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LaunchHouse Accelerator Now Accepting Applications for Hardware Startups

launchouse

It was announced last week that LaunchHouse – Ohio’s first hardware accelerator – is now accepting applications to fill its class set to begin this upcoming fall. With a $200,000 grant from the Ohio Third Frontier ONEFund, LaunchHouse is looking to invest in ten broad-based tech startups that focus on hardware/robotics and support user interface technologies. The… Read more »


The State of Ohio Takes on Crowdfunding and SoMoLend

SoMoLend

The State of Ohio has taken the first step in taking down a pioneering crowdfunding site but could also be critically wounding the State’s growing entrepreneurial clout. In balancing the interests of both startups and investors, Ohio is making it clear that investor protection within the crowdfunding industry is its primary concern. While this is… Read more »


Plotter: The Social Network for Maps

Plotter

Tom Nolan was prepping for a conference in a city he had never visited. After hours of research on the best restaurants, sightseeing opportunities, and optimal travel routes, he was ready to go. However, he soon found the map technology available to him to be lacking. Aggregating the myriad locations he had discovered onto one… Read more »


CitizenGroove: Producing the Sounds of Startup Success

CitizenGroove

CitizenGroove is a media-centered content management system for organizations that accept auditions – the application streamlines the music school or audition application process. Cleveland-based CitizenGroove is a great study in what produces success in the startup world. For example: This is not the founders’ first venture; in fact, the first venture is described by 26… Read more »