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J.D. Vance on Hillbilly Complexities and Startup Cities

By | May 12, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In his book, Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance gives the world insight to his upbringing in Middletown, Ohio where people faced extensive socioeconomic barriers in a poverty-stricken town. From his mother’s multiple marriages and growing opioid addiction and absent father to finding sanctuary with his…

FinTech

Security Needs to Be the DNA of Any Fintech Startup

By | May 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Launching a fintech startup in a regulated industry is going to take a proactive approach. Surrounding yourself with mentors and experts in the field to guide you through the hills and valleys will be the key to success in fintech. Columbus Startup Week powered…

Startups & Apps

5 Veteran-Led Startups Found at Bunker Labs Company Showcase

By | May 10, 2017 at 3:30 pm

While the entrepreneurial experience can be hectic, stressful, and downright hard at times, veterans are often prepared to run a business because of the skills they learn in the service. From being accountable for everything you do to understanding the importance of adaptability, veterans…

Startups & Apps

Social Entrepreneurship Company Wins First-Ever Columbus Pitch Competition

By | May 9, 2017 at 5:50 pm

The 1st annual Columbus Startup Week Pitch Competition kicked off on May 8, the first evening of the five-day entrepreneur celebration. The best of Columbus gathered on stage to present their pitches in competition for $50,000 in advertising prizes from sponsor Dispatch Media Group, as well as…

Startups & Apps

This Columbus Food Truck Founder Exemplifies the Power of Networking

By | May 8, 2017 at 5:50 pm

With no business plan or working capital, it can be hard to build a business. However a driven work ethic, unending passion, and some family recipes, Lisa and Vincente Gutierrez opened their food truck business, Dos Hermanos Taco Truck, and rolled right into entrepreneurship. The…

Events

The 5 Hottest Events at Columbus Startup Week

By | May 3, 2017 at 12:50 pm

A supportive startup ecosystem is more valuable to a budding company than any round of funding. By providing startup founders with skilled employees, lucrative partnerships, and more than enough capital, an involved community can make starting up seem a little less daunting. Fortunately, a…

Startups & Apps

7 Columbus Startups You Need to Know About

By | Apr 28, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Art galleries, gardens and playgrounds to breweries and Buckeye football, Columbus brings out some of the best from the Ohio community. In between all the activities there is a bubbling entrepreneurial ecosystem filled with startups from a variety of verticals including fashion, finance and…

Funding

4 Important Steps to Building Your Startup’s Credit

By | May 10, 2016 at 9:47 pm

Every startup at some point must determine how to properly finance their business, but for some people, taking into consideration the necessary steps to even get to the point of receiving that funding can sometimes become a mere afterthought. At Columbus Startup Week, the…

Events

A Look at Columbus Startup Week 2016 [PHOTOS]

By | May 6, 2016 at 4:57 pm

As Columbus Startup Week comes drawing to an end, the feeling of excitement surrounding local entrepreneurs and startups in the area is here to stay. It’s been a busy week of learning from the best in the field while giving local startups space to…

Accelerator

Bunkers Labs and JPMorgan Chase Empowering Veteran Entrepreneurs

By | May 6, 2016 at 2:16 pm

You’ve heard it a thousand times: experience trumps skill. And while un-molded talent can innovate new technologies with ease, veteran entrepreneurs know the importance of discipline when it comes to making a startup successful. Fortunately, Bunker Labs and JPMorgan have recognized experience as a necessity…

Startups & Apps

Our Family Home: Compassionate Resident Care for Dementia Patients

By | May 6, 2016 at 12:13 pm

Alzheimer’s is a disease that takes a toll on the whole family. Not only does it shut down the body and brain of those that have the disease, it also puts the people they care about through more than they should have to bare….

Opinion/Analysis

Startups.co’s Wil Schroter: Stop Focusing on Getting Funding

By | May 5, 2016 at 1:06 pm

Being an entrepreneur is hard. Whether it be the long nights of analyzing statistics or the early morning meetings with clients, the road to startup success is a long and lonely one. At least, that’s what Wil Schroter talked about at the fireside chat…

Funding

Your Guide to Finding Startup Funding in Columbus

By | May 3, 2016 at 4:09 pm

Finding startup funding is one of the top questions for new entrepreneurs and startup founders. And for those attending Columbus Startup Week, it’s no different. Funding is important for startups because they allow for more innovation to take place – that means more change…

Startups & Apps

Here Are the 14 Columbus Startups You Need to Know About

By | May 3, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Whether you need affordable health care or a branded web page, there is a startup in Columbus, OH that can help. And with Columbus Startup Week kicking off this week, the burgeoning startups in this ecosystem are looking to make an impression on investors and…