AccelerantTM is supported by the Ohio Third Frontier and local Dayton Region investors who have raised money to grow the Dayton Region’s entrepreneurial talent and spur economic growth. This funding can be accessed in two main vehicles: Imagining Grants and Seed Stage Investments.

To qualify for funding from Accelerant Fund I (AFI), the following criteria must be met: 

        • Scalable business model with favorable gross and net profit margins
        • Technologies in the following fields:
                 • Advance materials and advanced manufacturing
                 • Sensors and automation
                 • Healthcare
                 • IT software, hardware, and mobile applications
                 • Aerospace propulsion and power (includes UAS)
        • Situational awareness and surveillance systems
        • In addressable markets that are at least $250M in size
        • Located in or willing to have a major component of the company in the Dayton Region (14 counties)
        • Solid business plan including commercialization/go-to-market strategies 
        • Executable plan to obtain an A round of financing in 12-24 months after Accelerant investment