LaunchHouse Accelerator (LHX) is Ohio’s first hardware accelerator. We are a dynamic, 16-week program that provides 10 early-stage companies with investment, mentorship, office space and access to key resources from our region. We invest $20,000 and provide a unique, kick-ass program designed to accelerate the process of taking product to market.

We invest at an early stage and assist with prototyping.
We know how to do it lean.
We have partnerships that help get products to market.
We are the only early-stage accelerator targeting hardware in Ohio.
We are entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

Still have questions regarding our program? Check out our FAQ’s.

Cleveland offers accelerator companies a wealth of resources that reside at the convergence of technology and manufacturing. As part of the program, LHX companies will be able to work with organizations such as NASA John H. Glenn Research Center,  NorTech, OH!Manufacturing, JumpStart, Cleveland State University Monte Ahuja College of Business and Thogus. These renowned entities are just a few of many who have offered to serve as mentors and advisors for the Accelerator companies.  Our partners are passionate about supporting the next generation of companies, economic development and sustainability in Northeast Ohio. Click here for a complete list of our partners. 

Email Shannon Lyons, at, to join our elite group of partners.

We learned early on that it takes a community to grow a startup. Mentors play a big part in the LHX program by providing teams with feedback, technical advice, business guidance and connections.

Interested in lending your time and knowledge to assist budding entrepreneurs? Email Shannon Lyons, at, for more information.