We’re constantly updating our Alumni Directory, so PLEASE check back often to see who we’ve added!

Anton Ferguson

P.U.S.H. - Pray Until Something Happens

P.U.S.H. is an organization motivated by humanity and the evolution of a child’s mind. We sell P.U.S.H. branded t-shirts and give a portion of the profits to kids with incarcerated parents.

Phone: 504.533.8041

Lawrence Jones

Just Hire Me

Just Hire Me is a platform for neighbors to employ teenagers within their community. We serve as a vehicle to stimulate the teenage economy, while reintroducing neighbors. We aim to be the “Uber” of service convenience between neighbors and teenagers.

Lorraine Dukes

Real Deal Boxing Club

An after school program that teaches kids boxing while building confidence and community. We prepare kids to not only be successful in the ring but also in life knowing that someone will always be in their corner.

Ebony Canty

Love Yourself Healthy Fitness

“You wouldn’t know it just by looking at me now, but I used to be 200lbs and unhealthy. I desired a lifestyle change, so I created “Love Yourself Healthy class,” a fun energetic workout integrating spirit, mind, and body fitness.”

Brian Girton


Think about your friend that believes she isn’t good enough or a wounded soldier returning home with invisible challenges. Restory studios escorts our clients through a journey of self-discovery that restores their self & body image to childlike wholeness.

Lamika Barber

Sensory Crafts For Kids

Sensory Crafts 4 Kids is a crafting studio that creates a safe and fun social environment for children diagnosed with autism and sensory disorders and their families. This studio is designed tonormalize and destigmatize children with autism disorder and their social barriers.

Eddie Stewart

Project 2FL¥4Û

We are a non-profit social enterprise composed of an Information technology program “Project 2FL¥4Û” that will sell clothes to fund the program…We offer easy to understand courses that will build basic skills for everyone. We also help create a blueprint for success in the field of IT.

Jamar Brantley

Redemption Development Center

Retired Marine Jamar Brantley, started working with troubled youth in 2006. After discovering the system’s many flaws & lack of nurturing for youth, he realized it was his calling to start Redemption Development Center; a place that’s safe, educational, responsible and instills values of manhood: ACCOUNTABILITY, WORD IS BOND and INTEGRITY.

Rodriquez Stephens

A Child’s D.R.U.M.S.

A Child’s D.R.U.M.S. is a non-profit organization which seeks to encourage and increase youth participation in learning and playing percussion instruments.  We want to enable young children to benefit from participation in play drums, in a safe and structured environment. Through this active participation, A Child’s D.R.U.M.S. programs teach fundamental values, skills and knowledge that young people will use throughout their lives.

Sherria Evans

Nursery Garden Community Center

The garden Nursery Community center is here to help all people regardless of age, gender or class. It is our vision to uplift people regardless of their social background and their unique situation they may face at the time.

Jeff Brewster

Healthy Days 365

Healthy Days365 is a health and wellness company purposed to develop interactive, digital technologies to empower people to live healthier lifestyles through health education, the promotion of wellness and the connectivity to needed healthcare resources.

Donny Harper

GO(O)D Company Apparel

GO(O)D Company Apparel promotes the importance of surrounding yourself with people who will encourage, support and build you up on your road to success. We have created a brand that every age, race and background can relate to.

Evie Cotton

Visindi Beauty

Visindi Beauty is a prestige soap company committed to bringing quality all natural soaps to market that are exceptionally beautiful as well as safe for face and body as well as the environment. Free from Detergents, Dyes, Paraben, Sulfates, Gluten and Cruelty.

Briona-Joy Smith

Old Nati Tees

Old Nati Tees is a company dedicated to providing high quality, custom designs and apparel to small businesses and organizations. Locally owned and operated, we are able to offer a personalized experience when creating your custom orders and specialize in fast order completion.

Camielle Howard

Cam's Crochet

Cam’s Crochet offers beautiful, well-crafted crocheted clothing and accessories for any occasion. From everyday attire to items for special events Cam’s Crochet has the items you need to create a one-of-a-kind look!

Regina Middleton

Smartfish Footwear

Smartfish Footwear provides shoe making kits for purchase, enabling people employ themselves and rebuild the dying manufacturing industry from the grassroots. Wearers of Smartfish Footwear can dress with confidence and conscience, knowing that their shoes were produced ethically and  sustainably.

