August 2018


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July 2018

Candice Matthews, co-founder of Cincinnati-based Hillman Accelerator, a venture development accelerator, told Bank Innovation that the organization helped SoLo Funds secure $1.2 million in seed funding last year. 

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May 2018

The Hillman Accelerator, Cincinnati's very intentional commitment to diversity and inclusion is. And their community for entrepreneurs, Cintrifuse, is a real community effort.

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April 2018

The Cincinnati-based startup accelerator is the first tech accelerator made just for women and people of color, according to a report from Rollout Magazine.

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April 2018

Matthews’ most revolutionary business to date, Hillman takes its name from the seven hills that Cincinnati is founded on and to evoke memories of the fictional Hillman College, of “A Different World” fame, which raised awareness of the Black middle class and Black excellence, Matthews said in a prior interview..

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OCtober 2017

A 2017-born accelerator, Hillman looks to empower early-stage tech startups led by underrepresented founders via business capital, mentorship and opportunity. 

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August 2017

Diversity and inclusion are critical in startups, which is why Hillman Accelerator in Cincinnati, Ohio, has set out to put ethnic minority and women-led startups in positions to succeed.

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