Introduction to the Innovation Economy of Central Ohio

What do you know about the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of Central Ohio?  


Viewers can watch nearly twenty videos that demonstrate why Central Ohio is a great place for one to build their future.  If you are a student you should know about the many robust venture development organizations in Central Ohio that are building Central Ohio’s Innovation Economy.  How can you plan for your future if you don’t know how the future is being created right here in Central Ohio?”  Watch the videos below to learn more.


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Central Ohio Region

Introduction To The Innovation Economy Of Ohio

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c01 An Introduction to the Innovation Economy of Central Ohio Mr. Tom Walker, President & CEO, Rev1 Ventures An Introduction to the Innovation Economy of Central Ohio
This video provides an overview of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Central Ohio and an "Introduction to the Innovation Economy of Central Ohio" which every Central Ohio high school and college student should know about.
c02 Rev1 Ventures Mr. Wayne Embree, Exec VP for Venture Acceleration & Investments, Rev1 Ventures About Rev1 Ventures., Central Ohio's lead Venture Development Organization
Rev1 Ventures is the lead venture development organization for Central Ohio under the Ohio Third Frontier's Entrepreneurial Signature program. In this video, Mr. Embree discusses Rev1 Ventures's mission, work, programs and accomplishments.
c03 Rev1 Ventures' SpringBox Labs Mr. Ron Landthorn, VP for Venture Development, Rev1 Ventures SpringBox Labs is Rev1 Ventures's nationally recognized business accelerator
Mr. Landthorn discuss how SpringBox Labs provides Rev1 Ventures clients with newly outfitted, affordable high-tech space especially designed for entrepreneurs to help get their early stage businesses started.
c04 Rev1 Ventures' First Connect Network Mr. John Sydnor, Sr, VP for Venture Acceleration & Strategic Initiatives, Rev1 Ventures About Rev1 Ventures' First Connect Network
Mr. Sydnor explains how Rev1 Ventures' First Connect Network puts entrepreneurs right at the table with key customers and industry experts from their target markets. )
c05 Rev1 Ventures' Advisor, Network Mr. Parker McDonnell, Lead Advisor, Rev1 Ventures Advisor Network About Rev1 Ventures' Advisor Network
Mr. McDonnell explains how Rev1 Ventures' Advisor Network (AN) connects engaged entrepreneurs with seasoned talent to help grow their startups.
c06 Rev1 Ventures' Expert Network and Venture for America program Mr. Mike McCann, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Rev1 Ventures About Rev1 Ventures' Expert Network and Venture for America program
Mr. McCann explains how Rev1 Ventures' Expert Network provides affordable support services to startups. He also explains how the Venture for America Program recruits the best and brightest college graduates to work for two years at emerging startups and early stage companies.
c07 Bio Ohio Mr. John Lewis, President & CEO, Bio Ohio BioOhio builds/accelerates bioscience industry, research & education in Ohio.
Mr. Lewis discusses the mission, work, programs and success stories of Bio Ohio which is a lead organization for the bioscience community in Ohio.
c08 The Center for Entrepreneurship & The TEC Institute at OSU's Fisher College of Business Dr. Michael Camp, Academic Director, Center for Entrepreneurship About Ohio State's Center for Entrepreneurship & The TEC Institute
Mr. Camp explains how the Center and its many programs facilitate entrepreneurial learning and experiences that will impact a global economy and stimulate economic growth by assisting new company formation and graduating students who possess strong entrepreneurial skills and experiences.
c09 The Columbus College of Arts & Design Creative Innovation & Mind Market Programs (Video 1 of 2) Mr. Tom Gattis, Dean, CCAD School of Design Arts and the CCAD team About the Columbus College of Art & Design's Mind Market and creative innovation & entrepreneurship programs
Mr. Gattis and other CCAD team members explain CCAD's emphasis on creative innovation & entrepreneurship and its Mind Market Program. (Video 1 focuses on the CCAD programs, Video 2 focuses on enabling technologies.)
c10 The Columbus College of Arts & Design Creative Innovation & Mind Market Programs (Video 2 of 2) Mr. Tom Gattis, Dean, CCAD School of Design Arts and the CCAD team About the Columbus College of Art & Design's Mind Market and creative innovation & entrepreneurship programs
