.

Cincinnati skyline at dawn