• Posts by - Patrick Venturella


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    Building the Bridge Between Startups and BigCos – Interview with Tina Sharkey


    Tina Sharkey is a seasoned Internet and digital media builder and operator. Among other accomplishments, she co-founded iVillage in the mid-90s, launched Sesame Street Workshop online and was a senior leader at AOL, running all of their global messaging and their global network. Most recently, she was the founding CEO of Sherpa Foundry, a global […]

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    Cincinnati Invented Hustle – FounderCon 2016


    FounderCon has come and gone and in its wake our startup community will see one of the greatest inflection points in its history. When we look back at this event we will say that this was the moment Cincinnati claimed its rightful place among the nation’s best regions for innovation and entrepreneurship. As John Hill, […]

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    FounderCon Comes to Cincinnati – Interview with John Hill


    Next week, Cincinnati will host, for the first time ever, the 2016 Techstars’ FounderCon. Over 1000 founders from accelerators across the world will come to our city for a two days of networking, business development and thought leadership. We recently spoke with John Hill, Techstars’ Network Catalyst, about what he is excited about this year and the […]

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    Patrick Henshaw joins Cintrifuse as Director of Development for Kenton County


    Patrick Henshaw recently joined the Cintrifuse team as Director of Development. Prior to Cintrifuse, Henshaw was co-founder and COO at Strap, a local technology startup and Brandery graduate. This position is intended to grow the tech and knowledge-based ecosystems of Kenton County. “We’re extremely grateful to the leadership of Kenton County for supplying us with […]

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    Spry Labs Partners with Humana to Host Data Jam


    Spry Labs held their first ever Data Jam this past week. Partnering with Humana, Spry invited 6 teams from as far away as Washington, D.C. to participate. So what is a Data Jam? And why would we partner with Humana to have one? Different than a hackathon, which is typically open to participants from the community, a Data […]

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    Innovation and Healthcare – IX Health 2016


    September 29, 2016 saw the second annual Innovation Xchange Healthcare Edition. Payors, providers, employers and startups converged on Union Hall for a round of talks and breakout session all devoted to the future of healthcare. Aaron McKethan, Co-Founder of RxAnte, kicked off the morning with a talk around the industry and what steps it can […]

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    Building an Active Network – Cintrifuse Syndicate Fund Annual Meeting 2016


    On September 21, 2016, the Cintrifuse Syndicate Fund had its third annual meeting. Startups, venture capitalists, BigCos and other ecosystem partners gathered together in Union Hall to celebrate the successes of the Syndicate Fund and to layout the vision for the future. Sarah Anderson, Director of the Syndicate Fund, started off by giving a state […]

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    Another Great Year for NewCo Cincy!


    July 21, 2016 was quite a day for StartupCincy. Our ecosystem hosted the second annual NewCo Cincy and it was an amazing day. Over 90 host companies opened their doors and welcomed over 900 people from Cincinnati’s business community into their spaces. There were plenty of exciting sessions. Everything from the creative presentations like The Art […]

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    Union Hall Track – NewCo Cincy


    Don’t want walk around in the July heat or drive all across the city when you can get the full NewCo experience in one, air conditioned place? Lucky for you, we created the Union Hall Track. You can spend your entire day in Cincinnati’s startup hub and hear from some great companies. Cintrifuse (that’s us) […]

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    Brewery Track – NewCo Cincy


    Like hearing how awesome companies are changing Cincinnati but also feel like drinking delicious beer? Then we have the track for you! The Brewery Track has the breweries and distilleries that are making the Queen City a capital for craft beer and locally brewed spirits. You can get a tour of Rivertown’s  space and hear how Rivertown is an […]

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    Startups, Branding and Innovation – NewCo Downtown


    Downtown is a busy place. With over 25 sessions, you can keep yourself occupied all day at NewCo Cincy Downtown. Hear from creative agencies like Epipheo who will talk about how to be an effective story teller. Or you can listen to local startup Casamatic talk about how they created the perfect product for their […]

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    Maker Track – NewCo Cincy


    Tech and software is great but sometimes you want something you can hold in your hand. NewCo Cincy’s Maker track gives you front row seats to all the physical product makers in StartupCincy. Start the day hearing from Grainwell which takes old materials and turns them into beautiful products. If you’re a foodie you can check […]

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    Healthcare, Coding and Diversity – NewCo North Cincy


