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Chicago Venture Fund Backs OCEAN Accelerator Class of 2021
OCEAN’s seventh accelerator class will launch in mid-April for the 16-week program.

CINCINNATI, OH, March 26, 2021 — OCEAN Programs is pleased to announce that the 2021 high-tech accelerator class is being backed by 11 Tribes, a Chicago-based early-stage venture fund. The group of 10 companies will convene for a 16-week hybrid virtual/in-person program, beginning with an onsite week in April at Cincinnati’s Union Hall. Midway through the program, the companies will reconvene in Boulder, CO for further onsite intensive sessions with experts in the Boulder high-tech start-up community.

Companies and founders have been selected from diverse applicants from 19 countries; selected companies are from Mexico and the United States, representing 6 different states and metro areas. Each company will receive $50,000 of seed funding to help accelerate their launch and growth in the market with the potential to receive an additional $25,000 based on progress in the program.

Building on the six successful cohorts trained onsite in Cincinnati, the team at OCEAN is pleased to now accelerate companies through a distributed program model. The hybrid virtual/onsite accelerator program incorporates workshops on essential skills for successfully launching and funding a business, with a specific focus on the spiritual development of each of the founder participants.

Each team of founders will benefit from the wisdom of more than 70 global experts, who will lead workshop sessions on topics related to investor readiness, revenue assumptions, value proposition design, leadership development, and developing a Kingdom focus in the business. The 2021 program continues to build on OCEAN’s history of leading the market for faith-based acceleration.

OCEAN looks forward to introducing each company at the culminating public end-of-program event in early August. Demo Day will be a virtual presentation, available to any interested parties, focusing on potential investors. Learn more about the companies and reserve your spot for Demo Day at www.oceanprograms.com/accelerator.

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OCEAN Accelerator Class of 2021

Animal Cloud Device Connectivity: Animal Cloud utilizes the BATDOK™ software application, enables mobile human health care, to significantly improve the effectiveness and efficiency of veterinary care for service animals.

DialGuide: DialGuide helps small businesses seamlessly turn anyone into a deal-closing sales professional. DialGuide listens and guides sales teams through their conversations in real-time, visually prompting them with the best things to say.

Findparts.aero: A digital marketplace for aerospace parts and repairs. Findparts.aero provides a metasearch engine for aircraft parts. The platform will improve service and savings to 6,800 aircraft operators in 200 countries.

Gaming Revolution 4Inspiring Development: GRID is a social impact gaming studio creating video games to educate, engage and empower. By creating context-vigilant games (in local languages) for low-end smartphones, GRID has opened up the possibility of using games to educate, engage and empower people in all aspects of their lives irrespective of where they live.

Get Together: Enables the busiest of friends to get together using an automated, predictive calendaring app. The target is a large segment of the world’s largest demographic group – millennials with children.

Greenline Enterprises: Greenline Enterprises is where social entrepreneurship meets diversity, equity, and inclusion by covering the upfront costs for black applicants to become licensed in the real estate industry and then providing training and mentorship to create top-tier real estate agents and facilitate systemic change.

iRxReminder: A health information technology company combining software-as-a-service and patent-pending IoT hardware. The company is focusing on solving the problem of compliance with taking medications and is initially focusing on the burgeoning mental health population.

NG911 Services: The company transforms the routing of 911 calls to reduce response time, save more lives, significantly reduce operator stress and reduce center liability.

Sylon: First micro-Investing app in Mexico that rounds up transactions and automatically invests the spare change into a portfolio of US publicly traded equities.

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About OCEAN Accelerator
OCEAN Accelerator is the original service offered by OCEAN Programs. It is a 16-week program focused on early-stage, pre-scale venture backable startups. OCEAN’s content focuses on connections, equipping, and readiness. The program connects founders with fellow cohort members, mentors, investors, and the vibrant Cincinnati start-up ecosystem. These founders are equipped for the challenging journey all entrepreneurs experience, reaching a point of readiness to engage investors, customers, candidates, and partners. OCEAN combines commercial content, personal mentoring, and personal development based on Biblical leadership principles. Over six Accelerator classes, more than 45 companies have launched or scaled, creating more than 200 jobs. Visit www.oceanprograms.com/accelerator for more information.

About 11 Tribes
11 Tribes is an early-stage venture fund with a mission to catalyze the potential of purpose-driven entrepreneurs to promote human flourishing. In order to do this well, 11 Tribes invests relational, intellectual, and financial resources into founders. This proactive and holistic approach leads to entrepreneurs and companies that are more durable, more sustainable, and ultimately, more financially successful. Visit www.11tribes.com for more information.

About OCEAN Programs
OCEAN Programs is a not-for-profit organization based in Cincinnati, Ohio. OCEAN serves entrepreneurs by providing access to training, community, and a foundation of faith on which to launch new organizations, building healthy founders, teams, and companies through a variety of programs designed to serve entrepreneurs of all types.

For further information, contact Christy Johnson, VP of Marketing, at christy@oceanprograms.com or visit www.oceanprograms.com.

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