Posts Tagged ‘startups’

Marketing Agency ContentVia Focused in on Startups

Marketing Agency ContentVia Focused in on Startups
There’s something to be said when an entrepreneur stops trying to do everything and focuses on what they do know. Ryan McManus knows marketing. In just shy of two years’ time, he’s gone from corporate marketer to agency founder with a 15-person team. ContentVia is a full-service sales...
December 8th, 2015 | Business Profiles | Read More

Venture for America Lowering Barrier to Entrepreneurship for Recent College Grads

Venture for America Lowering Barrier to Entrepreneurship for Recent College Grads
As entrepreneurship becomes an increasingly viable and attractive career path, there’s often the question, is entrepreneurship teachable? Venture for America is helping recent college grads explore what it means to be an entrepreneur not by a strict curriculum, but by placing them in hands-on roles...
November 24th, 2015 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Rev1 Concept Academy Expediting One of the Most Important Parts of the Startup Process

Rev1 Concept Academy Expediting One of the Most Important Parts of the Startup Process
No matter how great an entrepreneur thinks their idea or product is, it doesn’t mean anything if there’s not a customer for their solution. “The sooner they find out what customers really want and really think, the better off they are going to be,” says Wayne Embree, vice president of...
August 19th, 2015 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Columbus Moves Up the Ranks in the Startup World

Columbus Moves Up the Ranks in the Startup World
It’s generally good news for startups in Columbus. While that may be the sentiment of the boots on the ground, two recent survey rankings highlight the positive climate. Last year, Thumbtack.com gave Columbus an impressive ‘A+’ in training & networking programs and ‘As’...
June 29th, 2015 | Announcements | Read More

Endeavor Forward Takes a Unique Approach as a Business Incubator

Endeavor Forward Takes a Unique Approach as a Business Incubator
A concept over 18 months in the making, startups and entrepreneurs now have a new incubator program to help them build their business in Columbus. Luke Westerman of venture capital firm Solomon Global Holdings and a team of seasoned entrepreneurs introduce Endeavor Forward. Taking a hands-on approach...
November 19th, 2014 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Event Discusses Culture of Entrepreneurism in Columbus

Event Discusses Culture of Entrepreneurism in Columbus
While it may seem like Columbus is teeming with startups and small businesses, statistics say otherwise. Out of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., Columbus ranks 80th in percentage of all employers that are small, 82nd in percentage of small business establishment births per 1,000 establishments,...
September 23rd, 2014 | Event Reviews | Read More

5 Reasons Customers Matter When You’re Raising Capital

5 Reasons Customers Matter When You’re Raising Capital
“You don’t have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it’ll go.” – Yogi Berra A lot of things—sometimes including the sun and the moon—have to line up just right for a startup company to attract investment capital. - The product has to work. - The founding team has...
September 3rd, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

Due Diligence: A Mindset that Prepares Startups to Succeed

Due Diligence: A Mindset that Prepares Startups to Succeed
“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” – Yogi Berra I’m a baseball fan. After this seemingly endless winter, it was so great to finally reach Opening Day. As I was watching clips from some of the games, it hit me that baseball and entrepreneurship...
April 2nd, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More