About the Kricker Innovation Hub


Our Mission

We help businesses and entrepreneurs grow and bring their ideas to tomorrow’s market.

We believe that an entrepreneurial spirit is cultivated. Whether you have the next world changing idea or a project that you’re bringing to reality, come see how we can help you get started.

We inspire a community through Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Creativity.

Interested in learning more or sharing your idea? Contact us now or sign up below for our newsletter!


Meet Our Team

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David Kilroy

Program Director, Kricker Innovation Hub


Contact Information

(740) 351-3088


The Kricker Innovation Hub hosts various events, such as the Entrepreneurial Speaker Series and Startup Weekend Portsmouth, that promote entrepreneurship, innovation, and collaboration.


Southern Ohio’s home for innovation.

 Innovation has returned once again to the site of the former Sanford, Varner & Co. Factory Building at Third & Chillicothe Streets.

Find out more about the building's history.


Thank you!

Our ribbon-cutting ceremony was a success!

We held our ribbon-cutting ceremony September 28, 2018. Thank you to all who attended, and especially to our donors, friends, and partners who helped make this day possible!