The 10Xelerator is a 10-week intensive experience designed to take early-stage companies from an idea to a validated business model. Based on a foundation of the latest practices of lean startups and groundbreaking research from the Center for Entrepreneurship, part of the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University, the framework is just the first component to success. The true value of 10X is the acceleration and validation through first customer contact and access to industry leaders in the focus fields of big data, education technology, cyber security, supply chain logistics and disruptive web technologies. Some of the many activities and features may include:

  • Mentor-driven acceleration
  • Evening entrepreneur mixers
  • Workshops for fundraising, rapid prototyping, user experience, customer discovery, etc.
  • Renowned focus area speakers
  • Access to corporate and industry decision makers
  • Networking events with venture capitalists, specialists and thought leaders
  • Pitch and presentation training
  • Showcase day attended in person and virtually by thousands

Key Dates

Applications Open: May 16th

Applications Close: July 14th

Team Selection Period: July 14th – August 4th

Pre-accelerator Process: August 4th – August 29th

Early Arrival for Out-of-State Teams: August 30th

Kickoff Day: September 4th

Demo Day: November 15th

Incubator Location

The 10Xelerator is located in metropolitan Columbus, Ohio. Participating teams will be located at both of the TechColumbus facilities near The Ohio State University and Downtown. Teams relocating to Columbus for the program will find a multitude of living arrangements in the various urban neighborhoods of Columbus. Feel free to explore the area and see what activities are available during your stay.

Why Columbus?

The Columbus region excels in bringing world-renowned industries and corporate pillars that can accelerate customer discovery and channel growth in our sector focuses: Huntington, Nationwide, Chase, IBM Client Center: Analytics Solutions Lab, Battelle in Big Data and Cyber Security. The Ohio State University, CCAD, Metro City Schools Program for EduTech. Cardinal Health, Limited Brands, Express, Abercrombie & Fitch, DSW, and Accel for Logistics and Retail Ecommerce

Why Ohio?

  • Lower cost of business
  • Access to educated workers from local universities
  • Largest angel investor network in the country (OTAF)
  • $566 million in funding from private investors
  • More than $300 million in additional funding within the year

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