VentureNEXT to Honor Corporations and Students with Awards

Central Ohio is a terrific place to start a company. Ask any entrepreneur.  One giant reason that our geography is so favorable is that local businesses really walk the talk when it comes to supporting startups.  That’s especially true for the dozens of companies that participate in TechColumbus’ Expert and First Connect Networks. Another huge plus for Central Ohio is... Read more


An Interview with TechColumbus Board Chair Harry H. Hallowell

As senior vice president and chief investment officer of Nationwide Insurance, Harry Hallowell witnesses how investing in innovation can lead to excellent outcomes. TC: As an executive with Nationwide, an innovative company, please talk about the importance of a region having all the “pieces” that make innovation possible—access to capital, commercialization services, early adopters, supportive legislation—etcetera.  HH: Bringing great ideas... Read more


Columbus Idea Foundry Designs and Produces 2014 Startup Award Using 3D Printing

Unique Community of “Makers” Incubating Art, Creativity, Revenue, and Profits  The Columbus Idea Foundry (CIF) is all about innovation and making things—physical things that people can touch, hold, feel, and use. Although the emphasis is on creating with technology, don’t look for virtual cars for an Xbox 360 game, digitally constructed rooms, or non-human avatars to come out of this... Read more


VentureNEXT Serves Up Amazing Sweet and Savory Goodies from Local Bakers and Chefs

Spicy lobster ravioli. Bourbon blondies. Pulled pork. Buckeye brownies. Hungry yet? Build-your-own tacos. Vegan and gluten-free pumpkin cupcakes. Fried mac & cheese and onion straws. Ginger spice cookies and gigantic oatmeal crème pies. And…if these mouth-watering, tummy-rumbling choices aren’t enough, there are even more tasty treats—including vegan tacos and award-winning pizza—on the bill of fare for VentureNEXT.  VentureNEXT Serves Great... Read more


Nine VentureNEXT Startup Award Finalists WOW Judges in Pitch Competition

When the nine finalists for the inaugural VentureNEXT Startup Awards took the stage on October 20 at Pitch Day, it was clear that there is something remarkable happening in Central Ohio’s innovation economy.  “At TechColumbus, we work in lockstep with entrepreneurs every day. Seeing that much determined talent from morning to night, we get accustomed to the quality of the... Read more