John Whatley

F.I.R.M. Apparel - Fly Intelligent Real Men/Misses

We are a clothing line without a face, color or ethnicity. Our objective is to promote education & build character for the leaders of tomorrow. Our clothing not only tells what we are about – it also provides role models for kids to look up to.

Mildred Patterson

The Adventures of Harley the Hot Dog

It Unifies Families, Communities, and Educates everyone…

Dawn Grady

Junebug Jewelry Designs

Junebug offers handmade, one-of-a-kind copper and silver wearable art jewelry.

Bonita Mathews

Bonita's Southern Style / Sweet Potato Pie's, Inc

Market Sweet Potato Pie’s selling 5 inch Deep Dish 6.00 each 9 inch 16.00 each Vending Event’s, Catering for Business Luncheon’s, Sub Contracting for Conventions, Hotels, Hospitals to supply desserts.

Chante Baker & Debra Sparks


A brand to advocate, create a culture of support and promote awareness, for any individual who may battle with a blood disorder as well as the friends and family affected by it; or for those individuals who feel they are simply unique.

Danielle Boyle

Clean Slate Clothing

Each day we wake up, we have a #CleanSlate.  A new day & new mercies to make it happen for ourselves & others. Clean Slate Clothing is a lifestyle brand that inspires individuals to build community, while looking fly & staying cool.

Erikka Gray

District 78

District 78 is a lifestyle brand centered around conversation. Our hand crafted candles are at the root of everything we do. Our goal is to provide candles that are as distinct as they are memorable. Our one of a kind  scents lead to conversations that starts with “You know what this reminds me of?” Our candles help create new memories based on scent and conversation.

Kyla Woods

Crowd or Camera

Crowd or Camera Communications Consulting is a premier brand messaging firm that specializes in tailoring exactly what you want to say to the audience you want to say it to. Broadcast journalist and Public Relations connoisseur Kyla Woods leads the team with over 12 years of experience in media, promotions, and social networking platforms.

Brandon A. Black


DrawnVersation is a graphic recording service that translates the verbal content of live meetings, presentations, and discussions into a large-scale visual in real time.

Wendy Palmer

The W Experience

We create private, social and corporate events that make memories! We coordinate decor, party favors, treat tables, catering and vendors that fulfill your vision. Book your event with us so that you can celebrate with the people that matter.

Philishea Evergae

Barely Blush

Barely Blush is Cincinnati’s premier natural salon on wheels. We cater to the busy, modern, working woman by providing convenient luxury nail services. We focus solely on nail services, and aims to provide the best quality nail services in a time-efficient and affordable manner.

Robert Johnson

Ruff Fitness

Has your dog been misbehaving? It could be because they’re bored and need some exercise. Thanks to Ruff Fitness, Ohio’s first indoor dog park, dog owners can enjoy the opportunity to come exercise with their dog. No matter the hour or weather.

Teresa Clardy

Proven Purpose, LLC

Proven Purpose LLC is an after weekend program developing Visionary Mindset. Our goal is to create an atmosphere for self-motivated youth that is driven with talents and willing to be enhanced with necessary life skills to live a secure adulthood. Proven Purpose is a nine-month membership with curriculums built for each grade in high school to enhance their living skills for adulthood. Proven Purpose was founded by Teresa Marie Clardy, an entrepreneur, who is self-published as T.Mari and current college student in sociology.

Phone: (513) 544-8308

Brenda Baker

Sparkle Cleaning

We have been serving the greater Cincinnati area as a full service residential and commercial cleaning company.  We provide sanitary facilities and employment that pays a living wage to sustain economic integrity. Our employees work independently and efficiently as well as part of a team. Customers are offered routine cleaning or one time cleaning.

Phone: 513.706.9279


Helen Bradley

S.H.E Courtesy Girls

A diverse group of models offering event planning services & promotional spokes-modeling.  Our services are ideal for promoting your product or event with an attractive representative who can speak well, engage customer feedback and identify possible sales leads. We are ready to represent your event or company, make a good impression on your new clients and help you effectively communicate your mission.

