Funding Sources

 Archangels logo

ARCHAngels Investment Network is a resource for owners of technology-based businesses who have exhausted all of their personal resources and who have “skin in the game.”

  • Provide connections to entrepreneurial mentors and service providers
  • Syndicates with other Ohio angel funds to identify the best investment opportunities
  • Offers 3-4 businesses each quarter an opportunity to present in front of more than 100 investors, mentors and service providers

Neosvf logo

The Northeast Ohio Student Venture Fund (NEOSVF) is a student run non-profit investment firm.

  • Up to $25,000 per award as a convertible loan
  • Intensive due diligence for two finalists with feedback to all presenters
  • To be eligible, startup companies must be based in the Northeast Ohio area and plan on remaining there for the next three years

Innovation fund logo

Innovation Fund is a non-profit fund with a focus on education and economic growth.

  • Early-stage Technology Validation "A" Grants of $25,000 and Business Validation "B" Loans of $100,000
  • Funding recipients must give at least one student from a Northeast Ohio college or university an internship with experiential learning opportunities
  • Founders must be willing to accept mentorship and oversight of the business opportunity and financial performance

Contact University of Akron Research Foundation

Phone: 330-972-7840 • Fax: 330-972-2368 • Email: uarf@uakron.eduŸŸ

170 University Circle, Suite 312, Akron, Ohio 44325-2103