Ohio State Business Plan Competition Leads to Deal Flow

  By Gary Rawlings, VP Commercialization Last week Ohio State announced the winners of the 2014 Business Plan Competition.  A number of us from TechColumbus coach and mentor students in entrepreneurial classes at Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business. I was fortunate this year to have the opportunity to mentor all three winning teams in the open division. There is... Read more

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5 Easy Things You Can Do Today To Support a Columbus Entrepreneur

It’s spring. The snow is over. The sun is out. We feel good. This is the time of year for planting seeds, so we thought we’d plant this seed with you. Here are five easy things you can do to help a Central Ohio Startup succeed.  1. Bring local, nutritious food to your employees ON-SITE by signing up for one... Read more

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Number 42: Steel Polishes Steel

by John Sydnor, SVP, Venture Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives Sixty seven years ago this week on April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson played his first game in Ebbets Field for the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first black player to compete in the major leagues.  Though his career was relatively short, spanning just a decade with the Dodgers, Robinson’s impact is still being felt today. Unbeknownst to... Read more

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4/16/14

Click Your Mouse to Help These Young Entrepreneurs

Right now, with just a few clicks and an investment as small as $1, everyone reading this blog has the opportunity to help a group of young entrepreneurs in Ohio take their solution to the next step. Here’s the deal. Juiceboxx, Inc. is a company founded by Ohio State students. The company’s first product is a stylish case for your... Read more

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4/14/14

Do Not Underestimate the Importance of Building the “Right” Board

An engaged and connected board of directors is one of the best tools an entrepreneur has for building an outstanding company. But building the “right” board isn’t automatic—especially if you haven’t done it before. Here are some things to know. The requirement to establish a board depends on the company’s legal structure. State law in all fifty states requires corporations... Read more

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