A new partnership out of Cincinnati, Ohio addressing a disparity uncovered by the COVID-19 pandemic:


Many lower-income and underbanked families with school-age children don’t have access to a secure payment platform for handling education-related expenses.


Abre, a collection of K-12 education and community apps, will partner with payment solutions company Pay Theory to provide a simple, inclusive tool that families can use to pay for daycare, fees, supplies, and other school costs.


This partnership is part of a wave of local and regional collaboration to help Cincy succeed as an Unvalley tech hub. The organizations StartupCincy and Cintrifuse are working with the community to educate, innovate, provide funding, and build a sustainable tech-based economy in the city. Cincinnati-based HCDC supports community investment by providing incubation services and business lending to local startups and larger businesses.


Fun bonus fact: Kroger is about to start delivering groceries to Cincinnati residents via drone!


Want a robot to deliver your produce to your door, and land your dream tech role at the same time?


Check out open opportunities on our Cincinnati Top Startups and Companies page.