Our Mission:

Bridge The Gap.

Currently less than 2% of venture capital is granted to women and founders of color. We provide underrepresented technology founders with seed funding, mentorship, and resources. Therefore, disrupting the tech industry and bridging the substantial gap of vc distribution.  

 
 
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DEMO DAY 2018

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hillman accelerator class of ‘18 demo day

Hillman Accelerator’s Class of 2018 will be held at Memorial Hall in OTR Cincinnati, OH on Tuesday October 9, 2018. The doors will open at 9:00am, the program will begin promptly at 9:30am.

Directly following pitches light appetizers and networking will start at 11a. Connect with our founders, entrepreneurs, investors and community partners from all over the country. We hope you attend this highly anticipated event!

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Our Mission

Hillman is a top tier accelerator in Cincinnati, OH determined to lead the way for diversity and inclusion in the Midwest region. To do this we take a cohort of tech and tech enabled companies through our intensive program with: $100,000 in seed financing, mentorship, exclusive startup curriculum, real partnership opportunities, along with access to our nationwide network and more.

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Our Impact

Since our founding in 2017 we have . . .

3+

Million dollars raised by our portfolio companies

 

70+

Community Partners

 
 

800+

Thousand dollars invested in startups by 2018

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Our Programs

Curriculum is developed to specially meet the needs of teams that are accepted into our cohort. Experienced EIRs and mentors meet regularly with founders to highlight strengths and create opportunities for growth and development.

At the end of the program we will host a Demo Day. This is when all the startups who complete the program present their products and services to selected audience of investors, corporate partners and press.

After Demo Day, teams are prepared to face the next phase...life after the accelerator. Each team will have a gameplan on how they will navigate the next 18 months of the company through raising, revenue, and team growth.

Network

Provide access to capital resources
Facilitate national corporate connections
Leverage network to increase business

Scale

Business leaders with entrepreneurial experience
Start up "know how""
Human capital and financial management experience

Cultivate

Recruiting global talent
Fostering mentor relationships
Enriching knowledge via enhanced curriculum

Invest

Provide early stage seed capital
Provide opportunities for follow-on capital within the Jumpstart network
 
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Our Partners

 

October 2017

We don’t think there’s a pipeline problem. There’s no shortage of teams being formed by minority or women founders with great ideas. We think the problem lies in these teams’ accessing a community or support system to move their ideas forward,”

Candice Matthews, Executive Director of Hillman Acceleratort / Read Full Article

 

 
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Get Involved

Our team of experts are always looking for new talent,  partners, and collaborators.

Blk Hack

BLK hack is an event based network that is engaged in the latest business, technology news and curator of black digital culture. We are committed to innovating the digital business culture for black millennials while creating solutions for inclusion.

Hillman Fridays

A room full of hustlers. From marketers, designers, coders, and more. Join us every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month to educate, collaborate, and create.

Partnerships

Want to learn more on how to be a community partner at Hillman?
 
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