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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

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

Pursuit Expands with Mobile Truck

Pursuit Expands with Mobile Truck
Pursuit opened as pop-up shop in The South Campus Gateway in 2011, offering college-age men an alternative suit shopping experience. Two years later, business is booming with the original location becoming a permanent home along with a soon-to-be-rolling mobile Pursuit truck. “It’s a miniature...
February 10th, 2014 | Business Profiles, News | Read More

Rapid Growth Continues for Zipline Logistics

Rapid Growth Continues for Zipline Logistics
The Metropreneur caught up with Zipline Logistics back in 2011 and the same headline reads true again -Zipline Logistics has grown considerably since its launch in 2007. Three more years has doubled the company’s number of employees from 14 to 28. “We’ve grown over 35 percent every...
February 7th, 2014 | Business Profiles, News | Read More

Chase Extends Business Lending Promotions

Chase Extends Business Lending Promotions
Are you an entrepreneur with an idea or dreamer who has always wanted to start their own business? Chase bank is offering business lending promotions through their Mission Main Street program. The program includes four fixed-rate offers: Commercial Real Estate – 10 year fixed rate with 20 year amortization:...
January 10th, 2014 | Announcements, News | Read More

HAPI Aims to Bring Community-Scale Food Production Facilities to Columbus

HAPI Aims to Bring Community-Scale Food Production Facilities to Columbus
Scaleable food production platform, HAPI is aiming to expand their reach in the  Columbus community. The project launched a Kickstarter campaign with the goals of further developing their prototyping facility and building community-scale food production facilities. HAPI currently operates out of a test...
January 6th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

2013 Entrepreneur of the Year: Elizabeth Lessner

2013 Entrepreneur of the Year: Elizabeth Lessner
Chances are you have eaten at a Liz Lessner restaurant. With six hot-spots in the Columbus Food League, two more concepts on the way, and other irons in the fire, her creatively-themed dining options offer some of the most popular food in town. Creating eight restaurants is no small feat, and Columbus...
December 27th, 2013 | Announcements, News | Read More