FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HILLMAN ACCELERATOR LAUNCHES COHORT II
CINCINNATI, OH – August 7, 2018 – Cincinnati-based Hillman Accelerator, the first Midwest accelerator providing support to tech companies founded by underserved individuals, launches their second cohort with five companies, each receiving $100,000 in seed money. The teams began the Hillman program on August 6th. The program will include a Demo Day on October 9th, where each company will pitch investors and potential corporate partners.
First year Hillman Accelerator Cohort I companies SoloFunds, Warmilu, and Ilerasoft have added over 20 jobs to the workplace and accumulated $3 million in follow on funding. SoloFunds was recently invited to join Techstars KC.
“It’s not hard to find great companies founded by underserved individuals. The hard part is narrowing down an overly qualified pool to a few select teams. Hillman is excited to kick-off Cohort II with five venture backable companies created by brilliant teams,” said Candice Matthews, founder and executive director of Hillman Accelerator.
About Hillman Accelerator
Hillman is a top tier accelerator determined to lead the way for diversity and inclusion in the Midwest region. To do this Hillman, takes a cohort of technology and technology enabled companies through an intensive program with $100,000 in seed financing, mentorship, exclusive startup curriculum, real partnership opportunities, along with access to a nationwide support network. More information can be accessed online at http://www.Hill7.org.
To learn more or set up an interview
Contact: Rodger Roeser, The Eisen Agency
Contact: Amanda Kranias, Hillman Accelerator