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Columbus-based venture capital firm makes first investments

Columbus-based venture capital firm makes first investments
Columbus-based venture capital firm, Drive Capital has made their first two investments. Owners Mark Kvamme and Chris Olsen are committed to serving businesses in the Midwest and have chosen ventures based in Cincinnati and Columbus as their first projects. Cincinnati-based Roadtrippers is a web-based...
August 13th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

Columbus Startup Jifiti Receives Substantial Investment

Columbus Startup Jifiti Receives Substantial Investment
Rapid expansion is on the horizon for mobile gifting app Jifiti. The startup recently secured $2.5 million in investments from Simon Property Group, Schottenstein Stores Corp. and the Jesselson Group. Simon Property Group is the largest owner of malls in U.S. The app is designed to make the gift-giving...
August 5th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

Skreened Projects Expansion, Acquires New Warehouse

Skreened Projects Expansion, Acquires New Warehouse
Custom T-shirt and apparel design company, Skreened is expanding into another new space. The company experienced exponential growth last year and sees similar potential for 2013. They recently acquired a new space up the street from their current location on Silver Drive to house their burgeoning warehousing,...
July 23rd, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

Bad Girl Ventures Accepting Applications for Fall 2013 Class

Bad Girl Ventures Accepting Applications for Fall 2013 Class
If you are a women-owned business in need of resources, apply for Bad Girl Venture’s Fall 2013 classes. Bad Girl Ventures is a women-owned non-profit that provides education, resources and micro-loans to women entrepreneurs in Ohio. Their nine-week business education course is designed to teach...
July 15th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

2013 Franklin County Retail Report Released

2013 Franklin County Retail Report Released
Press Release: Franklin County, Columbus Chamber Release 2013 Franklin County Retail Report Key report findings focus on sales tax revenue, real estate vacancy rates Columbus, OH – Sales tax revenues are rebounding and retail vacancy rates continue to decrease, according to the 2013 Franklin County...
June 15th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

10X Startup Accelerator Accepting Apps for Fall 2013 Class

10X Startup Accelerator Accepting Apps for Fall 2013 Class
The 10xelerator program is now accepting applications from startups and entrepreneurs looking to enroll in the Fall 2013 class. Applications are due by July 14th, and up to 10 teams will be announced as a part of the program in early August. The 10x program was launched in 2011 to help local entrepreneurs...
June 13th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

Winners chosen for Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Winners chosen for Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
The first Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards were held May 23, 2013 at the Gateway Film Center. Nearly 100 Rotarians voted on the winners from this year’s six finalists: Billy Two Shoes; CivitasNow; Freedom a la Cart; Freshbox Catering; Fulcrum Creatives; and The Greener Grocer. Billy...
June 4th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

Hotcards Columbus Rebrands as Fireball Press

Hotcards Columbus Rebrands as Fireball Press
The owners of HotcardsColumbus revealed on Thursday a rebranding effort and name change to Fireball Press. The new name for the Columbus printing business reflects a separation from their Cleveland-based parent company, which was sold to new owners in November last year. “We decided to go a different...
June 2nd, 2013 | Announcements | Read More