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Main Street Ventures awards two grants to Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses at Cincinnati State.



Main Street Ventures is pleased to announce the recipients of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses pitch competition.


Main Street Ventures provided funding for a collaborative pitch competition for Cincinnati State’s Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program (10K SB) participants. 10 scholars from the 10KSB cohort pitched their growth project to the Main Street Ventures team on May 13th. Two scholars were selected to receive the funding for their projects. This pitch competition provided a great opportunity for the Scholars to practice their pitches and receive industry feedback from the MSV team.


The companies receiving the grant funding are:


  • The Cheesecakery: Located in the heart of Madisonville The Cheesecakery has a cafe, bakery, event space, and two food trucks serving over 100+ fresh and delicious flavors of cheesecake.

  • Indulju Spa: Indulju Relaxation Boutique provides a complete and total relaxation experience by offering spa services which relax, refresh and renew each person who crosses our threshold.

“Collaborating with Cincinnati State on this opportunity for the 10KSB scholars was a wonderful partnership to elevate local businesses. We are happy to add two more grant recipients to our community and continue to work with them as they grow their businesses.” said Brianna Dzuricsko, Funding Program Manager, Main Street Ventures.


"Cincinnati State is excited about partnering with Main Street Ventures to provide scholars with real-life experiences in accessing capital." said Amy Waldbillig, Vice President, Workforce Development and Executive Director of the local Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.


Cincinnati State is accepting inquiries for its SPRING 2023 cohort of 10,000 Small Businesses now. Visit https://www.cincinnatistate.edu/wdc/training-specialties/10ksb/ to learn more and sign up to be contacted by a program representative.



About Main Street Ventures

Main Street Ventures is working to become the community-funded initiative that makes entrepreneurship possible for everyone in Greater Cincinnati, by supporting entrepreneurs with what they need, when they need it: Capital, Connections, and Education. We look to support all good ideas and founders, but with a particular focus on women and minority entrepreneurs who have been historically under-represented in the startup community.


For more information, visit mainstventures.org.

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