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Derek Ray slated to speak at Startup Weekend Columbus in February

Derek Ray slated to speak at Startup Weekend Columbus in February
Derek Ray Derek Ray will be speaking at the February 2012 Startup Weekend here in Columbus. The 54-hour event, which focuses on building web and mobile applications, kicks off Feb. 17 at TechColumbus, located at 1275 Kinnear Rd. Rey is the founder of social engagement platform Social Envy and co-founder...
January 10th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

LapKeyBoard is ergonomic, aims to reduce back and neck pain

LapKeyBoard is ergonomic, aims to reduce back and neck pain
As a web journalist I’m what you might call a frequent laptop user, so when the LapKeyBoard was brought to my attention, I was eager to learn more about it. Turns out it’s wireless and has been built into a platform that rests on one’s lap. It’s designed to allow users to type...
January 9th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Ohio surpassed national average for VC investment in 2010

Ohio surpassed national average for VC investment in 2010
Ohio outpaced the national average in venture capital investment in 2010, up 81 percent over last year, according to a recent report from the Center for Entrepreneurship at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. Nationally, there was a 20 percent increase over 2009, with $23.3...
January 6th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

What You Need to Know About the New Facebook Insights

What You Need to Know About the New Facebook Insights
Getting the attention of your audience on Facebook has definitely become a science. There’s a number of characters to consider, timing it just right, how to entice with multimedia, and even strategy behind the link you so desperately hope gets a click. It’s a lot to hash out for one little...
January 5th, 2012 | Tips of the Trade | Read More

1492 Demo Day to be held next week

1492 Demo Day to be held next week
For 11 weeks, five local startups have refined their business concepts in preparation for the 1492 Accelerator Demo Day Wednesday at the Canzani Center at 60 Cleveland Ave. on Columbus College of Art & Design’s campus. Registration and networking begins at 2:30 p.m., and demonstrations and...
January 4th, 2012 | Upcoming Events | Read More

ColumbusRegion.com receives recognition by Mid-America Economic Development Council

ColumbusRegion.com receives recognition by Mid-America Economic Development Council
The Mid-America Economic Development Council’s annual Economic Development awards ceremony took place in Chicago in December, and Columbus received some special recognition. The ColumbusRegion.com website, which launched in June 2011, took home the first place prize for websites in the large market...
January 3rd, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Ohio-based Peer-to-Peer Business Lending System Launches

Ohio-based Peer-to-Peer Business Lending System Launches
Candace Klein, Founder & CEO of SoMoLend SoMoLend is a new online Peer-to-Peer company that connects entrepreneurs with investors on a localized level. The business aims to assist businesses who are credit-worthy for borrowing money, but not quite eligible for traditional financing. “This new...
January 3rd, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Old Familiar Barber Shop coming to Olde Towne East in 2012

Old Familiar Barber Shop coming to Olde Towne East in 2012
As the name suggests, Old Familiar Barber Shop offers traditional grooming services, like straight razor shaves. However, the shop’s owner, Kenji Prince, is thinking outside the box to offer experiences that are anything but dated. Like many barbers, Prince dreamed of opening his own shop, “a...
December 30th, 2011 | Business Profiles | Read More