    Take a break from the hustle of downtown and head north to see some great presentations from some pretty exciting #StartupCincy companies. In North Cincinnati you can hear from Assurex Health, the personalized medicine company that helps healthcare providers get the genetic information for individual patients. Or, if you’re in the job market, check out […]

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    Creative Track – NewCo Cincy


    Feeling like feeding your creative side on July 21? Then we have the track for you. In the Creative Track participants can hear from Cincinnati’s leading creative agencies and art institutions. You can find out what seahorses, tires and pizza have in common at Topic Design’s session. Or you can head to Epipheo and learn […]

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    Incubators, Universities and Kombucha – NewCo Central Cincinnati


    Our friends in Central Cincinnati have exciting things in store for NewCo this year. In the central parts of Cincinnati you can stop by Northside to hear from Urban Artifact, the Cincinnati craft brewer with a taproom in the lower level of the historic St. Patrick’s Church.  If you’re in the Oakley area you can hear from […]

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    StartupCincy is Just Getting Started


    June 15, 2016 saw the first ever StartupCincy Town Hall. Ecosystem stake holders filled Braxton Brewery in NKY to see the next evolution of our community and our movement. The evening’s take-away:  we’re just getting started. So buckle up, its going to be a wild ride. Our community is united, vibrant and gaining momentum daily. […]

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    Accelerator and Incubator Track – NewCo Cincy


    Have an idea you think would be perfect for an accelerator or incubator? Or maybe you just want to see what these company building organizations have been up to since the last NewCo Cincy. Either way, the Accelerator and Incubator track puts you right in the middle of Cincinnati’s startup community. In this track you can […]

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    Building Ohio’s Tech Based Economy – IXCincy


    Economies require two things – supply and demand. So when we think about building a technology economy in Greater Cincinnati and in Ohio, it’s paramount that we think about our supply (startups) and our demand (customers). And IXCincy is one of the best tools we have to build this economy. On June 15th 2016, Cintrifuse […]

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    Distilleries, Creatives and BioTech – NewCo NKY


    There’s a lot of amazing stuff happening across the river in StartupCincy. NewCo in NKY features some of our ecosystem’s most exciting support orgs, startups and makers. Take a trip over the Ohio River and hear from Grainwell who reuses materials and makes them into beautiful products. You can learn about what goes into the ultimate […]

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    Diversity and Inclusion Track – NewCo Cincy


    For NewCo this year we’re trying something a little different. We’ve curated eight track around different themes. One of those tracks is Diversity and Inclusion. These sessions all revolve around diversity of ideas, experience and people. The Diversity and Inclusion track highlights NewCos owned and operated by minorities. It also features organizations that help minority […]

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    Makers, Art Orgs and Tech – NewCo OTR


    Home to Union Hall, the epicenter of StartupCincy, NewCo in OTR is an eclectic mix of makers, entrepreneurs and art organizations. In Over-The-Rhine you can start your day learning from Elementz about how to build identity and grit through Hip Hop. Then you can head over to Roadtripper’s office and hear about the journey of one of […]

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    NewCo is Back!


    On Thursday, July 21, 2016, Cincinnati will host the second annual NewCo Festival. The event is an opportunity to engage and interact with some of Cincinnati’s most interesting companies: startups, breweries, makers, and agencies. NewCo celebrates organizations on a mission, connecting its audiences to the stories shaping business and society. It’s your chance to get […]

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    Union Hall Brings Entrepreneurs Together


    Soundstr recently announced a successful round of fundraising led by CincyTech. Which earns them a well-deserved congratulations. The company is on a mission to bring transparency to the music industry by tracking what songs venues play and making sure artists are compensated appropriately for their work. Soundstr also helps those same venues make more money […]

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    MedaCheck Announces Partnership with GrandView Health – Foundry Group Invests $8 Million in MakeTime. This Week in #StartupCincy


    The team at MedaCheck announced a partnership with GrandView Health this week. The partnership focuses on improving transitional care and allows GrandView Health to offer teleheath technology. For more about the partnership check out this article. MakeTime also had some big news this week. The manufacturing platform that allows suppliers to monetize capacity from idle […]

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    Ocean Demo Day – This Week in #StartupCincy


    This Thursday, April 28, #StartupCincy was treated to Ocean Accelerator’s second demo day. And the folks at Ocean did not disappoint. Just like last year the production was top notch and the companies all had engaging, interesting pitches. You can check out the full list of companies below. Devoo – Making it easy to find […]

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