UpTech Company Spotlight: OMP
Bill Cunningham with summer interns Amber Hawks,
 Erik Johnson, and Max Snyder .

 This week, UpTech celebrated our one-year anniversary of having our first eight companies move into our shared home as they started the program. Now more than a year later, we couldn't be prouder of all of their successes, but we wanted to highlight some encouraging news from the team at OneMorePallet.


Just a few days ago, Bill and the team shipped their 50th pallet. With an increased focus on inbound marketing over the last few months, they have talked with more than 1,000 customers through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, their blog, and a robust sales call program. As the company increases its revenue literally every week, OneMorePallet has added a team of three summer interns to continue building their customer base and increase exposure. Amber, Erik, and Max (above) are the newest addition to the team, and UpTech is glad to welcome them to our home this summer. Keep up the great work, OMP!

Event: Introduction to SBIR/STTR 
Grants in Kentucky
Friday, June 14th

 The SBIR program was established with the passing of the Small Business Innovation Development Act in 1982 to award federal research grants to small businesses. The program had three main objectives:

  • to spur technological innovation in the small business sector
  • to meet the research and development needs of the federal government
  • to commercialize federally funded investments

The SBIR program was created to support scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of federal research funds in critical American priorities to build a strong national economy ... one business at a time.


SBIR/STTR grants are non-dilutive, early stage funds from the federal government that are available to all small businesses in every sector.  In addition, Kentucky has a competitive SBIR/STTR matching program.  These awards provide credibility and validate your project for many other early funding opportunities.


SBIR/STTR grants are available from a variety of federal agencies covering multiple disciplines. However, due to ever-changing demands and rising competition, applicants with better understanding of the process and requirements stand a better chance to receive these funds.


The seminar includes program experts and actual applicants that will tell their "hands-on" experience with SBIR/STTR.  Time has been reserved for private one-on-one sessions at the end of the program. 


June 14, 2013

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

 Registration & Networking: 7:45 a.m.


bioLOGIC,  632 Russell Street,  Covington, KY 41011


For more information about SBIR grants, click here. 

Limited seating available, RSVP 

Startups Need CUSTOMERS! 

You've probably caught on by now that we love local in the Northern Kentucky region. In the past few years, the growing effort to buy and support local has expanded to specifically focus on supporting entrepreneurs, their companies, and innovative programs.


What our UpTech startups (as well as all those in the region) need most are customers. You, our partners, supporters, and community members, can make an impact on our local economy by supporting our entrepreneurs right now! Please consider contacting our companies (see info at right) when you might need their services. We also invite you to forward this newsletter and our companies contact information with anyone in your network that could benefit from the connection.


Our very own Bill Cunningham has created the logo above to help brand the regional effort to buy local from startups. We hope you'll join us in building our local economy today!

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Cincinnati Innovates is an innovation competition that is open to anyone who has an innovation, idea, or invention and has a Greater Cincinnati connection.  Enter to have a chance at winning $25,000. 

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Contact an UpTech Company

Connect with our companies if you have questions or warm introductions to share. 


James Uber,


Shawn Blain, shawn@textandthecity.com


Chris Sturm, csturm@instrumentlife.com


Brett Canter,


Elizabeth Edwards, elizabeth@metroinnovation.com


Adam Treister, adam@studentsource.com
Brinda Chatterjee, 
 Bill Cunningham,