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Columbus, Ohio: A Startup City on the Rise

By | Nov 1, 2017 at 11:30 am

A few weeks ago, I visited Columbus, Ohio with Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest tour. The region is cultivating an environment filled with communities, companies, education, and entertainment. As you walk through the downtown streets, businesses are buzzing with activity and the food…



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…



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


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…



“Companies Struggle With Managing Mobile Infrastructure”

By | Jun 19, 2015 at 10:00 am

The team at Vox Mobile has built their company on a solid, but simple, foundation. They want to keep your people connected and communicating wherever they are and whatever they’re doing because they believe communication is the basis for any successful, efficient, and productive…

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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…


Going to SXSW? Hop Aboard the StartupBus And Hack Your Way Down

By | Feb 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm

It’s finally here! The first StartupBus will be leaving Washington, D.C. during the first week of March and will head down to SXSW with about 25 lucky “buspreneurs,” hackers, hipsters, and of course hustlers! “StartupBus is an invitation-only community of hackers, hustlers and hipsters passionate about…


5 Startups Showcased at 1492 Business Accelerator Demo Day in Columbus, Ohio

By | Jan 11, 2012 at 10:00 am

The second “voyage” of the 1492 Business Accelerator will be exhibiting their startups on Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio. The 5 startups completed an 11-week accelerator program, including mentoring and business plan crafting. Their products are: Azoti: A marketplace where local food producers can get…


Visualize Your Schedule With Diacarta

By | Apr 21, 2011 at 1:37 pm

There are plenty of tools to help with day planning and organization, but Diacarta, an application created in Ohio, offers a quick and unique approach to this everyday task. Diacarta is unlike any other planner because it allows you to create a picture of…