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Women’s Fund Study Examines Economic Security for Women in Central Ohio

Women’s Fund Study Examines Economic Security for Women in Central Ohio
Columbus was ranked the seventh-best city for female entrepreneurs in 2013 by a Forbes study. While Columbus provides a strong platform for female business creators, a recent Women’s Fund of Central Ohio study paints a bigger picture of the economic status of women in Columbus. Below, the organization’s...
April 14th, 2014 | Expert Perspective | Read More

ECDI Closes 1,000th Loan

ECDI Closes 1,000th Loan
ECDI is celebrating big milestones as the organization closes its 1,000th loan during their decade-long support of Ohio entrepreneurs. On March 28th, ECDI awarded  Cleveland client Jodi Rae Santosuosso the loan for her new venture, Daily Press, an organic juice bar on Detroit Road in Cleveland. “Our...
April 9th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

Seeking nominees for 2014 Social Entrepreneurship Award

Seeking nominees for 2014 Social Entrepreneurship Award
Social Entrepreneurship is the identification of a social problem and the use of entrepreneurial principles and practices to create a social venture aimed at solving the problem. Social entrepreneurs are important to the community and to the world, as they work to achieve social change through non-traditional...
March 28th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

New Trident Design Product, Quickey Multi-Tool, Exceeds Crowdfunding Goals

New Trident Design Product, Quickey Multi-Tool, Exceeds Crowdfunding Goals
As Trident Design helps inventors turn design ideas into reality, crowdfunding campaigns are an increasingly popular part of the process. To better serve their clients, Founder Chris Hawker decided Trident should run their own Indiegogo campaign. Many startups dream of reaching their funding goals...
March 25th, 2014 | Announcements, Business Profiles | Read More

Sprout it Launching Mobile App

Sprout it Launching Mobile App
Sprout it is celebrating their one year anniversary and the start of spring by launching a new iPhone app. Initially a web-based and iPad application, Sprout it walks users through every step it takes to plant and harvest a successful garden. Consumer feedback motivated the development of the new application....
March 21st, 2014 | Announcements, News | Read More

SunDown RunDown Proposing New Investment Fund for Early-Stage Startups

SunDown RunDown Proposing New Investment Fund for Early-Stage Startups
Finding funding as a startup is often one of the biggest challenges a new business faces. That challenge becomes even more difficult for non tech-based businesses. Known for providing entrepreneurs a constructive place to pitch, SunDown RunDown is pitching their own idea to create a new investment fund...
March 13th, 2014 | Announcements, News | Read More

Drive Capital Closes Significant Inaugural Fund

Drive Capital Closes Significant Inaugural Fund
Local venture capital firm, Drive Capital recently closed a $250 million inaugural fund, an amount significantly higher than the $40 to $60 million funds typically seen in the Midwest. “We really felt we needed a Silicon Valley style fund,” says C0-Founder Mark Kvamme. The fund will allow...
February 25th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

INCREASE CDC Accepting Nominations for Micro Entrepreneur Awards

INCREASE CDC Accepting Nominations for Micro Entrepreneur Awards
INCREASE Community Development Corporation is accepting nominations for their 10th annual Micro Entrepreneur Awards through Thursday, March 6th. To qualify as a micro entrepreneur, the business must have five or fewer employees including the owner. Nominees must demonstrate community involvement and...
February 24th, 2014 | News, Upcoming Events | Read More