Mr. Gattis and other CCAD team members explain CCAD's emphasis on creative innovation & entrepreneurship and its Mind Market Program. (Video 1 focuses on the CCAD programs, Video 2 focuses on enabling technologies.)
c11 Columbus Idea Foundry Dr. Alex Bandar, Founder & CEO Columbus Idea Foundry is Central Ohio's premier "Makerspace" for entrepreneurs, fabricators, inventors, prototypers, craftsman & artisans
The CFI is a community workshop, learning center & creative space that provides access to the prototyping & fabrication tools from conventional to high tech. It's an important resource budding entrepreneurs need to know about.
c12 Dublin Entrepreneurial Center (The DEC) Mr. Chaz Freutel, DEC Manager, and other members of DEC Team Dublin Entrepreneurial Center is home to nearly 100 startup companies
The award-wining Dublin Entrepreneurial Center is a vibrant, energetic community of entrepreneurial businesses working to advance ideas and technologies. The DEC team tells their story about the many programs and initiatives that help incubate and accelerate the growth of budding entrepreneurs and startups.
c13 Entrepreneurial Small Business Law Clinic at The Ohio State University Mr. Charles Lee Thomason, Associate Clinical Professor of Law Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic (EBLC) serves startup and emerging businesses that need transactional legal assistance
Mr. Thomason discusses how EBLC students assist early-stage companies by providing legal advice and service on business formation and governance, regulation of Internet commerce, employment contracts, due diligence, capital structure, valuation and finance, licensing, and intellectual property issues under the supervision of licensed faculty.
c14 Economic Community Development Institute (ECDI) Mr. Steve Fireman, President & General Counsel, and other members of the ECDI Team The Economic Community Development Institute provides loans, technical assistance and support that has created over 4,500 jobs and 2,500 businesses
Mr. EDCI Team discuss how ECD serves as a catalyst for job creation in a non-conventional format providing loan services that bridge the gap for businesses and individuals that might be unable to receive traditional loans. ECDI is headquartered in Columbus with offices in Cleveland and Toledo.
c15 Food Fort Columbus The Team Members of the Food Fort Columbus The Food Fort is Columbus' non-profit food business incubator
Food Fort's mission is to support local food entrepreneurs in the startup and growth of their businesses. They offer commissary space, a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, rent food carts to budding entrepreneurs, offer technical assistance and provide connections to valuable resources.
c16 Innovate New Albany The Team Members of the Innovate New Albany Incubator Innovate New Albany is New Albany's incubator for technology startups, entrepreneurs and small businesses.
The Innovate New Albany team discuss how New Albany's incubator for early stage technology startups enable young businesses to access and leverage an unmatched level of resources to power growth. It is a one-stop shop where government, area businesses, venture capitalists and private agencies come together to provide guidance, expertise and services to new businesses.
c17 The Marysville Entrepreneurial Center The Team Members of the Marysville Entrepreneurial Center The Marysville Entrepreneurial Center & Incubator is helping grow businesses in Union County
The Marysville Incubator Teams discusses the mission, programs and accomplishments of this new incubator in Union County.
c18 Small Business Development Centers of Central Ohio Ms. Kim Plzak, Director, Small Business Development Center About the Small Business Development Centers in Central Ohio
Ms. Plzak discusses the extensive network of Small Business Development Centers in Ohio and the many free services that they provide help people start, sustain and grow their businesses. The SBDC has several centers in Columbus. (11 min)
c19 Sundown Rundown-Columbus Mr. Paul Proffitt, Founder, Sundown Rundown Sundown Rundown brings entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and talent together to make great connections and build some businesses.
Mr. Proffitt discusses how Sundown Rundown holds monthly Friday night business pitch competition in Columbus at the OSU Varsity Club, and other programs. Sundown Rundown also has chapters in Akron, Canton, Mansfield and New Albany.