Below are various organizations and groups that provide various levels of funding for early stage businesses.  Each one has specific areas of focus which may include Tech Companies, Bio Medical Companies, Geographically-located Companies, High Growth Capability firms etc.  Follow the links to visit their website to get more information on the way they invest in businesses.

Bad Girl Ventures

Growth Capital Corp.

Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI)




GLIDE – Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise

COSE Business Pitch Competition

Akron BioInvestments Fund

Alliance Startup Fund

Appleseed Microfinance

The ARCHAngel Network

Barberton Growth Fund

Canton Entrepreneur Launch

Concept Capital

Cuyahoga North Coast Opportunities Fund


Cradle by Sherwin Williams


The Innovation Fund

North Coast Angel Fund

Tech Sprout

The Gordian Organization

Hatch Partners

Cleveland Economic Support