Real world stories of two entrepreneurs at Youngstown Business incubator

In this video, Ms. Rose Shaffer from The Lighting Grader and Mr. Devyn Bellamy from Dieselfist Studios discuss their experiences with their startups and the challenges that they faced and offer their counsel to other prospective entrepreneurs.

About the Youngstown Business Incubator::
The Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) is an internationally recognized program focused on the development of Business to Business (B2B) software application companies in the Mahoning Valley. Its success has been well documented by Businessweek, Inc., The Economist, Next City, Entrepreneur, Details, Governing, Salon, the German Financial Times, and the BBC, CNN, NPR, MSNBC, ABC and Tokyo Broadcasting. Recently it was recognized as the 11th best university affiliated business incubator in the world by University Business Incubator Index, which is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

The Youngstown Business Incubator has generated a buzz about their verifiable track record of success, by leading the Mahoning Valley to compete in the global knowledge economy. The YBI has shifted the perception of the Mahoning Valley community – in its own and in the eyes of the world – by growing a base of technology companies and entrepreneurs to ensure future jobs for talented regional professionals. Its 32 portfolio companies operate out of a Youngstown Business Incubator owned four building campus in downtown Youngstown, Ohio. The campus is also home to a federally funded research and development center, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute www.namii.org

YBI is funded in part by the State of Ohio through the Edison Incubator Program, as well as through the JumpStart Entrepreneurial Network. Find out more at: http://www.ybi.org/