Rolandis Williams


iCleanology is a commercial cleaning company serving bars and restaurants in OTR Cincinnati. iCleanology is offering a premium service with a high level of integrity and trustworthiness. Founder, Rolandis,ensures he exceeds expectations.

Sarah Howard

The Giddy Pup

Giddy Pup, the all-inclusive, self-serve pet wash, and grooming for Over the Rhine’s urban pet parents . We provide raised washtubs, aprons, rain boots, shampoos, conditioners, brushes, towels and dryers for every self-wash.

Tyler Townsend

The Sweet Pot

My mission is to provide healing, comfort, and improved quality of Life by establishing a Medical Marijuana Edibles Store that offers a wide range of marijuana infused edibles, oils, and concentrates that are healthy, affordable, and most importantly therapeutic and healing.

Regina Render

Cincinnati Go4rs

Our concierge business serves as a convenience to people from all aspects of life – from stay at home parents to professional business men & women. Hire us to do tasks such as running personal errands, shopping, delivering items, watching/walking pets, setting appointments and assisting wherever needed.

Donovan Nelson

On the Go (OG) Studio Productions

On the Go Studio Productions is the world’s first entirely portable audio production studio. We offer artists, musicians, and music hobbyists professionally engineered production services; when and wherever they are inspired. We aim to revolutionize the global music business.

Tony Jenkins

MidWest Promo Source, LLC

Whether it’s marketing needs for your company, event, customer appreciation or employee appreciation, MidWest Promo Source is your one stop promotional product source! We can add your logo to nearly 5,000 different product types, making a lasting impression!

Sue Plummer

WheelHouse Cincinnati

WheelHouse (Cincy) provides quality, affordable, safe, and efficient transportation to our community. We offer professionally re-furbished bikes, parts, repairs, and tune-ups. Our dedication to top-notch service, support, education, and training will catalyze a strong, successful bike riding community.

Sherman Bradley

Sherman B. Bradley

Training in Cultural Humility and Diversity & Inclusion practices with Consulting and post training Coaching singularly as well as organizationally in efforts to deconstruct racism, implicit biases and cognitive dissonance in society.

Phone: (513) 615-2201

Lorenzo Green

Know Maintenance, LLC

It is a subscription based home maintenance service, providing 3 dimensions of maintenance service:
1) Routine repairs and fixes
2) Quarterly maintenance checks
3) Lawn and snow removal

Phone: (305) 610-3672

Torren Grace

The Rebel Agency

The business is a creative agency that will provide different tools for marketing and branding including graphic design, social media management, photo shoots, and event curation. It in a sense is a one-stop shop for your business’ marketing and branding needs.

Phone: (513) 910-3511

Kristen Bailey

Sweets & Meats

Having a passion for good people and good food, Sweets & Meats BBQ uses inspiration from family recipes and provides a down-home feel and meal. We specialize in smoked meats,  homemade sides and desserts. Our food truck is licensed and insured in both Ohio & Kentucky. We also offer full service catering.


Christina Davis

Davis Cookie Collection

Davis Cookie Collection bakes the most DELICIOUS cookies in all of Cincinnati. Our cookies are preservative/additive free and baked with All Natural and organic ingredients. To check out our flavors and try them for yourself, order at 


Rebecca Denney


Paleolicious Cincy is a Gluten Free & Paleo Catering Company whose mission is to convince the world that healthy food should always be delicious. Cincinnati sourced ingredients provide fresh, organic & local flavors that will convince you that eating well can be oh, so tasty!

Katy Dietz

Green Man Twist

Soft serve ice cream, slushies and hotdogs in a park! What a great way to bring a diverse population together in centrally located Walnut Hills. Green Man Twist is all about fostering unity and fun in our neighborhood, and among our employees and customers.

Jasmine Ford

Jazzy Sweeties Bakery

My business has really been thriving over the last year. My business has grown so much, I’m now opening a storefront in Walnut Hills. Once open I will start a scholarship fund for bakers.

Mona Bronson-Fuqua

Mo’Betta Brands

Mo’Betta Brands is a food experience evoking the emotional, tasty satisfaction of our past in Mo’Betta, health-conscious meals today. Personal chef and catering services serve a smorgasbord of culinary options. Maximizing your meal with Mo’Betta BBQ sauce soon.

