Incubators & Workspaces
Whether you run an established corporation or are developing an early-stage business, the City of Cincinnati provides the resources you need to grow and thrive.

Cincinnati Incubators & Workspaces

For those small businesses, entrepreneurs and startups looking for a supportive and cost saving business location designed to support growth, Cincinnati offers many innovative incubators and workforce spaces to grow your business.

HCDC Business Center

Established in 1989, the HCDC Business Center is a one of the largest and most successful tech incubators in the country. HCDC helps entrepreneurs launch their businesses through a variety of programs, including coaching, access to capital and programming. Since its founding, more than 300 businesses have participated in the program and those companies have created more than 2,300 jobs and generated over $500 million in economic activity. For more information, visit HCDC’s website.


A public-private seed-stage investor, CincyTech is committed to the creation, retention and attraction of investable tech companies in Southwest Ohio. Companies meeting CincyTech’s criteria are eligible for funding and growth support. For more information or to apply for funding, visit the CincyTech website.


Ocean is the first independent, faith-based accelerator in the U.S. Each year, Ocean selects 10 startups for a five-month growth program. The startups receive a $35,000 seed investment, access to over 80 mentors and a curriculum designed to match each company. Visit the Ocean website for more information. 

The Brandery

The Brandery is a nationally ranked seed-stage startup accelerator that leverages Cincinnati’s strong reputation for branding, marketing and design. Selected startups are paired with creative agencies to develop their brand, a $50,000 investment, a year of free office space and over $200,000 in additional benefits. Visit The Brandery website for more information.


Cintrifuse connects the region’s high-potential, venture-backable startups to advice, talent, funding and customers. With over 30 ecosystem partners, 30+ participating local corporations, 75+ mentors and advisors, Cintrifuse leverages the power of its network to serve over 100 startup members and improve their chances of success. For more information, visit the Cintrifuse website.


Mortar targets underserved and redeveloping communities by offering these entrepreneurs the opportunity to use their inherent talents to positively participate in the growth and success of the City of Cincinnati. For more information, visit the Mortar website.