Three Office of Innovation Companies & One HCDC Loan Borrower were Fast 55 Finalists

On Thursday, August 16, 2018, the Cincinnati Business Courier held its annual Fast 55 Awards celebrating the 55 fastest-growing private companies in the Greater Cincinnati area. HCDC is proud to announce that three of the awards finalists are companies that have been to selected to participate in Hamilton County’s technical assistance program through the Office of Innovation + Creativity.

  • The Garage Group, one of the three companies, won its category of $1M-$5M in revenue. The company is a Lean Innovation and Growth Strategy Firm that has spent the last eight years leading Bigcos like Nike, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, and American Express to apply startup-inspired approaches against their toughest innovation and growth challenges.
  • Callibrity was also a finalist in the $1M-$5M category, and is an information technology consulting firm that does software development work.
  • InfoTrust LLC was a Fast 55 finalist also in the $1M-$5M category, and consists of developers, analysts, marketers, and visionaries that help brands make better decisions through data and analysis of digital marketing efforts through intuitive data solutions.
  • MadTree Brewing (an HCDC SBA 504 Loan Borrower) also was a Fast 55 Finalist

The Office of Innovation + Creativity, funded by Hamilton County, Ohio, helps innovative companies with a proven success record ($1M-$50M and 10-100 employees) with strategics growth decisions by providing access to in-depth market research, geographic market expansion potential and connection to implementation resources. For more information on this program, please contact Director of Innovation Services Karla Boldery at or visit

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