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    Think Big and Solve Huge Problems – Interview with VC Jonathon Triest


    Jonathon Triest, Founder and Managing Partner at Ludlow Ventures, had been working with startups well before he started investing in them. After graduating Michigan University, Jonathon worked with entrepreneurs as a designer. In the face of better designers and lower price of design, he realized that if he wanted to continue working with startups he would […]

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    #StartupCincy Makers Get Spotlight – Tom + Chee Ranked One of Best Shark Tank Companies – This week in #StartupCincy


    This week Jake Knapp of Google Ventures partnered with Jan Rodgers, the founder of Time Timer, to market a special edition Time Timer with his new book “Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days.” The company, started in 1987 as an idea on the back of a yellow legal pad, grew […]

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    So You Need A Lead Investor – Fireside Chat with Kevin Willer and Jere Doyle


    You’ve been pitching investors and getting good feedback but no one is ready to cut checks until you find a lead investor. It’s a challenge that many Cintrifuse startups stated as one of their biggest problems. That’s why we invited Kevin Willer, Partner at Chicago Ventures, and Jere Doyle, Managing Director at Sigma Prime Ventures, […]

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    CSOs from Cincinnati’s BigCos Take Part in Data Security Roundtable


    On March 23, 2016, Cintrifuse hosted its first Data Security Roundtable. CSOs from some of Cincinnati’s largest corporations came together at Union Hall to discuss their most pressing issues within the industry. The morning started with a State of the Industry panel. Moderated by Tony Sibert Executive Director of EY’s Cyber Risk Team, and included […]

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    HCDC Hosts First Business Showcase and Cintrifuse Announces New Syndicate Fund Director – This Week in #StartupCincy


    HCDC held its first ever Business Showcase and Innovation Village this week. The event was a great opportunity to see some of #StartupCincy’s maker’s and creators. As well as startups in the tech and software space. It was fun to get a peek at some of the amazing companies coming out of the business incubator. […]

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    HCDC Business Showcase & Innovation Village


    Sometimes we get wrapped up in the digital world and forget there are companies in #StartupCincy doing amazing things besides developing software. Things like making carbon nanotubes that NASA will use for satellites. Which is why it was great to see HCDC host their first ever Business Showcase and Innovation Village. The event was a good opportunity to see some […]

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    Sarah Anderson to Take on Role of Director of Cintrifuse Syndicate Fund


    Today I announce with great pride Sarah Anderson’s selection as Principal to Director of the Cintrifuse Syndicate Fund. I want to share with you why I’m excited about this and what it means for Cintrifuse and the Syndicate Fund. I joined this organization because I believe in the mission. But I wasn’t sure what was next […]

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    NewCo Opens up Applications for Host Companies – This Week in #StartupCincy


    NewCo Cincy is 132 days away and we need host companies. NewCo invites Cincinnati companies to open their doors and share their innovation story. NewCos are on a mission to change the world, they are enablers, not gatekeepers. NewCos believe in open collaboration with customers, suppliers, employees, and their community. NewCos also believe in transparent communication, […]

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    Village Capital Announces Cincinnati as a VilCap Community


    Village Capital, a leader in global entrepreneur support and startup investment, today announced the creation of VilCap Communities, a program to help regions often underserved by the mainstream investment capital across the U.S. find, train and invest in startups using Village Capital’s peer selection methodology, which levels the playing field for entrepreneurs, and a national […]

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    Talking IoT with Charlie Key


    The term Internet of Things (IoT) was coined around 2000 and centers on the idea of taking some hardware, some software, giving them connectivity and using data gathered by these devices to glean actionable insights into our lives and businesses. Which sounds simple enough. But, the IoT industry has grown substantially in the last five […]

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    QCA raises new fund – Iron Yard to Open Cincinnati Coding School – This Week in #StartupCincy


    This week, Queen City Angels announced it closed a new $10MM fund. Started in 2000, this is QCA’s largest fund to date. Tony Shipley, QCA’s founder and chairman, noted that QCA invested their previous fund much faster than expected. A testament to the growing number of startup investment opportunities in Cincinnati. In other news, Iron […]

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    Build a Better Mouse Trap – Interview with Mark Achler


    Mark Achler is one of the founders of MATH Venture Partners. He has had an eclectic career as a serial entrepreneur – building four companies. He also served as a senior executive and head of innovation at Redbox. This is Mark’s third venture fund making him an investor with experience on both sides of the table. […]

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