7 Columbus Startups You Need to Know About

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 virtual reality you’ll find at the 2017 Columbus Startup Week powered by Chase for Business.

This five-day celebration of the Columbus startup ecosystem will showcase a wide range of startups entrepreneurs, founders, investors and other big names in the business. From conferences and meetups to social gatherings and fireside talks, Columbus will be treated to everything an interested Ohioan would want out of a startup week.

In preparation for this enthralling week of entrepreneurial excitement, we decided to take a look at a few startups in Columbus making moves in the startup ecosystem. Take a look at them below and vote for your favorite before the festivities begin.


Aunt flow is a buy one, give one subscription box for 100 percent cotton tampons and pads. For every box you buy, they send one to an organization of your choice.


Healthy Roster is a medical record management company for high school athletes that coordinates care between athletic trainers and local hospital systems. They have one mission to help healthcare organizations utilize technology to better support parents, coaches, and youth athletes with athletic training services.  


JUGGLE is an app that takes the hard work out of finding good people to help busy families like yours juggle life’s everyday demands. Kids, pets, housework, homework, they handle it all, connecting busy parents with on-demand child care based on referrals from their friends.


This company has created a scientifically formulated moisturizing shampoo for textured curly hair. They want to give people with kinky, curly hair gentle, effective solutions for dry scalp and brittle hair by calling on our scientific expertise and clinical experience. They do it by creating products that actually work and fill a void, while providing service that makes our products easy to get and use.


RapChat is an app-based company that allows users to record shareable freestyle raps over instrumental beats to make their music a little easier and more layered.


This company connects brands with their audiences through authentic stories brought to life by the world’s top influential content creators. They match top brands with individually chosen creators to build trust, loyalty, and community with their audiences.


Wiretap is an intelligence platform that helps enterprises secure data and mitigate threats within their adoption of social collaboration technology, such as Slack.

This article is part of a Startup Week content series brought to you by CHASE for BUSINESS. Startup Week is celebration of entrepreneurs in cities around the globe. CHASE for BUSINESS is everything a business needs in one place, from expert advice to valuable products and services. Find business news, stories, insights and expert tips all in one place at Chase.com/forbusiness. Read the rest of our Startup Week series.

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Conor is the Lead Writer for Tech.co. For the last six years, he’s covered everything from tech news and product reviews to digital marketing trends and business tech innovations. He's written guest posts for the likes of Forbes, Chase, WeWork, and many others, covering tech trends, business resources, and everything in between. He's also participated in events for SXSW, Tech in Motion, and General Assembly, to name a few. He also cannot pronounce the word "colloquially" correctly. You can email Conor at conor@tech.co.
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