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    A Startup City 200 Years in the Making

    There’s an event happening next month that everyone in Greater Cincinnati should be proud of.  We’ve geared up and are in a major countdown for what many refer to as the All-Star Game of Entrepreneurship.  Our region is going to play host to over 1,000 entrepreneurs, investors and business builders from the Techstars network who […]

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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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    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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    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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    This Week In #StartupCincy We Talk About Diversity

    This week, #StartupCincy came together to have a discussion about diversity in our ecosystem. The first ever Future History Now event took place on February 25 at Union Hall and brought together a diverse crowd to hear from two equally diverse panels consisting of minority business leaders, investors and diversity champions from Cincinnati’s BigCos. It […]

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    There and Back Again: Atumsoft’s Journey from #StartupCincy to Global Demo Day

    Midwest entrepreneurs solve problems. And not problems like “How to make noodle soup” but problems like “How do we make industrial chemistry labs more efficient.” Granted the later problem isn’t as sexy (or as tasty) as an app that tells you how to make miso but it’s a real problem. It’s also the problem Olivier […]

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    Casamatic Lands Investment and The Queen City Mobile Summit Comes to Union Hall – This Week in #StartupCincy

    There was good news this week on the funding front with Casamatic landing investment from Dayton-based Accelerant. A graduate of both OCEAN and The Brandery, Casamatic aims to change the way millennials find and buy homes. This investment will help the company with their goal to expand into 20 real estate markets in the mid-term. […]

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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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    Helping One of Our First Members Become Ohio’s Fastest-Growing Startup

    Founded in 2012 by Michael Wohlschlaeger and Bob Gilbreath, Ahaolgy makes it simple for brands to create content on Pinterest by testing licensed content, figuring out what works for them and, eventually, creating their own content. Since its inception, Ahalogy has secured $12.8 million in venture funding and was named Ohio’s fastest-growing startup by San […]

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    From Idea to Series A – Mentors Catalyze Growth

    Jeff Shepard, MedaCheck CEO, identified a $360 billion problem in the healthcare industry and set out to fix it. With the help of Cintrifuse, Jeff found mentors that helped him grow his company and eventually secure a Series A round for MedaCheck.

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    This Week In #StartupCincy – 9/14/2015

    Frameri and EnChroma team up to make glasses for the colorblind, Wyzerr sends out its first kiosk, #StartupCincy cleans up at the Venture Ohio awards and Crossroads Church kicks off the first Unpolished Cincinnati Conference. All this and more this week in #StartupCincy! If you’re having trouble viewing this Stackerdecks post: Click Here

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    Connecting #StartupCincy Companies to BigCos Opens New Markets

    Exciting things have been happening for the team over at ConnXus. They recently announced a $2.5 million Series A round lead by Techstars Ventures. This is the first time Techstars has invested in our ecosystem and is a great example of how the Cintrifuse Syndicate Fund helps out #StartupCincy companies. With all the good news, […]

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    Syndicate Fund Catalyzes $13 Million Investment

    Everything But The House (EBTH) is a revolutionary online estate and consignment sale company that combines the personal touch of a local business with the convenience and reach of a global e-commerce company. EBTH manages every aspect of an estate sale, from the initial assessment to the auction to the transaction on their flagship website. With their recent $30 Million Series B round and announcement that their HQ will be downtown, we wanted to take a look at how the Syndicate Fund helped EBTH with their Series A.

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    This Week in #StartupCincy – 8/31/2015

    ConnXus landed a big round, EBTH moved its headquarters and Chris Bergman defended #ChiliconValley. All this week in #StartupCincy If you’re having trouble viewing this Stackerdecks post: Click Here

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    A Big Solution for a Small Team

    Founded by Candice Peters and Amanda Kranias, Hello Parent is a mobile P2P application that connects parents to each other so they can organize events like play dates in a simple and orderly fashion. In 2014, Hello Parent was accepted into UpTech’s accelerator program and that’s when things started to move really fast for the […]

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    Union Hall – A Dynamic Center of Gravity for Entrepreneurs

    This is a transcript of Tom WIlliams’ speech from the Union Hall ribbon cutting where he laid out his vision for the future of the building and for Cincinnati.

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    LISNR’s Big Plans For The Future

    Rodney Williams and the LISNR team have big, ambitious goals for the future. And, he plans to accomplish all those goals right here in Cincinnati.

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    Startup Spotlight – Hirewheel

    Matt Lenahan, HireWheel CEO, talks about how his company helps homeowners find qualified contractors and about his experience as an entrepreneur.

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    Startup Spotlight – Ahalogy

    In October 2012, Ahalogy was founded with the goal to scale Pinterest marketing for brands and content creators across industries. Since then, Ahalogy has secured over $4 million in funding and was named Ohio’s fastest growing startup two years in a row. Michael Wohlschlaeger, co-founder and CEO of Ahalogy, is the man behind all of the technology and data […]

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    Startup Spotlight – MusicPlay Analytics

    Eron Bucciarelli-Tieger, Co-Founder and CEO of MusicPlay Analytics talks about how his company will change the way songwriters receive royalties.

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