Tixers Raises $250,000 in Funding, Continues to Disrupt Ticket Marketplace

By | Aug 4, 2014 at 10:36 am

Tixers, a “ticket trading marketplace,” recently announced that it raised a seed round of $250,000. Jay Clouse, Tixers COO and a young entrepreneur to watch, explained that the funding will allow the company to continue to grow and expand. “The funding will be used in…

Startups & Apps


Scaling in Service Industries: Sqrl and the Approaching Wave of Disruption

By | Jan 29, 2014 at 3:09 pm

This is a two-part story. The first part is about a cool startup that just raised a seed round. The second part is about the bigger trend that startup embodies. First, the news: Sqrl, a Cincinnati-based startup, just raised $550K to “defeat external communication…

Gear & Gadgets


How the TREWGrip Backwards Keyboard Turned an Unsuccessful Kickstarter Campaign Into Success at CES

By | Jan 28, 2014 at 1:00 pm

At first glance, it’s really difficult to see how the TREWGrip backwards keyboard could actually prove useful or even functional for any normal human being. But I guess that’s the point, isn’t it? Something that may not look functional may actually prove to be very functional once we lay…



David Knox: What It’s Going to Take to Put Cincinnati’s Startup Scene on the Map [VIDEO]

By | Jan 22, 2014 at 9:00 am

Sure, the Cincinnati startup scene has seen some major developments in recent years, but it’s still waiting for its big break – that moment that will let the rest of the world know about the sweet things going down in Cincy. For David Knox, Cincinnati faces…



Got Tickets? is Creating a New Market for Unused Tickets

By | Nov 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Ever have a ticket to an event that you found out you would not be able to attend? Whether it’s a sports game or concert, you basically have two options – give your ticket away or try to sell it. Either way you stand to…




Touritz is Making Walking Tours Sexy and Cool

By | Oct 28, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Imagine walking through the streets of Manhattan, being guided by the voice of Keith Richards, and all the while being shown pictures he’s taken of his favorite haunts or hearing his stories about key moments in The Rolling Stones’ history.  This cannot happen right now (unless you are…

Co-working Spaces


Cintrifuse: A Cincinnati-Based Organization with a New Model for Building a Startup Community

By | Aug 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Recently, Cintrifuse, the Cincinnati-based, startup-focused, nonprofit organization, held a discussion with members from the local startup community. The meeting’s purpose was for Cintrifuse to hear directly how it can help on the local front. Instead, the discussion became an effort to try to answer the…

Breaking News


The State of Ohio Takes on Crowdfunding and SoMoLend

By | Aug 16, 2013 at 11:14 am

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…



14-Year-Old Student Launches mPlanner to Help Students Stay Organized

By | Aug 9, 2013 at 12:46 pm

When Emerson Walker, a 14-year-old Cincinnatian forgot his day planner one day, he looked at his iPad and wondered why there was no solution. While most kids would have stopped there, Emerson began building mPlanner, a mobile planner that works on smartphones and tablets. It…


CitiLogics Connects Data to Water

By | Aug 8, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Aging water infrastructure is one of our nation’s top priorities, according to the EPA.  With over 800,000 miles of piping and infrastructure leaking over 7 billion gallons of treated water daily, this priority creates an enormous opportunity for any company able to address and…



If You’re a Man and You Don’t Like Shopping, Cladwell is for You

By | Apr 13, 2013 at 10:00 am

Cincinnati-based Cladwell wants to do for men’s clothes what Amazon’s recommendation engine has done for pretty much everything – that is, make potent and relevant recommendations that are specific to each customer. Given that most guys look at shopping for clothes as a pain,…



Differential is a Hands-On Incubator in Cincinnati

By | Mar 5, 2013 at 4:18 pm

The Greater Cincinnati startup scene is diversifying and growing, which is creating opportunities for new types of startup launch platforms. Cincinnati-based Differential is a new company that is leveraging a different type of service and funding model to help startups accelerate their launch. Part…



Lisnr Selected to Work with Trident Gum

By | Feb 3, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Cincinnati-based Lisnr is on a roll with a recent achievement that promises to amp up the hype around this unique mobile app. Founded on Startup Bus last year, Lisnr is a mobile application that unlocks hidden rewards in your music. By “listening” to your…



Impulcity Answers the Question, “What Should I Do Tonight?”

By | Jan 21, 2013 at 9:00 am

What should I do tonight?  It is a common question and a universal problem. Finding something to do in your town is not always the easiest thing. That is, until now. Impulcity, a recent graduate from the top 15 nationally ranked accelerator The Brandery, is…