Program Nomination Form

Share contact information for a company or person that you feel would benefit from SQUARE1 programs and we will follow up.


Sudduth Society Application (Revenue Generating Cos)

The Sudduth Society is a partnership with the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky African American Chamber. In 90-minute weekly sessions over 13-weeks, this program delivers a hyper-growth business curriculum that provides introductions to and opportunities with regional procurement professionals. It helps existing businesses build capacity to become the region’s next set of high-growth, minority-led businesses.


Velocity Program Application (Revenue Generating Cos)

Geared toward business entities with minority ownership (ethnicity, veteran, disabled, gender, or other) generating revenue from $1 to $1 million. The program is designed to link you with other businesses with similar challenges and present monthly topics focused on growing your business. In each meeting, and beyond, we work to provide opportunities and introductions to larger regional businesses needing your services.


Ignition Application (Startup Companies)

Focused on companies looking to launch an idea or hope to gain access to one of the regions startup accelerators, Ignition delivers weekly curriculum over an 8-week period. The program can be online/virtual or as an in-class cohort of startups. We work you through the initial steps of launching a business including building your business’s brand/product identity, validating the idea with customers, and the overall feasibility of the idea. This includes education, coaching, and mentoring along with introductions to partners that can help you launch.


SQUARE1on1 Application (All Companies)

Entrepreneurship is tricky for those without startup or business experience. When you start at SQUARE1 we become a member of your team, guiding you through the typically hurdles of starting a business. We are an extra brain when thinking strategy, an extra voice when sharing your message, and a connector to the myriad of resources available to startups that can often seem overwhelming or unreachable.



Startup Scholars Application (High School)

The SQUARE1 Startup Scholars Program helps high school students develop the key skills of entrepreneurship including opportunity recognition, presentation skills, critical thinking, communication skills, time management, teamwork, and confidence. SQUARE1 delivers in-school, after-school, and summer programs.