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Ecosystems

DC

Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest Tour Headed Through The Rust Belt with J.D. Vance

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm

On the road again, I can’t wait to get on the road again. That’s the tune that’s running through my head this morning as Steve Case and the Rise of the Rest team announced this morning will be hitting the road again for the 6th…

Ecosystems

San Francisco

What Are The Top Tech Hubs? 25 Cities Ranked

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 12:15 pm

The mission to become the “next Silicon Valley” has become a trite endeavor as every city outside of the San Francisco bay area has attempted to spur the connectivity, capital, talent, and success potential that it has to offer. Let’s not forget, Silicon Valley…

Tips & How To’s

Columbus

Fintech, J.D. Vance, Tacos, And Everything Else You Missed at Columbus Startup Week

By | May 12, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The theme of Wake Up, Disrupt, Sleep, Repeat, was in full effect at Columbus Startup Week powered by Chase for Business. Over 3,000 small business owners and tech founders were treated to a week-long worth of 85 sessions including workshops, engaging panels, keynotes by…

Interviews

Columbus

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…

Startups & Apps

Columbus

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

Columbus

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

Columbus

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

Columbus

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

Columbus

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

Columbus

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

Columbus

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…

Events

Columbus

Columbus Startup Week Will Celebrate the City’s Unique Ecosystem

By | Apr 28, 2016 at 9:45 am

When you think of cities with bustling startup scenes, Columbus, OH is probably not one of the first that spring to mind. But what does come to mind when you think of Columbus? A modest, Midwest, blue-collar city? The home of the Buckeyes and the original Wendy’s?…

Social Media

Columbus

Famafox Hopes to Bring Positive Messages to Teenagers

By | May 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Sometimes, encouraging words can come from those you least expect, even complete strangers. Social media has proven to be a tool for both positive messages to strangers, or online bullying. Famafox wants to create a more positive world by encouraging positive communication, while leveraging the power of anonymity….

News

Columbus

COO To Watch: Jay Clouse Talks about Tixers, Advice for Young Entrepreneurs and More

By | Jun 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm

What does it take to become a successful Chief Operations Officer – or more so a leader, and someone that young entrepreneurs can emulate? Everyone’s answers to this question will vary, but I think we could agree on a few qualities: motivation, the ability…

Gear & Gadgets

Columbus

Kickstarter Will Become the New Norm For Young Entrepreneurs: Juiceboxx is the Perfect Example

By | May 12, 2014 at 12:08 pm

A few months ago, Lucas Williamson and Scott Scherpenberg, two young entrepreneurs and the co-founders of Juiceboxx, didn’t know they would make more than $30,000 to help launch their startup. Despite the fact that some entrepreneurs rely only on investors and college business plan…

Business

Columbus

Jifiti Raises $2.5 Million, Plans Expansion

By | Jul 29, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Today, Jifiti, the Columbus-based gift sending and receiving platform, announced a total of $2.5 million raised. The seed funds came from the Simon Property Group, a real estate company that operates over 300 malls in the US and Asia; Schottenstein Stores Corp, owner of American…

iPad

Columbus

Routzy: The All-In-One CRM iPad App for Sales Professionals

By | Aug 10, 2012 at 10:16 am

Whether you’re selling a product or working in the service industry, you probably know the many number of steps in the sales process. Now try searching the App Store to fill one of those needs. You’ll find innumerable options to choose from to accommodate…