2018 Best Tech Startups in Ohio

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Ohio. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Revenue potential
  2. Leadership team
  3. Brand/product traction
  4. Competitive landscape

Additionally, all companies must be independent (unacquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.

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1. Everything But The House (EBTH)

Everything But The House (EBTH)

Founded: 2008

Also honored in2018 Best Tech Startups in Cincinnati

“Our mission is to be the world’s largest and most trusted marketplace for estate sales. We created this business with the simple notion of providing a transparent and seamless solution for families and individuals looking to sell their collections. Today, we are still committed to our vision of a revolutionary platform for one-of-a-kind discoveries, powered by the same unparalleled service and our innovative technology.”

2. Root Insurance

Root Insurance

Founded: 2015

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Columbus

“Root is the first insurance company founded on the principle of fundamental fairness. We create personalized products that give good drivers the protection they deserve.

At Root we only insure good drivers, and that is why our rates are always fair. Unlike other insurance companies, we do not bundle good drivers with bad drivers. Instead, we use data science to find and reward good drivers with the best rates.”

3. RVshare


Founded: 2013

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Akron

“RVshare offers the largest selection of trusted RV rentals in the country. Founded in 2013 in Akron, Ohio, we connect RV owners and renters, offering an additional source of income for RV owners and the option for a memorable vacation for renters. Renters can search through thousands of short- and long-term RV rental options, including Luxury Class A Diesel Pushers, Class B Camper Vans, Class C Motorhomes, and Travel Trailers, and filter to search and compare RV rental prices, features, reviews, and more. The secure RVshare payment system provides a $10,000 Peace of Mind Guarantee, a 24-hour travel concierge, nationwide insurance, and free roadside assistance. RVing is a convenient, exciting way to travel, and eliminates the challenges and costs of finding hotel accommodations.”

4. CrossChx


Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Columbus

“CrossChx is on a mission to build meaningful artificial intelligence that empowers and scales humans to achieve more than ever before. We are pioneers working to make the AI revolution both powerful and beneficial to humankind. We are putting a blue collar on AI and letting it do what machines can do best– and leaving the tasks that require creativity, empathy, and passion to people.”

5. Beam Dental

Beam Dental

Founded: 2012

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Columbus

“Beam Dental is a dental benefits company that offers employers a fundamentally unique approach to dental coverage by incorporating dental hygiene behavior into policy pricing while delivering world class support and service. All of Beam’s plans also include Beam Perks, a quarterly subscription service with an electric toothbrush, replacement heads, toothpaste, and floss. Beam makes it easy to find and access dental services with the tap of a finger from a broad, nationwide network of dentists.”

6. OnShift


Founded: 2008

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Cleveland

“OnShift delivers cloud-based human capital management software and proactive services to solve everyday workforce challenges in healthcare. Our suite of products for hiring, scheduling and employee engagement drives quality care, lower costs and higher performance by empowering providers to staff consistently and efficiently. Intuitive design, predictive analytics and customer success management are why thousands of post-acute care and senior living organizations rely on OnShift.”

7. COMS Interactive

COMS Interactive

Founded: 2009

“COMS Interactive has spent over 20 years focused on the issue of increasing acuity in the post-acute setting and supporting skilled nursing facilities in the daily clinical management of residents.

COMS is a proactive care management solution. Our solution is comprised of 58 best-practice, evidence-based “Care Guides” that standardize the frontline nursing process, provide a framework for nursing supervision and identify outcome measures that need to be managed based on the individual resident’s disease profile.”

8. Bravo Wellness

Bravo Wellness

Founded: 2008

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Cleveland

“Bravo is a data-driven corporate wellness provider that empowers employers and health plans to achieve their most challenging wellness goals: proven reduction in health risks, measurable decreases in the benefits cost trends and strengthened overall team performance and culture. Learn more about Bravo’s custom technology, in-house programming capabilities, expert compliance support, incentive solutions, health engagement programs and ways to integrate within existing corporate benefits structures at”



Founded: 2011

“We are The Wi-Fi Performance Company! Our innovative Wi-Fi service assurance and performance optimization platform enables hospitals, universities and other enterprises to dramatically improve the performance and reliability of their wireless networks.

By measuring the quality of the Wi-Fi experience from the end-user perspective, 7SIGNAL takes wireless network performance to a completely new level, saving equipment and operational costs, and enabling WLANs to be used dependably by mission critical applications.”

10. StreamLink Software

streamlink software

Founded: 2008

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Cleveland

“Founded in 2008, StreamLink Software provides the leading web-based Grant Management Software. Our product, AmpliFund is designed to combine the many disconnected tools that a grant manager needs into a single, easy-to-use solution. Whether you are a Federal Agency, State, Local Government or Nonprofit AmpliFund drives performance and compliance. It’s our goal to enable nonprofit and public sector institutions to maximize the value of every dollar in order to better serve their communities.”