Main Street Ventures - 2021 Company Directory

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GRANT RECIPIENT DIRECTORY


THE MSV COMMUNITY Main Street Ventures is working to become the community-funded initiative that makes entrepreneurship possible for everyone in Greater Cincinnati, by supporting entrepreneurs with what they need, when they need it: Capital, Connections, and Education. We look to support all good ideas and founders, but with a particular focus on women and minority entrepreneurs who have been historically under-represented in the startup community. Main Street Ventures’ Launch and Leap Grant Funding Programs support local entrepreneurs in the idea/prototype and revenue stages with equity-free business start-up funding, rather than traditional investments. Our no-strings attached funding model supports:

BOLD IDEAS

INCLUSION

GROWTH

Grants allow founders to take bold ideas to the next level without investor limits.

Supporting good ideas across all spaces encourages innovation in our community.

Accessible, debt-free funding creates opportunities for other financial support.

We are thrilled to present the members of the Main Street Ventures’ Grant Recipient Community on the following pages and encourage you to check them out for yourselves. For more information on Main Street Ventures Programs and Community, visit our website www.mainstventures.org. 2


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ACLIPSE CAMPERVANS Aclipse provides a unique travel experience by renting campervans that are thoughtfully designed and fully equipped with all of the camping essentials for adventures big and small.

Q3 2021 5148 Kieley Pl Cincinnati, OH 45217 aclipsecampervans.com

ADYPTATION

Q4 2019

Adyptation is a technology company that develops software and data analytics for healthcare providers with a focus on complex disease. adyptation.com

ARENI ROSE

Q4 2021

Areni Rose creates custom shoes made with high-quality materials tailored exactly to your measurements. arenirose.com

BAND CONNECT

Q1 2021

BAND Connect extends the high-quality in-clinic and MSK rehabilitation experience into the patient’s home through their VirtuaCare platform. bandconnect.net

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BLACK COFFEE LOUNGE black Coffee Lounge is a coffee house where the next generation of bright, ambitious entrepreneurs of color can meet, make decisions and generate new waves of innovation.

Q3 2018 824 Elm St Cincinnati, OH 45202 blackcoffeecincy.com

BLAU COLLECTIONS

Q2 2021

Blau is a women’s ready-to-wear collection created for modern women seeking timeless pieces made with integrity. blau-collections.com

BODYMIND BALANCE BodyMind Balance is an exercise studio focusing on instruction in Classical Pilates and the Gyrotonic Method.

Q4 2020 1940 Dana Ave, Unit 2 Cincinnati, OH 45207 bmbpilates.com

BROOKES & HYDE

Q3 2021

Brookes and Hyde is a luxury accessory company focused on creating timeless and appealing products such as belts, wallets, and more. brookesandhyde.com

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BROWN BEAR BAKERY Brown Bear Bakery specializes in thoughtfully created pastries and desserts featuring a variety of sweet and savory options made with local ingredients and guided by the seasons.

Q4 2021 116 E 13th St Cincinnati, OH 45202 brownbearbakery.com

CINCY NICE SOCIAL HOUSE Cincy Nice Social House activates spaces, brings creatives together, and curates opportunities for the community to gather in Cincinnati.

Q4 2020 2411 Gilbert Ave Cincinnati, OH 45206 cincynice.com

CORPORATION FOR FINDLAY MARKET The Findlay Market Shopping App allows customers to support local businesses by purchasing groceries from 30+ Findlay Market merchants with convenient pick-up and delivery options.

