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Infographic: Crowdfunding in Columbus

Infographic: Crowdfunding in Columbus
Click here for a larger image. *All data was gathered by The Metropreneur. Each campaign was analyzed for did it hit its funding goal – YES/NO, amount requested and amount raised as of 12/11/2015. 
January 1st, 2016 | Trendspotting | Read More

Crowdfunding Report: Why a Business Raises Funds Has a Big Impact on Success Rate

Crowdfunding Report: Why a Business Raises Funds Has a Big Impact on Success Rate
In part one of our crowdfunding report, we looked at some general averages – percentage of successful and failed campaigns, average asks, average percentages funded – and left you with a little cliffhanger. For part two, we’re looking at things differently. Why are businesses turning...
January 1st, 2016 | Trendspotting | Read More

Crowdfunding Report: Columbus Crowdfunding Campaigns See Marginal Success

Crowdfunding Report: Columbus Crowdfunding Campaigns See Marginal Success
Thirty-two percent. Would you do something if it had a thirty-two percent success rate? While those odds aren’t the worst — they aren’t overwhelmingly reassuring. That percentage is the number of business-based or business-related crowdfunding campaigns from our monthly roundups that were...
December 31st, 2015 | Trendspotting | Read More

2015 Year in Review: July – December

2015 Year in Review: July – December
Don’t miss our recap of the first half of the year, found here! We have even more highlights, issues to tackle and businesses changing industries that made headlines in the second half of 2015. July Buying local or supporting local are oft-heard phrases, but Designing Local is focused on figuring...
December 30th, 2015 | Trendspotting | Read More

2015 Year in Review: January – June

2015 Year in Review: January – June
Goodbye, 2015! If the number of stories that have rolled across our desk at The Metropreneur this year is any indication, there’s a lot happening in the small business world in Columbus. Here are some of the the best profiles, biggest trends and most insightful advice from the 2015 archives. January Retro...
December 29th, 2015 | Trendspotting | Read More

Most Funded Crowdfunding Campaigns in Columbus 2015

Most Funded Crowdfunding Campaigns in Columbus 2015
Columbus had its fair share of business-based crowdfunding campaigns this year, with 73 different campaigns making our monthly roundup – that’s more than one a week! Today, we take a look at some of the most successful campaigns for the year. We’ve tallied up the most funded campaigns...
December 28th, 2015 | Trendspotting | Read More

2015 Columbus Entrepreneur of the Year: Joe DeLoss

2015 Columbus Entrepreneur of the Year: Joe DeLoss
Hot Chicken Takeover may have won up Best New Startup of 2014, but for 2015, the entrepreneur behind the chicken is earning the best-of moniker. Joe Deloss heads up an impressive list of local entrepreneurs brewing beer, providing storefronts for Ohio artisans, making staples of the Columbus food scene,...
December 28th, 2015 | Announcements | Read More

Best New Columbus Startup: Hai Poké

Best New Columbus Startup: Hai Poké
Hai Poké is brining a taste of the Islands right to center-of-the-state Columbus. Friends and Business Partners Mico Cordero and Nile Woodso have been slinging the Hawaiian street food staple consisting of sticky rice, cubed raw tuna and a variety of veggie toppers as a pop-up at Oddfellow’s...
December 25th, 2015 | Announcements | Read More