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Empowering Startups with Critical Insights

A student-led initiative from the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Cincinnati. Our mission is to empower startups by providing them with critical insights, resources, and connections to navigate the challenging entrepreneurial landscape.



Taking Your Startup to
the Next Level

Competitive Landscape

Our Competitive Landscape analysis offers startups a holistic view of their market positioning, highlighting potential competitors and market trends. With our insights, we enable startups to strategize effectively and navigate their market with confidence.

Capital Roadmap

Our Capital Roadmap service provides startups with a clear, strategic blueprint outlining potential funding sources, timelines, and equity implications. With this roadmap, startups can confidently approach investors, understanding both their immediate and long-term financial trajectories.



Investor Search

Our Investor Search service is more than just a directory; it's your gateway to a curated list of investors whose interests align with your vision. We delve deep to identify those who not only bring capital but also share your passion, ethos, and ambition.

We’re Good with Numbers





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startup valuation

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Industries and Verticals



The VRS Story: Passion, Purpose, and Progress

Our mission is to empower and support startups by providing essential research and insights that drive informed decisions. By offering comprehensive research and actionable insights, we aim to provide startups with the tools and understanding they need to navigate their entrepreneurial journey with confidence and clarity. Our tailored approach ensures that each startup receives insights that are relevant, timely, and geared towards driving informed decisions for sustainable growth.

Our journey began with a shared passion for entrepreneurship and a vision to bridge the gap between academic knowledge and real-world application. Over time, VRS has grown into a hub where startups could navigate the nuances of the business realm
, and where students apply their unique expertise to make a tangible difference. Together, we strive to shape the future of entrepreneurship, one startup at a time.



“I'm confident that this will help provide us both a clearer view of the market space as well as some M&A Players”

James Barter
Angel Investor - QCA



Our Team.

The Venture Research Studio team is a group of passionate individuals, each with a unique background and perspective. From biology and finance to computer science and engineering, our diverse expertise allows us to understand and support startups across various sectors. Whether it's health tech, SaaS, or beyond, we're here to offer insights  grounded in our distinct experiences.



Let’s Work Together

Embarking on an entrepreneurial journey or seeking to mentor the next generation of innovators? At Venture Research Studio, we believe in the power of collaboration. Whether you're a startup, a student, or an investor, we're eager to hear from you and explore potential synergies. Reach out to us at

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