Posts Tagged ‘TechColumbus’

Learning from the Right Advisors is Like Getting a Second MBA

Learning from the Right Advisors is Like Getting a Second MBA
“You can observe a lot just by watching.” – Yogi Berra Like the best catchers, successful entrepreneurs watch and learn from every play. There’s no better way to do this than to build a trusted team of advisors and then watch what they do and listen to what they say. What should an entrepreneur...
May 7th, 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

Managing Cash: Making Every Quarter Spend Like a Buck

Managing Cash: Making Every Quarter Spend Like a Buck
The first step in effectively raising investment capital is to learn how to manage cash. At no time is this more important than in the earliest days of a company. There are just two ways to increase the cash available to a startup company: spend less or take in more. Spending Less When you don’t have...
March 5th, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

The Smart Approach to Raising Capital

The Smart Approach to Raising Capital
All high-growth businesses require risk capital. Finding the right investors at the right time and then getting them to write checks is one of the most challenging things about entrepreneurship. I’ve always referred to this as the Entrepreneur’s Path – the milestones, sources, and amounts of...
February 5th, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

PlugSmarts Creates Energy-Efficient Solutions for Businesses

PlugSmarts Creates Energy-Efficient Solutions for Businesses
Everyone would love to save a little money on their utility bills, but imagine the overwhelming utilities necessary to run a school or a hospital. One Columbus-based company is offering a unique set of services to help companies be more energy efficient. PlugSmart knows energy. From helping clients self-generate...
November 20th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

10X Tuesday: Startup Accelerator Mentors New Class of Entrepreneurs

10X Tuesday: Startup Accelerator Mentors New Class of Entrepreneurs
The 10X Startup Accelerator is developing its fourth group of entrepreneurs. Since 2011, the accelerator is bringing together various community groups to create an unparalleled mentorship network for startups. During the 10-week program, entrepreneurs learn the ins and outs of what it takes to create...
October 15th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

TechColumbus Rebrands & Re-Focuses on Startups

TechColumbus Rebrands & Re-Focuses on Startups
Tom Walker took over the reigns at TechColumbus over a year ago, implementing a wave of change. TechColumbus is repositioning their focus on entrepreneurs while implementing a rebrand of their own. “Where can TechColumbus provide the most value on the economic scene?” Walker asked. The answer...
October 14th, 2013 | Announcements, News | Read More

New TechColumbus Event Provides Pitch Platform

New TechColumbus Event Provides Pitch Platform
On Thursday, September 26th, TechColumbus is hosting TechPitch Day, an event aimed at creating a pitch platform for high-growth technology entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs will give a seven-minute presentation, followed by a question and answer session, to a panel of TechColumbus team members as well as...
September 13th, 2013 | Local Events, Upcoming Events | Read More