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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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    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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    Frameri Lands Partnership with Hoya Vision, UpTech Holds Community Grill Out – This Week in #StartupCincy

    This week Frameri announced a partnership with the Japanese company Hoya Vision Care. The partnership allows independent eye practices that have accounts with Hoya to carry Frameri frames and open up the potential for international expansion. To read more about the partnership check out Andy Brownfield’s article in the Courier. Also this week, First Batch […]

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    Helping BigCos Work with Startups – P&G Purchaser Immersion Day

    Union Hall was packed with P&Ger’s yesterday. The folks from Procter & Gamble’s purchasing department came to Cincinnati’s innovation hub to hear from startups and to learn how to incorporate a “startup mentality” into their current roles. The audience heard from six startups, Healthy Nation, Baloonr, ChoreMonster, ConnXus, Baterii and Ahalogy, that each shared their own experience […]

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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 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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    First GCVA Breakfast Club of 2016

    The GCVA kicked off the new year with their first Breakfast Club of 2016. Three solid companies, Atumsoft, Sow Organic and Fanbloom, pitched to an audience of entrepreneurs, investors, service providers and fans of #StartupCincy at Braxton Brewery. It was also the first Breakfast Club for the organization’s new leadership team – Kevin Mackey, GCVA […]

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    Building Bridges to NKY – UpTech 4 Demo Day

    Accomplishments are often dwarfed by our dreams. Which makes sense – dreams are big ambitious things that turn into reality only after years of work and dedication. Dreams are also a source of frustration, especially in a community of individuals that want to move fast and grow quick. It’s good to dream big and have anxiety […]

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    Bad Girl Ventures Unveils Latest Cincinnati Class

    Bad Girl Ventures  (BGV) officially announced its latest Cincinnati class last night, February 3, 2016. Nancy Aichholz, BGV, Inc. Executive Director for Cincinnati, kicked the evening off with a little information about what BGV stands for and how it works. Wendy Lea followed Nancy with some inspirational words and an assurance that #StartupCincy is here for anyone brave enough […]

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    Angel Investing 101

    Angel investors are a key component in any startup ecosystem. They are the people on the front lines looking for the next great idea and helping talented entrepreneurs build great companies. An angel investor is more than just a check book – they are mentors, advisors and coaches. They are the people entrepreneurs turn to […]

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    Community Building With Lisa Stone

    Lisa Stone, co-founder and former CEO of BlogHer and current Chief Community Officer of She Knows Media, spoke to #StartupCincy’s female entrepreneurs. Lisa shared her entrepreneurial story and talked about how building a community and uncovering advocates you never knew you had can help grow your brand, company or movement. Where are the Women Who Blog? […]

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    The Ribbon is Cut and Union Hall is Officially Open

    Union Hall is open for business! On Monday, August 24th we officially cut the ribbon and opened the doors of Cincinnati’s new innovation hub!

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    Looking Forward to H2 – August Member Gathering

    Our member gathering on August 11th, 2015 gave us an opportunity to show off Union Hall, look back on our H1 2015 success and outline our plans for H2 2015 and beyond.

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    NewCo Cincy – Better Than Sharknado 3

    Innovative companies, engaged BigCos and all the craft beer you can drink. Yesterday was a big day for #StartupCincy. The first ever NewCo Cincinnati was a grand slam for our startup ecosystem and startup community. It taught us a lot about ourselves and confirmed some of the things we’ve been telling each other for a […]

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    Nancy Duarte – A Story Teller’s Journey

    Nancy Duarte talks about the evolution of her design firm, Duarte, and how becoming a storyteller can drastically improve your business.

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    The Future of Work – Ben Casnocha

    This past Tuesday, May 19th, #StartupCincy’s HR leaders heard about the future of employee-employer relations from co-author of The Alliance – Managing Talent in The Networked Age, Ben Casnocha. In his talk, Ben described how the traditional “family” relationship between employers and employees is broken. Because companies no longer have the resources to fulfill the “family” relationship, more […]

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    Cincinnati’s Innovation Week

    Last week it was hard to keep up with #StartupCincy. Here’s a brief recap and why it was important for our startup community.

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    Choose Wisely – Learn from Other Entrepreneurs

    Lynn Perkins, CEO of, shares her experience in a P2P marketplace so #StartupCincy founders can develop playbooks for success.

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    UpTech Demo Day – Class III Shows Off

    UpTech’s Demo Day showcases why #StartupCincy is one of the best startup ecosystems in the country.

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