Ohio State Program reaches into Columbus Community for Support

Engagement Partners will enhance Student Learning and Leadership Development The Ohio State University Office of Student Life’s Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program (BLF) is creating “engagement partners” in Central Ohio. Three important community partners, Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Columbus, and TechColumbus will help pilot this new BLF strategic relationship initiative. The purpose of the Engagement Partner initiative is twofold:  To ensure that students who... Read more


SS&G Helps Entrepreneurs Make the Right Start

SS&G, one of the nation’s largest independent accounting and business consulting firms, believes so strongly in the opportunities for startups in the technology and innovation space that the company has dedicated multi-disciplinary teams to specifically engage.  SS&G Director Ryan M. Hecht, CPA, CGMA, is a leader of the Columbus innovation and technology team. “We are passionate about working with innovation... Read more


Columbus Scores Big with Venture for America

  In no time at all, the word is out among Venture for America (VFA) fellows: Columbus, Ohio is one fantastic place to become an entrepreneur. And the word is out among Columbus’ far-sighted entrepreneurs that Venture for America offers a unique opportunity for startups to recruit and hire remarkable talent at well below market rates. So far, seven VFA... Read more


Syscom Advanced Materials: Setting the Pace for Startup Acceleration

Source: The Washington Post It was exciting last year, to learn that AmberStrand®, the initial product from Syscom Advanced Materials, a SpringBox Labs acceleration client, was actually aboard NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity.  It was even more thrilling in 2013 to see Syscom earn AS9100C certification, the standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry that is aligned with ISO 9001.... Read more


Calling All Startups: Venture for America (VFA) Fellows Want to Work for Columbus Entrepreneurs

Venture for America (VFA) presents a unique opportunity for Columbus entrepreneurs and startup companies. Columbus was approved this year as one of four new VFA cities, which means that we have access to the 2014 crop of VFA fellows—amazingly talented college and university graduates who are seeking opportunities to work in startup companies for the next two years at the... Read more