As an advocate for Ohio’s startup scene, VentureOhio secures capital by connecting with and educating potential investors across the US.

Why Ohio? Ohio isn't getting started—we never left.

Each year, VentureOhio recounts the state of startups in a comprehensive report to entice new and out-of-state investors. The dense data needed to be scannable, but also have a storyline for digging into the details. We were asked to design the new look and feel of the most recent report.

The bold, elegant design elements challenge common perceptions of Ohio.


Metallic-ink, distinct paper stock, captivating photography, and custom data visualizations engage readers throughout the 101-page report.

Gold ink on dark navy cover
Key industries in Ohio include startups within Internet of Things
Graph showing returns on startup investments.
Custom spot icons for industries like Biotech and Cyber Security.
Featured Startup: Oros

VentureOhio wanted to increase the number of report downloads in the first month by 20%.

It only took 24 hours.

How VO accomplishes their goal.
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Pie chart distribution of venture investments.

We are honored to work with the best team in the Midwest! Check out the report and see for yourself how amazing ZoCo is!

Falon Donohue, CEO
$50.5 billion exported goods from Ohio
Feature on the Columbus Collaboratory
Graph showing investment amounts by stage, year over year.

This elegant, informative report did Ohio’s startups proud.

What we delivered to VentureOhio

Print Design

Information Graphics

Content Strategy

Event Collateral

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