Articles By: Melanie McIntyre

Melanie McIntyre served as editorial director of The Metropreneur from its launch in August 2010 to May 2013. She is also a featured writer for Columbus Underground and writes about fashion, style and pop culture on her blog, Thoroughly Modern Melly. Melanie is an Ohio State University graduate, lives in the Short North, and enjoys reading and running.

MyTouch makes it possible to pay with your fingerprint

MyTouch makes it possible to pay with your fingerprint
MyTouch puts payment at your fingertips− literally. Developed at TechColumbus, MyTouch converts a user’s 16-digit credit card number to a unique algorithm that only MyTouch readers can uncode using biometric fingerprint technology. Though the technology isn’t new −in fact, several...
May 30th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Venture Highway offers finance course aimed at creatives

Venture Highway offers finance course aimed at creatives
A new online course from Venture Highway is designed to teach accounting and financial concepts to a growing creative class of entrepreneurs who don’t have a finance or business school background. The curriculum for the course, The Art of Finance, builds on the material introduced in Venture Highway’s...
May 29th, 2013 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Dynamit expanding headquarters, hiring 30 people in the next 3 years

Dynamit expanding headquarters, hiring 30 people in the next 3 years
Dynamit has announced plans to relocate to a larger office and create 30 new jobs in the next three years. The data, design and technology company is currently located in a 5,000-square-foot office at 300 Marconi Blvd. in the Arena District. The new 9,300-square-foot office is next door at 274 Marconi Blvd. GRA+D...
May 29th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Farewell

All my life, my mom has done the majority of her grocery shopping at a small, locally owned chain back home in Northeast Ohio. She thinks it’s important to support your neighbors. And she’s right, of course. (Moms always are.) Studies show that when you buy from independent, locally owned...
May 24th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

The Grablet now sold in 16 countries

The Grablet now sold in 16 countries
When Zac McKenzie’s friend bought the first generation iPad, it quickly became clear that functional portability was an issue. Yes, you can take the iPad everywhere, but when you get where you’re going, how do you handle it to positively influence your life? That question doesn’t...
May 22nd, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Tickets to 2013 Ohio Growth Summit on sale now

Tickets to 2013 Ohio Growth Summit on sale now
As director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College, Michael Bowers works directly with hundreds of small business owners each year. He hears their stories and has developed a keen understanding of what they want and need to succeed in this economy. Based on...
May 20th, 2013 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Six finalists chosen for Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Six finalists chosen for Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
The Metropreneur and Rotary District 6690 have teamed up to host the first-ever Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Six businesses have been named finalists: Billy Two Shoes; CivitasNow; Freedom a la Cart; Freshbox Catering; Fulcrum Creatives; and The Greener Grocer. The finalists...
May 17th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

SeeMore merges in-store and at-home shopping using smartphone technology

SeeMore merges in-store and at-home shopping using smartphone technology
The first time Neal Applefeld read about augmented reality, he was captivated. The idea that digital content could be triggered in the live world fascinated him. At the time, the technology was just making the leap from desktop to mobile. After creating a toy with an integrated digital experience and...
May 14th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

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