auticon, an IT and Compliance Consulting Business, Creates 50 New Jobs for Ohioans on the Autism Spectrum

Collaborative tech community leads to company’s new regional headquarters
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Company Name: auticon
Location: Columbus
Industry Sector: IT
Company Profile: auticon is an IT and compliance consulting business specifically employing adults on the autism spectrum as IT consultants. The company leverages demand for outsourced IT services to drive social change and create careers in high-tech for people with specialized abilities, improving their self-sufficiency and quality of life. Founded in Berlin, Germany, in 2011, auticon is a unique social enterprise that employs more than 170 IT consultants on the autism spectrum, making it the first enterprise to scale this model worldwide. The company currently has 15 offices across the globe, including in Europe, Canada and the United States.
Company Website: auticon.us

Project Summary:

  • Type of Project: New location
  • Number of Jobs:
    • Jobs committed: 50
    • Types of jobs: IT

Company Need:

auticon sought a new regional headquarters that would be responsible for IT development exclusively utilizing individuals on the autism spectrum.

Testimonial:

“We look forward to expanding into the Columbus Region and working with the many talented individuals and tech companies located in central Ohio. We have found Columbus-based companies to be very collaborative in solving IT business needs with an innovative workforce solution.” — Kurt Schöffer, CEO, auticon.

“Working together, the state of Ohio, JobsOhio, and One Columbus are attracting investments that value Ohio’s diverse and inclusive workforce,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “auticon will provide opportunities for Ohioans on the autism spectrum to build their skill sets and careers in the tech industry.”

Why Ohio?

auticon plans to open a new regional headquarters in central Ohio that will be responsible for providing IT development.

Ohio’s economy is made up of diverse, thriving industries that require tech support in areas including healthtech, fintech, cybersecurity, virtual reality, robotics and smart mobility. These companies are open to collaboration with auticon, providing auticon with a vast base of potential and existing clients. 

Collaborators:

One Columbus, JobsOhio and the Ohio Development Services Agency