TechColumbus Announces Nine 2014 VentureNEXT Startup Award Finalists

Firms represent a wide range of industries, underscoring the vibrant diversity of the Central Ohio innovation economy. Nine exciting young companies have been named finalists in the 2014 VentureNEXT Startup Award competition. Finalists have demonstrated the successful execution of a scalable business model that is based on an innovative technology. “These nine companies are exceptional examples of the entrepreneurial talent... Read more


5 Sticky Customer Situations and How to Deal with Them

  #141269732 / For startups, engaging early adopters can be like grabbing a tiger by the tail. You’re dealing with product issues, operational issues, and cash flow (never enough), and yet you need to make the customer experience the best it can possibly be. There are many things you won’t have to face until your company begins to scale,... Read more

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Nanofiber Solutions Contributes to Ohio’s 20% increase in Biotech Jobs and to Attracting Students to Biotech Business Opportunities

Ohio has seen about a 20 percent growth in the biotech sector jobs over the last ten years. Some of these came from established corporations, but many came from new businesses like Nanofiber Solutions. The idea for Nanofiber Solutions’ nano-scaffolding took hold with co-founder Jed Johnson when he was a PhD student in the Materials Science and Engineering department at... Read more

Columbus Welcomes Venture for America Fellows

Five Venture for America (VFA) Fellows have joined the Central Ohio startup community since Columbus was approved as one of four new VFA cities last spring.   Over the past seven weeks, these talented entrepreneurs have resettled to Columbus to work at a local start-ups where they’ve already begun growing the companies as well as themselves. We asked the Fellows... Read more

SpringBox Labs Announces New Director and Completes Milestone Renovation

SpringBox Labs is a great place to work if you’re an entrepreneur.  The accelerator is home to nearly 3 dozen companies, more than 130 founding employees and $32 million in revenue. SpringBox entrepreneurs have real time access to venture advisors who have more than 200 collective years of experience in founding and funding startup companies.  Plus, last year, SpringBox Labs... Read more