Aunt Flora's Cobblers

Aunt Flora’s specializes in Gourmet Cobbler Pies and Healthy Southern Comfort Foods using her family’s old recipes. Aunt Flora has also created a food line of sauces, coffees and spices. Aunt Flora has been featured on nationally televised appearances with Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart.

Phone: 513.227.7938

Keantha Brandy

Key's Cheesecakes and Pies

Come unlock your taste buds with a custom made or regular cheesecake by yours truly, Key’s Cheesecakes and Pies. I offer a variety of cheesecake flavors with guaranteed freshness. Whatever flavor your taste buds may wish for come unlock them with a slice of Key’s Cheesecakes and Pies!

Website: www.freewebstore.org/keyscheesecakes

Vy Sok

Mahope Cambodian Eatery

Introducing Cincinnati to the first Cambodian eatery, “Mahope”, meaning food. Bringing hope through food. Hope is the main ingredient in helping our business grow. With the success of Mahope our mission is to help others achieve their own hopes and dreams.

Gary Dangel

Zone 06

Zone 06 is a diverse group of passionate Walnut Hills residents who are growing healthy food, cooking nutritious meals together, and beautifying green spaces – all in order to build new friendships and form a more tightly-knit community.

Diane Sharp

Smiley’s Bayou Signature Soups & Sandwiches

Great food makes special events more memorable. As a reputable family catering business, our goal is to provide our clientele with a positive catering experience filled with hospitality to make every customer feel like family.

Salimah Abdul-Hakim

L. Mari Catering LLC

L. Mari Catering LLC provides delicious premium quality private to full-scale services tailored towards catering, event cuisine styling, and meal preparation services. Short on time? Let us assist you while exceeding your expectations and redefine meal production.

Nickey Stevenson

Southern Grace Restaurant

As a child most of us remember saying grace for the first time at the dinner table over a southern style meal. Fresh, tender and bursting with flavor is what Southern Grace Restaurant has to offer. We provide great tasting food that’s prepared fresh with the highest quality of ingredients.

Andrea Sutton


Sugar is a boutique bakery specializing in custom cakes & cupcakes. Cake-decorating was therapy when I needed it. It brought healing and joy. To me, a cake is a work of art and an experience I’m happy to share with others. Sugar makes life sweeter with cakes that capture the heart.

Wilma Rosser

Jessie's Table

My name is Wilma Rosser owner of Jessie’s Table. Our goal is simple to create a lasting impression and serve people from all walks of life in excellence. Whether your need is creative cuisine, event planning or creative services. From concept to completion, Jessie’s Table is the choice.

Ashley Ogletree

Gigi's Rolls

GiGi Rolls- Not Just Another Roll! GiGi Rolls is a perfected family recipe that has provided a taste of legacy. Known for our buttery, soft, home-style tasting rolls.

Creola Dickerson

Cha - The Tea Room

Cha will have the essence of the historic tea room with a relevant and polished esthetic. The tea room will be a tranquil place to gather and relax, grounded in expert knowledge and premier service. Cha will provide a full range of teas, pastries and light fare, retail tea accessories and loose teas to purchase for home use and to give as gifts. We are also considering offering tea based cocktails, off-site tea service and securing wholesale tea accounts.

Marcus O Pitts ( Chef Moe)

Parah Deli

(Parah means ” to bear fruit” in Hebrew) My business will provide “clean”(clean meats- meaning No pork or Shellfish”) deli meats for the Hebrew Israelite Community all across Cincinnati. I would also like to provide daily soups, fresh sandwiches, salads, fresh breads, housemade aioli’s and vinaigrettes. I also would like to cater lunch to different businesses/schools across the city. Businesses/schools I have ties too or family members employed there.

Courtney Parker


Toasty’s sells from baked goods made from scratch including cupcakes, mini bundt cakes and other sweet treats. The plan is to own a dessert bar featuring these goods along with wine and spirits. The end goal is for Toasty’s will be a late night, after dinner dessert spot and lounge.

Melissa Coston

Stay's Healthy Creations

It is a Juice bar,Grocery/Catering Service. It will service the community at large. to help others learn to eat and live a healthier lifestyle. we will even offer home/community economics classes so to speak.we will also offer community resource outlets,as well as networking services on a daily basis.

