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Ted Ford leaving TechColumbus

Ted Ford leaving TechColumbus
TechColumbus announced Tuesday that President and CEO Ted Ford is leaving the organization at the end of the calendar year. Ford was at the helm for six years. The TechColumbus Board of Directors has already launched a search for his successor. “We’ve made tremendous progress, both as an...
October 29th, 2011 | Announcements | Read More

For developers, building better communities trumps one-off rehabs

For developers, building better communities trumps one-off rehabs
When people hear the phrase “real estate development,” new builds, specifically new houses, often come to mind. However, The Metropreneur recently caught up with three local development companies whose primary mission is renovating existing properties and transforming neighborhoods one home...
October 28th, 2011 | Trendspotting | Read More

Easton Healthcare has created more than 40 local jobs

Easton Healthcare has created more than 40 local jobs
Many immigrants to the United States know that owning their own business could lead to a better life for their families and become a road to the financial mainstream. However, without access to financing, many very small businesses cannot scale up and become profitable. Josephine Talieh came to the United...
October 27th, 2011 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Wakeup Startup holds its first event

Wakeup Startup holds its first event
Wakeup Startup, an event where entrepreneurs pitch their business concepts to a group of business owners, investors, community members, and Ohio State University students and faculty, is holding its first morning pitch meeting Friday at 7:30 a.m. at OSU’s new Technology Commercialization Office....
October 26th, 2011 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Five startups selected for participation in 1492 program

Five startups selected for participation in 1492 program
Five companies were selected last week from a pool of 162 applicants to participate in the second 1492 business launch program, a collaboration between TechColumbus, Columbus State Community College, and Columbus College of Art & Design, with support from the Ohio Third Frontier. The program is...
October 25th, 2011 | Announcements | Read More

Sassafras Bakery continues to grow, owner lining up a retail space

Sassafras Bakery continues to grow, owner lining up a retail space
AJ Perry’s passion for baking took hold at an early age. From the time she was old enough to walk, she happily measured flour, cracked eggs, and sprinkled cinnamon on scraps of pie dough in her mother’s farmhouse kitchen. Why does baking still appeal to Perry, owner and operator of Sassafras Bakery,...
October 24th, 2011 | Business Profiles | Read More

formula AM now available in Short North

formula AM now available in Short North
Two years ago, a team of local entrepreneurs, designers, and doctors set out to find a cure for a common ailment: the hangover. After intense research, development, and testing, formula AM has been launched publicly and is available exclusively in Columbus. The formula AM beverage is formulated to rapidly...
October 22nd, 2011 | Announcements | Read More

2011 Election: Where Local Candidates Stand On Small Biz

2011 Election: Where Local Candidates Stand On Small Biz
In an attempt to inform Metropreneur readers about where Columbus’s mayoral and city council candidates stand on the issue of small business, we’ve compiled their answers (originally published on our sister website, Columbus Underground) to the following question: Small businesses are the...
October 21st, 2011 | Governance | Read More