How to Apply

Applications for Cincy Next Class 6 (2019) will open in November 2018. Instructions below are for reference only.

Please read ALL of the following helpful tips before proceeding to the online application.

Chamber Login.
 Please note that after clicking START APPLICATION below, you will be directed to the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s website to either login to your current account or to create an account.

Company Information. Within the demographic portion of the application, your company’s profile information will display. Please review for accuracy.

> If the information is accurate, scroll to the bottom and click proceed with application. 

> If the information is inaccurate, please contact the primary contact listed on the screen for your company, if it is not you. Only the primary contact has access to make changes to this section. Note: changes in this section are not required to proceed with application.

Grants. Partial grants of up to $1,000 may be available for small non-profits or entrepreneurs based on need. If you plan to request grant money, you will need to include the amount requested and an explanation for this request.

Typed Responses. There are a series of long-form questions with character limits on the online application. We suggest you review those questions on this document:
Cincy Next Application Questions prior to starting it. You may consider typing your answers in advance so you can copy/paste into the online fields. This will also allow you to spell check and edit easily.

Reference. You will be asked to provide the contact information for your primary reference. This is a person who is most knowledgeable about your leadership performance and potential (preferably a person of no relation to you). This person will receive an email invitation to complete an online reference form on your behalf as part of your submission. You ONLY need to provide their contact information.

Headshot. You will be asked to upload a color headshot. The file size should be 300 dpi and should not exceed 5MB. If your photo size is too big or the wrong file type try using this online image tool.

Application Fee. The last step will be to submit payment for the $50 non-refundable application fee via credit card. This is required to complete the application.

Saving Application. Once you get to the page entitled CINCY NEXT CLASS 5 APPLICATION, you can save your application at any time and return later to complete it. Reference the NEXT STEPS instructions at the bottom of that page.

Questions? Please contact Marcus Thompson at or 513.562.8464.