Archive for the ‘Event Reviews’ Category

TrustBelt Conference Gives Midwesterners Insights to Defend Region

TrustBelt Conference Gives Midwesterners Insights to Defend Region
The next time someone calls the Midwest flyover states, attendees of the first-ever TrustBelt Conference will have the numbers and the anecdotes to swiftly educate the naysayers otherwise. Economists, business owners, investors and more chimed in about why the Midwest is a good place to do business....
June 8th, 2015 | Event Reviews | Read More

Entrepreneurs and Advocates Connect at Startup Storytellers

Entrepreneurs and Advocates Connect at Startup Storytellers
Thursday, March 26 marked the first edition of Startup Storytellers. The biannual event series, organized by CivicHacks Columbus and sponsored by CleanTurn, builds an ecosystem for startups and advocates to share stories and foster support. Three entrepreneurs took the stage accompanied by CivicHacks...
April 9th, 2015 | Event Reviews | Read More

APTE Summit Brings Social Entrepreneurs Together, Fosters Discussion

APTE Summit Brings Social Entrepreneurs Together, Fosters Discussion
The sixth annual Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship Summit brought social entrepreneurs from Columbus and across the globe together to discuss this emerging industry on Saturday, February 28. Seven entrepreneurs shared stories of their ventures, while also taking a look at big-picture questions...
March 4th, 2015 | Event Reviews | Read More

ECDI Recognizes First Graduates of Tech Savvy Program

ECDI Recognizes First Graduates of Tech Savvy Program
ECDI is using their PRIME grant from the Small Businesses Administration to fund new program Tech Savvy. The multi-tiered program awards entrepreneurs with funds for technology-related business purchases. More than just a scholarship, ECDI will put their full range of services behind the program providing...
December 9th, 2014 | Announcements, Event Reviews | Read More

Event Discusses Culture of Entrepreneurism in Columbus

Event Discusses Culture of Entrepreneurism in Columbus
While it may seem like Columbus is teeming with startups and small businesses, statistics say otherwise. Out of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., Columbus ranks 80th in percentage of all employers that are small, 82nd in percentage of small business establishment births per 1,000 establishments,...
September 23rd, 2014 | Event Reviews | Read More

Women’s Business Center Holds First Annual “In the Company of Women” Luncheon

Women’s Business Center Holds First Annual “In the Company of Women” Luncheon
The Women’s Business Center powered by ECDI held its first annual lunch to support women entrepreneurs on Thursday Sept. 11 at the Athletic Club of Columbus. Keynote speaker Karen Hough, entrepreneur and Founder & CEO of ImprovEdge, discussed using improvisation as an engagement and learning...
September 16th, 2014 | Event Reviews | Read More

Columbus “Localists” Energized by BALLE Conference – Part 2

Columbus “Localists” Energized by BALLE Conference – Part 2
Note: This is the second half of a two-part article. CLICK HERE to jump back to Part 1 at ColumbusUnderground.com Bill LaFayette of Regionomics brings an economist’s precision to his assessment of the small business climate in Columbus, and he sees lots of room for improvement. “We have a long way...
June 17th, 2013 | Event Reviews, Tips of the Trade | Read More

Event Review: Wakeup Startup

Event Review: Wakeup Startup
Wakeup Startup is a monthly event held at the OSU Technology Commercialization Office in the South Campus Gateway, where three startups pitch their business concepts in 10 minutes or less, a panel of judges provide feedback, and the audience engages with a rapid-fire Q&A session. The event kicks...
July 17th, 2012 | Event Reviews | Read More