Kai Stoudemire-Williams

The Funnel Cake Bar

Create and sell Savory and Sweet Funnel Cakes year round.

Renee Laguna

Green Elephant

“Eat and play the natural way”. Our mission at Green Elephant is to bring play time to its natural state, by combining wholesome foods and organic play in a relaxing atmosphere that parents and their children can enjoy together.

Alerah Bellise

The Caribeyon Jerk Hut

The Caribeyon Jerk Hut specializes in authentic Caribbean cuisine. Our herbs & spices are from the Spur Tree Hills of Jamaica & we use cooking techniques that are over 100 years old. Join us at Drinkery OTR every weekend for the original island flavor.


Aisha McNeal

Eden's Creations

Eden’s Creations is a cupcake boutique where you can build your own cupcake! You get to pick from a variety of different cupcakes and then choose your toppings, if you don’t like cupcakes we also have different fruit treats.

Liz Wolf

Ephemeral Lounge & Venue

Ephemeral Lounge & Venue cherishes the unique qualities of craft gin with creative cocktails in a beautiful modern Mediterranean parlor. Our back room will be an intimate venue dedicated to small scale innovative live performance in a high quality theater like setting.

Yvonne Ballard

NOVE Home & Body Decor

NOVE Home & Body decor is a lifestyle boutique that offers fashion, decor & production design services through our online shop. All fashion & decor is curated by collections to cater to your unique style. We offer production design to create customized looks for any canvas.

Arielle Nelson

Ragg Addict Men’s Boutique

Ragg Addict Men’s Boutique opened in July 2013 with the goal to provide Cincinnati with the flyest, hottest trends in streetwear. Owner, Arielle Nelson, utilizes her background of retail management and styling with in the music industry to give her a keen eye for Ragg Addict’s unique style and exclusivity for the city.

Tonya Dumas

House of Dumas Chinoiserie Gallerie

Chinoiserie is the imitation or evocation of Chinese motifs & techniques, in Western art, furniture, and architecture, in the 18th century.  Offering Feng Shui, Color Analysis & custom designs, unique, creative and inexpensive home décor solutions!

Location: 717 East McMillan. Cincinnati, OH.
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Shanelle Smith & Dawn Whiteside

Men’s Masterpiece Consignment

Masterpiece Men’s Consignment is a High-End store that sells new and gently used men’s clothing and accessories at budget friendly prices. Our goal is to help men achieve their desired look and be their authentic self – we know that you were created to be the best, so we want you to look your best.


Latoya Suggs

Aseaya Boutique

Aseaya Boutique is an online clothing store featuring women apparel, jewelry, accessories and shoes. Our styles are classy, sexy and flirty. From the night out with the girls to a formal event with your babe we have all your going out needs.

Stephanie Bohanon

Beaux Studio

Beaux Studio is a concept salon brought to the Cincinnati area that bridges the gap between fashion, beauty, and events for millennials all in one space. We strive to create a feel-good atmosphere where people can sip, snip, or shop with us.


Athena Bentley

Pinky Chocolate's Tea Parties, Weddings & Etiquette

A Partea and soiree boutique that caters to modern party goers. Our services include event designs, coordination, invitations, floral designs, party rentals, and party themes for children and adults. Life is worth celebrating, so relax and enjoy the moments as the Bentley takes care of the details, both large and small.


Erica O'Hara

U.S.E.D Cincinnati - U Sell Everything Designer luxury resale & consignment

My business is a service company providing unique and affordable fashion services including buying, selling, and consigning luxury goods for men and women. It is like servicing two different markets.

Baoku Moses

Positive Image Arts

BAOKU means HOPE. My company Positive Image Arts uses music and art to restore the hope of unity and peace globally! I will also promote cultural appreciation with musical performances, classes and events once I open Baoku’s Village in Covington, Kentucky.

Monica Tuck

Unbridled Studio

Unbridled Studio is a creative consulting company bringing out the “raw beauty” of fashion, beauty, & lifestyle brands. Unbridled Studio offers an extensive list of creative written & visual services to ignite, awaken, and expand retail in our community.

