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Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – September 2014 Edition

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – September 2014 Edition
More coffee shops are in store for Columbus. Two unique concepts are raising funds to bring java to up-and-coming neighborhoods. Read more about these and two other entrepreneurs with big plans in September’s Crowdfuding Roundup. Cafe Brioso - Brioso Coffee Popular downtown eatery and coffee roaster...
September 2nd, 2014 | Crowdfunding Roundup | Read More

Hemisphere Coffee Roasters, Good Coffee Doing Good

Hemisphere Coffee Roasters, Good Coffee Doing Good
There’s a story behind each cup of coffee from Hemisphere Coffee Roasters. The roastery is not only focused on brewing quality java, but helping the international communities in which their beans grow. Hemisphere imports coffee from across the world to roast at their Mechanicsburg facility. “Coffee...
August 29th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

In The Company of Women, 2014

In The Company of Women, 2014
The Women’s Business Center of Ohio (WBC), powered by the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI), has spent the last year and a half building a network of women business leaders in the Central Ohio community. The organization provides business counseling, training, networking and funding...
August 28th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

45 Central Ohio Companies Make Inc. 5000

45 Central Ohio Companies Make Inc. 5000
Forty-five Central Ohio Companies have been named to Inc. magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the U.S. Columbus boasts five companies in the top 500. Highest on the list is RevLocal, ranking at 108. Experiencing a three-year growth of 3,342 percent, the company helps businesses...
August 27th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

Sculptify Shaking Up 3D Printing Industry

Sculptify Shaking Up 3D Printing Industry
3D printing is a rapidly growing industry and one in which the possibilities of what can be printed seemingly expand every day. Columbus-based Sculptify is upping the ante with their pelletized material 3D printer. “We started talking about how limiting the technology was and how powerful it could...
August 26th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Beam Technologies Receives Investment from Drive Capital, Relocates to Columbus

Beam Technologies Receives Investment from Drive Capital, Relocates to Columbus
Drive Capital’s latest portfolio company is relocating to Columbus and has a unique niche in the technology industry. Beam Technologies focuses on dental technology and dental-related data. The product they are most known for that serves as the fundamental building block of the company is a smartphone...
August 25th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

At Work: Ibel Agency in Short North

At Work: Ibel Agency in Short North
The space at 1055 N. High St. in the Short North has been through a number of changes. First it was a gas station, then a warehouse for a doctor’s hospital. Then Rebecca Ibel turned it into her gallery space, but now it’s home to Ibel Agency. Sebastian Ibel is president of the agency that...
August 22nd, 2014 | At Work | Read More

Don’t Monkey Around With Your Intellectual Property

Don’t Monkey Around With Your Intellectual Property
If a monkey sitting at a typewriter hammers out a top-selling spy novel, who owns the copyright? The monkey? The owner of the typewriter? Or no one? While a similar question in a recent case has the intellectual property world going bananas, the question also raises practical considerations for every...
August 21st, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More