Posts Tagged ‘TechColumbus’

5 Lessons to Learn from Central Ohio’s Up-and-Coming Student Innovators

5 Lessons to Learn from Central Ohio’s Up-and-Coming Student Innovators
When the four finalists for the inaugural VentureNEXT Student Awards took the stage at the LC Pavilion on Oct. 6, Central Ohio’s entrepreneurs and investors were wowed by the pipeline of talent that feeds the innovation economy of this state. In entrepreneurship, everyone learns from everyone else....
December 3rd, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

Small Business Announcements Roundup

Small Business Announcements Roundup
There’s been a lot happening in the small business world in Columbus over the past month. From awards to anniversaries, here’s an overview of what small business across the city are celebrating. TechColumbus Announces VentureNEXT Winners A celebration of all things entrepreneurial in Central...
November 18th, 2014 | News | Read More

5 Ways to Put Central Ohio’s Collaborative Spirit to Work for Your Startup

5 Ways to Put Central Ohio’s Collaborative Spirit to Work for Your Startup
“We have deep depth.” — Yogi Berra This is as very exciting time to be part of the Central Ohio business community—especially for entrepreneurs. So much is happening here that Kiplinger recently named Columbus to its list of 10 Great Cities for Starting a Business. Consider how our sources...
November 5th, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

5 Ways to Increase Your Concept’s Odds for Success

5 Ways to Increase Your Concept’s Odds for Success
It can cost a lot less to start a new company today than it would have cost ten years ago. Advances in technology—cloud computing, online distribution channels, open software, 3D printers, and the “pay as you use” SaaS model—are continuing to drive down the dollars required to get a startup...
October 1st, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

Shoply App Creating New Shopping Experience

Shoply App Creating New Shopping Experience
If your keychain is full of loyalty cards and you’re tired of scrolling through your email for coupons at the check-out counter, a new app is aiming to make your shopping experience a bit easier. Organizing and optimizing loyalty cards, giftcards, personal coupons and a list of carefully curated...
September 11th, 2014 | Business Profiles | 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

5 Ways Networking Pays Off When You’re Raising Capital

5 Ways Networking Pays Off When You’re Raising Capital
“We have deep depth.” – Yogi Berra This is the seventh article in our Capital Access series. We began when last winter’s snow was deep on the ground. Our first topics were heavy lifting ones. We talked about the financial side of raising capital—matching milestones to capital needs, being...
August 6th, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

Five Steps to Achieving the Milestones that Lead to Investment Capital

Five Steps to Achieving the Milestones that Lead to Investment Capital
If you are an entrepreneur looking to raise capital, the best advice I have is to call TechColumbus and ask how we can help. Last year 400 companies made inquiries. From those initial contacts, we added 56 new companies to our portfolio, bringing the total number of companies actively accessing venture...
July 2nd, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More