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Q3 2021 1801 Race St Cincinnati, OH 45202 findlaymarket.org

EDEN URBAN GARDENS Eden Urban Gardens is a for-profit urban farm located in the heart of Avondale. The farm transformed a vacant plot of land and is helping to meet the community’s food needs. Facebook Page - @EdenUrbanGardensLLC

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FINANCIAL FITNESS APP

Q4 2021

The Financial Fitness App empowers employees through personal budget and investment training - putting a CFP Professional in everyone’s pocket. financialfitnessapp.com

FRAYT

Q2 2020

FRAYT is an on-demand delivery platform that enables businesses to offer scheduled or same day delivery to their customers. frayt.com

FRESHFRY

Q1 2020

FreshFry LLC produces a food tech product that cleans used oil in commercial fryers to increase efficiency and sustainability while reducing costs for businesses. freshfry.me

GALLERY AT GUMBO Gallery At Gumbo is an inclusive barbershop tolerating zero divides in race, gender, or sexual orientation.

Q1 2021 1300 Main St Cincinnati, OH 45202 galleryatgumbo.com

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GET TOGETHER AI

Q2 2021

Get Together AI is an automated text messaging software that instantly identifies the best time for everyone on a group text message chain to get together. gettogether.ai

HEALTH MATCH 360

Q4 2020

Health Match 360 is a tech-enabled platform that connects clients with licensed, experienced, and available mental health therapists using a proprietary matching algorithm. healthmatch360.com

HEALTHY ROOTS DOLLS

Q1 2019

Healthy Roots Dolls is a toy company that teaches natural hair care to inspire and empower young girls of color. healthyrootsdolls.com

HONEY CHILD ARTISAN POPS Honey Child Artisan Pops creates delicious, superfood popsicles.

Q4 2021 1719 Elm St Cincinnati, OH 45202 honeychildpops.com

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HYDROLABS

Q1 2021

HydroLabs provides data-driven hydration guidance for endurance athletes. hydrolabs.com

INNOVATIONGIRLS

Q4 2020

innoVationGirls enables businesses to co-create sustainable products with their next-gen customer while training young girls to build the world they want to see. innovationgirls.com

INPHLU

Q2 2020

Inphlu is an affordable, AI powered, automated social media management tool for businesses and non-profits. inphlu.com

JAMAA HEALTH

Q2 2021

Jamaa Health is an online platform where patients can locate Black Physicians and Healthcare providers by location, specialty, and insurance. jamaahealth.com

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JUMPER PREMIUM THREADS

Q4 2018

JUMPER was founded with the belief that everyday apparel should carry you from the office to your next adventure! Veteran-owned. jumperthreads.com

JUST Q’IN BBQ Just Q’In BBQ is an authentic Texas style BBQ restaurant, food truck, and catering service.

Q2 2021 975 E McMillan St Cincinnati, OH 45206 justqin.com

LERCH

Q3 2020

Lerch modernizes operations and delivers customer convenience through on-demand and realtime services while eliminating cash transactions. asklerch.com

LOCAL COMPOST Local Compost provides a food waste recovery service to divert food waste from the landfill through compost production in the Greater Cincinnati Area.

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Q4 2020 1512 Resource Dr Burlington, KY 41005 local-compost.com


LUCCA LASER WORKSHOP Lucca Laser Workshop is a woman-owned machine shop and studio focusing on natural, laser-cut gifts, supplies, and decor.

Q4 2021 126 W Elder St Cincinnati, OH 45202 luccaworkshop.com

MIXICLES Mixicles produces botanically infused ice designed to naturally flavor and chill any spirit, wine, beer, or other beverage.

Q4 2021 1719 Elm St Cincinnati, OH 45202 mixicles.com

NETTIE PICKLEBALL CO.

Q4 2021

Nettie is a pickleball brand bringing well-designed, affordable, and retro-inspired gear and apparel to the casual pickleball player. playnettie.com

OUR HARVEST COOPERATIVE Our Harvest Cooperative strengthens the local food system, creates jobs that pay family-sustaining wages, and makes fresh, local food accessibility.

Q4 2018 517 W 7th St Newport, KY 41071 ourharvest.coop

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PAKTLI Paktli is a puffed ancient grain snack food inspired by Mexican Alegrias.

