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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

Tatoheads Expands from Food Truck to Brick-and-Mortar Location

Tatoheads Expands from Food Truck to Brick-and-Mortar Location
Extra ketchup and salt, please. The fry’s versatility is typically lost in the traditional presentation of French fries, tater tots and sweet potato fries. Daniel McCarthy saw an opportunity to expand the potato-ketchup-salt partnership to incorporate a range of flavors and toppings drawn from world...
December 8th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Columbus-Based Grand Prix Karting Features One of Largest Indoor Tracks in U.S.

Columbus-Based Grand Prix Karting Features One of Largest Indoor Tracks in U.S.
Columbus thrill-seekers age eight to 88 can now zip around a half-mile indoor go-kart track at Grand Prix Karting located at 1300 Alum Creek Dr. The 120,000 square-foot east-side facility opened in June 2014 as one of the largest indoor go-karting tracks in America. Grand Prix has a little something...
December 5th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

3 Steps to a Financially Fit 2015

3 Steps to a Financially Fit 2015
Derrick Bailey The end of the year tends to fly by in a frenzy of holiday activities and social obligations, so it’s easy to push aside some of your financial tasks. But it’s important to set some time aside to prepare yourself and your business financially for the next year. Here are three steps...
December 4th, 2014 | $traight Talk | Read More

Jeni’s Headquarters Relocating to Arena District

Jeni’s Headquarters Relocating to Arena District
Beloved local ice cream maker Jeni’s is relocating their corporate offices to the 401 N. Front St. building in the Arena District. The 13,710 square-foot space on the third floor is just a block away from North Market, the site of the first Jeni’s. “We’ve loved calling our building...
December 3rd, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

5 Lessons to Learn from Central Ohio’s Up-and-Coming Student Innovators

5 Lessons to Learn from Central Ohio’s Up-and-Coming Student Innovators
When the four finalists for the inaugural VentureNEXT Student Awards took the stage at the LC Pavilion on Oct. 6, Central Ohio’s entrepreneurs and investors were wowed by the pipeline of talent that feeds the innovation economy of this state. In entrepreneurship, everyone learns from everyone else....
December 3rd, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

WakeUp StartUp Heads to COSI

WakeUp StartUp Heads to COSI
Pitch event WakeUp StartUp is headed to a new location and getting a bit of a facelift for the upcoming year. Originally held at the Technology Commercialization Office at OSU, WakeUp StartUp is now calling COSI home. “COSI really wanted to have a startup angle or a startup connection with the...
December 2nd, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – December 2014

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – December 2014
This month two small but thriving businesses are seeking funds to help further increase their production. No stranger to crowdfunding success, Trident Designs releases another innovative product that might be the perfect gift for the techie in your life. Finally, an ambitious group from POINT are building...
December 1st, 2014 | Crowdfunding Roundup | Read More