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:
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 is a technology company that develops software and data analytics for healthcare providers with a focus on complex disease. adyptation.com
Areni Rose creates custom shoes made with high-quality materials tailored exactly to your measurements. arenirose.com
BAND Connect extends the high-quality in-clinic and MSK rehabilitation experience into the patient’s home through their VirtuaCare platform. bandconnect.net
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 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
Bosa is a digital platform that integrates productivity tools to easily collect all your tasks in one place and connect each task to the right resource to help you get the task done. bosa.life
BROOKES & HYDE
Brookes and Hyde is a luxury accessory company focused on creating timeless and appealing products such as belts, wallets, and more. brookesandhyde.com
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.
Q3 2021 1801 Race St Cincinnati, OH 45202 findlaymarket.org
EDEN URBAN GARDENS
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
Ellequate is a data-informed employer certification and cohort-based leadership program for intersectional workplace equity. ellequate.com
FINANCIAL FITNESS APP
The Financial Fitness App empowers employees through personal budget and investment training - putting a CFP Professional in everyone’s pocket. financialfitnessapp.com
FRAYT is an on-demand delivery platform that enables businesses to offer scheduled or same day delivery to their customers. frayt.com
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
GET TOGETHER AI
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
HEALTHY ROOTS DOLLS
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
HydroLabs provides data-driven hydration guidance for endurance athletes. hydrolabs.com
INDULJU RELAXATION BOUTIQUE Indulju Relaxation Boutique provides a complete and total relaxation experience by offering spa services which relax, refresh and renew each person.
Q1 2022 10748 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45241 indulju.com
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 is an affordable, AI powered, automated social media management tool for businesses and non-profits. inphlu.com
Jamaa Health is an online platform where patients can locate Black Physicians and Healthcare providers by location, specialty, and insurance. jamaahealth.com
JUMPER PREMIUM THREADS
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
Koinage is an API-driven platform, and mobile application to help redefine the experience with loose change for both consumers and retailers. koinageapp.com
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.
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
LULU’S SWEETS BOUTIQUE
Lulu’s Sweet Bites offers decadent home baked goods made from scratch - specializing in cupcakes, cakes, and french macarons made to order. lulussweetbites.com
Mad Cheese creates and produces small-batch, artisan, vegan cheese and charcuterie. madcheese.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
MOM ‘N ‘EM COFFEE Mom ‘n ‘em is a coffee & wine shop that was opened by the Ferrari Brothers for their Mother Theresa to serve as a third place for the community of Cincinnati and beyond.
Q2 2022 4310 Whetsel Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45227 momnemcoffee.com
NETTIE PICKLEBALL CO.
Nettie is a pickleball brand bringing well-designed, affordable, and retro-inspired gear and apparel to the casual pickleball player. playnettie.com
UGOGELATO uGoGelato is an artisanal Gelato shop featuring in-house production.
Q1 2022 1733 Elm St Cincinnati, OH 45202 uGOgelato.com
PAKTLI Paktli is a puffed ancient grain snack food inspired by Mexican Alegrias.
Q4 2021 1719 Elm St Cincinnati, OH 45202 paktlifoods.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
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.
Q4 2020 302e E 12th St Cincinnati, OH 45202 patarojatacos.com
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
PRODUCT REFINERY - CLEANUP CART
Cleanup Cart is a freestanding mobile cleaning unit that can be used by community organizations to clean up their neighborhoods in a modern, engaging, and simple way. productrefinery.co
QLICIOUS Qlicious creates premium Handcrafted Bubble tea and wholeheartedly made pastries.
Q2 2022 1505 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 Order on Uber Eats
Raven’s Creations is a personal chef and catering service created to engineer upscale, memorable events. ravenscreations.org
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
REKKIE creates augmented reality goggles for action sports like skiing and paintball. rekkie.com
Rose combines design, cutting edge technology, and East African Culture into a consumer products brand. rose-products.com
Ruya is changing the narrative of immigrants in America through Turkish Coffee and immersive experiences. ruyacoffee.com
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 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.
Q2 2020 1719 Elm St Cincinnati, OH 45202 southerngracecincy.com
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.
Q4 2018 3546 Montgomery Rd Cincinnati, OH 45207 sweetpetitdesserts.com
Tether is a resource for discovering local creatives who help organizations create the imagery for magazines, social media feeds, and advertising campaigns. tethercincinnati.com
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 CHEESECAKERY Located in the heart of Madisonville, The Cheesecakery has a cafe, bakery, event space, and two food trucks serving over 100+ fresh and delicious flavors of cheesecake.
Q1 2022 4901 Whetsel Ave Cincinnati, OH 45227 cincycheesecakery.com
THE EPIPHANY BRAND
The Epiphany Brand is creating a spray that aims to make towels cleaner between each use for the consumer by removing bacteria. towelspray.com
THE PASSION PLATE
The Passion Plate provides healthy, well balanced meals that are flavorful and nutritious and will help people live a more sustained life. thepassionplate.com
Tickety-Boo Treats is on a mission to bring healthy and delicious treats to all tables - specializing in cheesecakes and crusts. ticketybootreats.com
TinnCann is an online marketplace where anyone can access the undivided attention of some of the world’s most extraordinary experts. tinncann.com
Tracks Technology creates technology solutions to understand animals in national zoos, local shelters, and your home. trackstechnology.com
Untold Content created Narratize - a SaaS solution that leverages AI to help busy professionals create high-impact documents and stories. untoldcontent.com
WOMEN OF CINCY
Women of Cincy is a collective built to awaken and amplify change-makers through storytelling, community, and mentorship. womenofcincy.org
Yee Mama brings the flavors of Asian home cooking and the Cantonese cooking philosophy to Cincinnati through handmade wontons and other products yeemama.com