Q4 2021 1719 Elm St Cincinnati, OH 45202 paktlifoods.com

PALOOZANOIRE

Q2 2019

Paloozanoire is a cultural campaign designed primarily for black millennials who share a common interest in the area of corporate leadership, entrepreneurship, and creativity. paloozanoire.com

PATA ROJA TAQUERIA Pata Roja Taqueria provides high-quality street tacos, familystyle taco kits, and catering services - inspired by the culture and traditions of central Mexico.

PERCIEVE NOW

Q4 2020 302e E 12th St Cincinnati, OH 45202 patarojatacos.com

Q4 2021

Perceive Now is an online platform that allows tech entrepreneurs and scientists to quickly access business and research intelligence extracted from millions of scholarly articles and patents. perceivenow.ai

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QUEEN CITY CERTIFIED

Q2 2021

Queen City Certified is a data-informed employer certification and cohort-based leadership program for intersectional workplace equity. queencitycertified.com

RE-ASSIST

Q3 2021

RE-Assist is a referral assistance management app for patients in transitions of care, case management, and vendors to offer educated choices to improve quality of life. astatueofexcellenc.wixsite.com/re-assist

ROSE

Q3 2019

Rose combines design, cutting edge technology, and East African Culture into a consumer products brand. rose-products.com

RUYA

Q2 2021

Ruya is changing the narrative of immigrants in America through Turkish Coffee and immersive experiences. ruyacoffee.com

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SEW VALLEY Sew Valley provides the Cincinnati design community with resources and space to build and grow their brands via access to production services, education, and physical workspace.

Q4 2018 1010 Hulbert Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45214 sewvalley.org

SMOOVE CREATIONS

Q1 2021

Smoove Creations is a shoe customization service powered by specialized shoe design software. smoovecreations.com

SOUL SECRETS Soul Secrets is a soul food family restaurant that serves original southern recipes dating back to 1864 - reminiscent of their grandmother’s kitchen.

Q2 2021 1434 Vine St Cincinnati, OH 45202 soulsecretscatering.com

SOUTHERN GRACE CINCY Southern Grace Cincy is a catering company that teaches teens how to prepare healthy southern homestyle meals and provides employment within the catering business.

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Q2 2020 1719 Elm St Cincinnati, OH 45202 southerngracecincy.com


SUBTERRA AI

Q1 2020

Subterra AI provides a tech-enabled solution that analyzes subterranean infrastructure (sewer systems) through robotics, computer vision, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence. subterra.ai

SWEET MAE’S COOKIE CO. Sweet Mae’s is a premium stuffed cookie company with a southern accent.

Q4 2021 1719 Elm St Cincinnati, OH 45202 sweetmaescookies.com

SWEET PETIT DESSERTS Sweet Petit Desserts provides sweet treats for individual customers and events. That includes customizable dessert bars and special gifts for any occasion.

TETHER

Q4 2018 3546 Montgomery Rd Cincinnati, OH 45207 sweetpetitdesserts.com

Q1 2021

Tether is a resource for discovering local creatives who help organizations create the imagery for magazines, social media feeds, and advertising campaigns. tethercincinnati.com

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THE AREPA PLACE The Arepa Place is a small, fast-casual restaurant that specializes in delicious Colombian and Venezuelan dishes.

Q4 2021 131 W Elder St Cincinnati, OH 45202 arepaplace.com

THE EPIPHANY BRAND

Q3 2021

The Epiphany Brand is creating a spray that aims to make towels cleaner between each use for the consumer by removing bacteria.

TRACKS TECHNOLOGY

Q1 2021

Tracks Technology creates technology solutions to understand animals in national zoos, local shelters, and your home. trackstechnology.com

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WATERFIELDS Waterfields is a social mission-driven year-round grower of premium microgreens, edible flowers and other specialty produce.

WOMEN OF CINCY

Q4 2018 4530 W Mitchell Ave Cincinnati, OH 45232 waterfieldsllc.com

Q3 2019

Women of Cincy is a collective built to awaken and amplify change-makers through storytelling, community, and mentorship. womenofcincy.org

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