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Ocean Accelerator

Joined in October 2017

About Us

Ocean Accelerator operates an annual five-month program to accelerate ten start-up companies with knowledge, relationships, coaching and seed funding. Ocean uniquely includes a concurrent spiritual journey that helps founders clarify their personal mission. Missional alignment enhances endurance and increases the chance of success in their personal life and business. A "Demo Day" will be held midway through the program to initiate relationships with local and regional venture capitalists.


Unpolished training (through Ocean Accelerator) is offered year-round. Training classes host up to 15 founders per session for nine weekly, 4-hour sessions hosted at the Ocean Accelerator office in downtown Cincinnati. Training is followed by 12 months of cohort mentoring, providing groups the opportunity to meet collectively with a trained mentor. Cohorts can run simultaneously, impacting close to 60 entrepreneurs each year.


Unpolished also hosts networking nights every six weeks throughout the year (seven total) and attracts 250-400 attendees at each event. The Unpolished Conference, typically held annually in September, brings together nearly 1,000 attendees for two days of speakers and breakout sessions.

Ocean Accelerator operates an annual five-month program to accelerate ten start-up companies with knowledge, relationships, coaching and seed funding. Ocean uniquely includes a concurrent spiritual journey that helps founders…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Job & Workplace

Location

  • 1100 Sycamore Street
    Floor 4
    Cincinnati, OH 45202

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