Why support YBI?

We simply couldn’t achieve our mission to cultivate tech entrepreneurs and stimulate the local economy without the resources and financial support provided by our partners and the community.

Our supporters

Ohio Third Frontier

State agency Ohio Third Frontier is committed to expanding Ohio’s technological strengths and promoting commercialization that leads to economic prosperity throughout Ohio. Designed to build world-class research programs, nurture early-stage companies and foster technology development that makes existing industries more productive, Ohio Third Frontier creates opportunity through innovation.

Economic Development Administration

Commerce Department agency, the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. YBI has received funding for renovations to YBI and TBB5 and administration dollars for Valley Growth Ventures.

City of Youngstown

The City of Youngstown supports the YBI in a variety of ways, including financial backing, marketing, and synchronization of events and regional efforts.

Lorain County Community College

The Northeast Ohio Regional Acceleration in Digital Innovation, or NEO ReADI, is a grant managed by the Lorain County Community College to support innovation and commercialization of key technologies anchored in the region. The goal of the program is to "grow and attract investment for the core regional digital technology cluster, ranging from sensors to the Internet of Things.”

Huntington National bank

In April 2016, the YBI and Huntington Bank announced a 4 year commitment to the YBI for the The Huntington Bank Entrepreneurship Program for Information Technology. YBI has enjoyed a long history of support from Huntington Bank, and we are deeply grateful. This very generous gift, underwriting the premier program offering of our organization, takes that support to a new level. It will allow our organization, ranked as the #1 University Affiliated Incubator in North America for the past two consecutive years, to substantially step up our game.

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