Introduction to the Innovation Economy of South East Ohio

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

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

Note:  The Southeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (as defined by the Ohio Third Frontier under its Entrepreneurial Signature Program) includes the following 19 Ohio counties:  Adams, Athens, Belmont, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Pike, Scioto, Vinton, and Washington.

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South East Ohio Region

Introduction To The Innovation Economy Of Ohio

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c01 An Introduction to the Innovation Economy of Southeast Ohio Mr. Lynn Gellerman, Executive Director, TechGROWTH Ohio An Introduction to the Innovation Economy of Southwest Ohio
This video provides an overview of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Southeast Ohio and an "Introduction to the Innovation Economy of Southeast Ohio" which every Southeast Ohio high school and college student should know about.
c02 TechGROWTH Ohio Mr. John Glazer, Director, TechGROWTH Ohio
TechGROWTH Ohio is the lead venture development organization for Southeast Ohio under the Ohio Third Frontier's Entrepreneurial Signature program. In this video, Mr. Glazer discusses TechGROWTH Ohio's mission, work, programs and accomplishments.
c03 Ohio University Center for Entrepreneurship Dr. Luke Pittaway, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship OU's Center for Entrepreneurship supports a culture of entrepreneurship throughout the University and the region
In addition to an extensive array of academic programs, the Center holds or participates in Start-Up Weekends, Idea Pitch Sessions and Innovation Challenges in a comprehensive commitment to a culture of entrepreneurship.
c04 Ohio University Innovation Center Ms. Jennifer Simon, Director, OU Innovation Center The OU Innovation Center provides business incubation services throughout the Southeast Ohio region
Being a business incubator, the Innovation Center provides resources and guidance that startup businesses need and otherwise often cannot afford, thereby maximizing the chances for a startup's success.
c05 Small Business Development Center at Ohio University Ms. Lissa Jollick, Center Director, Athens SBDC The SBDC at Ohio University provides support for new entrepreneurs and existing business owners. (Note: Similar SBDC's also can be found in Cambridge, Logan, Marietta, Piketon, Pomeroy and Zanesville in SE Ohio.)
Ms. Jollick discusses the many services the OU SBDC provides to help people start, sustain and grow their businesses.
c06 Lawrence Economic Development Corporation Mr. Bill Dingus, Executive Director The Lawrence Economic Development Corporation was formed in 1983 and was designated the economic development agent for the City of Ironton and Lawrence County. The goal of the agency is job creation and retention as well as to provide assistance in community enhancement projects such as the construction of parks and community centers throughout the county to help the citizens of Lawrence County.
c07 Muskingum County Business Incubator for Entrepreneurs Mr. Larry Triplett, Executive Director, Muskingum County Business Incubator The Muskingum County Business Incubator in Zanesville provides a full range of business incubation and support services The Muskingum County Business Incubator not only provides business incubation and business planning services, but also partners with TechGROWTH Ohio and the Small Business Development Center in Zanesville to provide a full range of other business startup support services.
c08 Stories of Young OU Student Entrepreneurs Four OU Student Entrepreneurs Four Ohio University students tell their stories about their entrepreneurial activities
c09 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.