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Flashstarts Adds Akron-based OncoSolutions to Its Investment Portfolio

Flashstarts plans to fund startups through the Cleveland200 fund.
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Flashstarts plans to fund startups through the Cleveland200 fund.
Flashstarts invested in Akron research company OncoSolutions
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Flashstarts invested in Akron research company OncoSolutions

Flashstarts, a Cleveland business accelerator, is making its first investment of this year in an Akron-based company that grows 3D models of tumors.

OncoSolutions produces the models and uses them to test possible cancer treatments from pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Stephanie Ham is the cofounder and CEO of OncoSolutions.

It’s been really helpful already just to have Flashstarts on our side as we’re trying to grow, and we’re such an early-stage company that we’re starting that whole stage of funding. And to have somebody like Flashstarts on our side to kind of guide us through that and provide introduction and help us through that process is really exciting.

Ham says her doctoral dissertation at the University of Akron focused on the concept of 3D cancer cell models.

She says partnering with Flashstarts gives her access to the business knowledge and resources that can grow OncoSolutions.

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Lucas is a senior majoring in both economics and finance from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Prior to this internship at WKSU, he interned at the Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority as a research intern. He currently serves as the opinion editor for The Kent Stater. Along the way, he’s also held several jobs within Kent State, from working as a tour guide to conducting research with professors in the economics department at the university.