At the culmination of the LHX program, companies have the ability to pitch and demo to investors, potential clients, other entrepreneurs and the general public at Showcase Day. More than 200 people attended Showcase Day 2012, with live streaming to 30 more investors nationwide.
LaunchHouse and Bizdom Cleveland are the only accelerators in Northeast Ohio to receive the ONEFund grant. Bizdom Cleveland, a non-profit business accelerator founded by serial entrepreneur Dan Gilbert, runs an accelerator program "focused on software and web opportunities in healthcare, consumer finance, real estate, entertainment, sports, online marketing and gaming," according to The Ohio Third Frontier.
Since Bizdom Cleveland began calling downtown Cleveland home, LaunchHouse and Bizdom Cleveland have been able to forge a beneficial partnership for the region, as well as Northeast Ohio entrepreneurs. Through these accelerator programs, LaunchHouse and Bizdom Cleveland will continue to attract entrepreneurs to the region, and retain talented individuals who can grow startups and succeed in Northeast Ohio.
"We are excited to continue to build the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Northeast Ohio, through the LaunchHouse Accelerator, while building awareness that Cleveland is a place to start a business," said Todd Goldstein, Chief Executive Officer and managing partner of LaunchHouse. " Cleveland has offered us an abundance of resources, mentors and partnerships, which will directly benefit each of the 10 startups in the development process, and ultimately assist them in securing follow on funding."Again, applications for the LHX 2013 program will open March 8, with the program beginning August 12. Those interested can apply at www.launchhouse.com/accelerator. About LaunchHouse LaunchHouse is a lean business accelerator in Shaker Heights that fosters entrepreneurial success and job creation through seed capital, education and innovation. Based in Northeast Ohio, the LaunchHouse mission is to recruit, nurture, and grow the Midwest's most promising startup companies not only through funding but also through mentorship and strategic business development resources. Visit www.launchhouse.com for more information. About Ohio One Fund