Jesse Fox

Jesse Fox Photography

Art and storytelling have always been the blood in my veins. As a freelance portrait photographer I utilize my performance experience and background in art direction to create conceptual and vibrant images that evoke emotion for bands, brands and publications.

Tia Brown

West End Art Gallery

The West End Art Gallery is a fun place to Experience and Explore ART. We believe ART can help glue families and the community together.  This gallery offers exhibitions and workshops to learn new forms of art. From painting & drawing to origami & knitting.

Jeri Tolliver


Inspired by my love of books and an eleven year old brown girl asking “where are books for girls like me?”, I created BrwnGrlBks – a place for  girls of color to find stories by writers that speak to them;  where they can view the world through books and see themselves.

Shamekko N. Early

DVRS Stock

DVRS (“diverse”) Stock will offer dynamic stock photography featuring people of color in a positive light. We want to help change the narrative of stock photos by providing inspiring images to creatives including graphic designers, bloggers, design firms & more.

Edward Williams

Eat Drink Paint

We love having fun and meeting people. That’s why we created Eat Drink Paint… It’s food, drinks and painting, blended with lots of fun. Best of all, you get everything for one low price. So all you do is Eat, Drink, Paint… Have Fun! We are currently operating in the Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky Tri-state area.

Aprina Johnson

Aprina's RevolutionaryLove

Aprina is a musical activist creating song’s that embody revolutionary love, causing healing, revelation, education, and power. Each song is married with guerilla style campaign to fully activate and submerge each participant in a radical lifestyle change. PEOPLE EMPOWERMENT!

Jasmine Ford


Cintagious is a media outlet based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. We provide a unique perspective to culture through multimedia content and interactive experiences.

Taylor Tennyson

Pallet Studios

A representation and management company for visual artists. A powerful fusion of artist cultivation, management, and support. Our team will nurture and direct artists representing all visual art platforms. We are driven by structure, and connected by talent.

Cam Means

BlaCk OWned Outerwear

BlaCk OWned Outerwear is a fashion line created to promote excellence. Every garment is designed to inspire. Crew neck sweatshirts, pullover & zip up hoodies, T-shirts & hats for men and women. BlaCk is the color of success and sophistication, that’s what being BlaCk OWned represents.

Phone: 513.407.3496
Location: 822 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH
Hours: Mon-Thu, 12-8pm; Fri-Sat 12-9pm

Floyd Johnson

Ohio Against The World

A college dropout who’s been rejected from DAAP’s fashion program three times, Johnson has carved out a creative niche representing his home state in (OATW) apparel, that reaches across the globe from his studio apartment in Northside.

Joi Walker

Uptown Identity

Uptown Identity creates custom handbags that are intended to make you feel like royalty. Each purse is carefully crafted with ethnic printed fabrics of your choice, which encourages you to express your originality and embrace your heritage. Celebrate your Uptown Identity!

Charlene Kimber

Blue Candies

A modern, hip, sexy crochet clothing line is proposing a mobile boutique which gives women a new way to shop in the Cincinnati area. Bringing the convenience of shopping to your home, place of business, public and private events.

Q Kinebrew

Brewing Arts

Brewing Arts is a creative services company providing fast, reliable and personable service. We offer personal one on one tutorials of knitting, sewing,crochet,  and jewelry making. Our other services are custom clothing and home decor. This is where you come to make creative ideas realities!

Alexis Ewing

Lexpress Art

My business offers clothing designed by Lexpress Art. It also offers custom made items and a chance for customers to come up with an idea that they would like hand designed.

Crystal Bell

CrystalNeacole Designs

My business, custom makes a new style I like to call “glamor with an urban attitude”. I hand make every dress, and illustrate every design. My goal is to set classy to a whole other level, for men, women, and also children.

Treva Daniels

Glamour Coated Melons LLC

I encourage women to feel comfortable and sexy in their own skin, no matter the shape or size. I hand design bras, bow ties and neck ties. My designs are freestyle to the customer liking. My pieces come separately or as a set.

Brandon Hill

Live Learn Exchange

Every child should have access to meaningful, cross-cultural experiences. Live Learn Exchange is a web-based platform that streamlines the ability for teachers to connect to one another. In order to allow for collaborative education to blossom, which creates valuable opportunities for the personal growth and development of students around the planet.

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