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Main Street Ventures is doling out more than $100,000 in grants to one of its “most unique” group of recipients yet, officials announced this week.
The Over-the-Rhine staple announced Tuesday the seven companies that took home its signature Launch and Leap grants for the second quarter.
Combined, the companies received $105,000, according to a release. Recipients include:
- Blau Collections (Launch Grant): Blau is a woman’s ready-to-wear collection created for modern women seeking timeless pieces made with integrity.
- Get Together AI (Launch Grant): Get Together AI is an automated text messaging software that instantly identifies the best time for everyone on a group text message chain to get together.
- Jamaa Health (Launch Grant): Jamaa Health is an online platform where patients can locate Black physicians and health care providers by location, specialty, and insurance
- Just Q’in BBQ (Leap Grant): Located in Walnut Hills, Just Q’in is an authentic Texas style BBQ restaurant, food truck and catering service.
- Queen City Certified (Leap Grant): Queen City Certified is a data-informed employer certification and cohort-based leadership program for intersectional workplace equity
- Rüya (Leap Grant): Rüya is changing the narrative of immigrants in America through Turkish Coffee and immersive experiences.
- Soul Secrets (Leap Grant): Soul Secrets is a soul food family restaurant that serves original Southern recipes dating back to 1864 – reminiscent of their grandmother’s kitchen.
Launch grants support companies still designing their product but have evidence of consumer engagement to validate their business model and range from $5,000 to $10,000. Leap grants, meanwhile, support businesses making revenue to help scale their community impact and increase the odds of survival and range from $10,000 to $30,000.
Main Street Ventures did not disclose the exact amount each company received.