TechColumbus Named Number 3 in UBI Index Top 10 List of University-Associated Business Incubators in the World

If you are a startup founder in Central Ohio, as of today, there’s one more huge reason to consider locating your new company in TechColumbus’ SpringBox Labs. This morning, the University Business Incubator (UBI) Index from Stockholm announced that TechColumbus is one of the top 10 leading incubators in the world. The UBI Index is a global benchmark of business... Read more

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Lifestyle or High Impact Business: 5 Points of Differentiation and Why Investors Care

Bill Payne, an internationally recognized entrepreneur who has founded or invested in more than 60 start-up companies and assisted in founding four angel investment groups, is coming to TechColumbus later this week to lead a half-day workshop entitled Financing High Impact Ventures. No matter how many times I work with Bill,* I always come away with fresh ideas—even if the... Read more

Here’s why a national investors’ group chose Columbus for their annual workshop

By Evan Weese, as originally published in Columbus Business First As a founding member and past chairman of the Angel Capital Association, John Huston has been trying to woo the group’s annual workshop to Columbus for a decade. The trade association’s investors have gathered in Boston, Silicon Valley and several places in between, but never the Midwest. At least until Wednesday, when its... Read more

Ask an Entrepreneur: What are Your Tips for Building Strategic Partnerships?

Welcome to TechColumbus’ blog series, Ask an Entrepreneur. Central Ohio’s entrepreneurs have a wealth of information and learned experience. They share it here. Simple-Fill* has done a masterful job of creating strategic partnerships. Simple-Fill has developed technology, funding, product, and business development partnerships with The Ohio State University’s Center for Automotive Research (CAR), where the technology was conceived, as well... Read more

A High-Tech Product that Helps Farmers Conserve the Soil and Increase Yields

Bruce Caldwell, CEO and founder of 3Bar Biologics, Inc., figures that he’s been to more than 65 farms since spring. His goal is to meet 100 farmers before winter sets in. 3Bar Biologics, a SpringBox Labs company, provides natural, beneficial microorganisms (the product name is VIAH A1) that promote crop health, enhance quality, and improve yields. So Caldwell has a... Read more