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Winners Announced for Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Winners Announced for Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
Three companies were awarded for their ventures in social entrepreneurship at the Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards sponsored by The Metropreneur and Rotary District 6690. “The common thread between social entrepreneurs and Rotary is they didn’t wait for someone else to do...
June 2nd, 2014 | Announcements | 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

Ricart Scholarship Will Send One Woman Through WSBA’s Education Program

Ricart Scholarship Will Send One Woman Through WSBA’s Education Program
Ricart Automotive Group is partnering with the Women’s Small Business Accelerator to help one woman develop her business with a scholarship to the WSBA’s Inspired Educational Program. The $2,500 scholarship covers the six-month program that beings on March 1st and includes over 70 hours...
February 24th, 2014 | Announcements, News | Read More