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    FounderCon and the Future of StartupCincy

    This post originally appeared on Tim Schigel’s blog If Then Riff. To see the original post, click here. On September 21st, we had a big week with the Cintrifuse Syndicate Fund Annual Meeting. As many of you know, this meeting would be my last as Fund Manager. I couldn’t help but to sit back and […]

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    10 Tips on How to Take Advantage of #StartupCincy

    This is a guest post by Anthony Breen “How did you get involved in the Cincinnati start-up community?” #StartupCincy is a collaborative community that fosters entrepreneurial success, while maintaining a competitive atmosphere. Like most entrepreneurs, I get asked this question all the time. Just a few years ago I was asking myself the same thing […]

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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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    Pick A Stack, Any Stack

    This is a guest post by Eric Fulkert. Every sector has a “tastes great, less filling” argument. PC vs Mac. For startups, tech stacks fall into this category. Tech stack discussions drive quiet people into a bloodthirsty rage. Everyone seems to have an idea on the tech stack they love. Anyone in the startup world […]

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    Unicorn Employees Don’t Exist

    This is a guest post by Eric Fulkert. In the startup sector, we have two types of unicorns. The first is a company that manages to raise money at a billion dollar plus valuation. The second unicorn is the unicorn hire. Unicorn hires are mythological job descriptions for individuals that don’t exist. I see the […]

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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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    How Your Startup Will Die

    Why do startups fail? This question is almost the “tastes great, less filling” conversation of the startup scene. Startups fail. We know this from watching big rounds go nowhere and accelerator graduates never cross the valley of death. (The valley of death is between Seed and Series A. Most people never make it.) When a […]

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    #StartupCincy Goes to Silicon Valley, Cincy Tech Raises New Fund – This Week in #StartupCincy

    #StartupCincy hit the road this week. Startups and local investors took a trip to Silicon Valley to share ideas and pitch potential investors. We’ll have to wait to hear all the good things that came of the visit but judging from the Twitter feed it was a more than productive trip. CincyTech also announced it […]

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    Bootstraping A Large Digital Footprint

    I’m lucky enough to be part of the Cintrifuse advisor network. As an advisor, I work with earlier stage startups. I love the chaos, creativity, and passion I see in people at this stage. The hard part as an advisor is helping people focus on the few things that matter. So what matters? For early stage […]

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    Stop Asking for Money and Focus on Customers

    I hear lots of questions from lots of startups. The hardest question everyone has is the same. “How do I raise money?” Almost all startups need to raise money. We measure startups in the amount of money they raise, and at what valuation. We hear about funds being raised and opened to invest in startups. […]

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    The Arts Meet Tech – #StartupCincy’s First Arts Hackathon

    It was a busy weekend here at Union Hall. We saw Cincinnati’s first ever arts hackathon. And it was amazing. Over 100 people and 11 teams all got to hack their way through challenges presented by Cincinnati’s arts organizations. Things got kicked off Friday night when the individual arts organizations pitched their challenges to the […]

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    Travel Notes Aquired – CompleteSet Raises Second Round of Funding: This Week in #StartupCincy

    There was good news for UpTech graduate Travel Notes this week. The company announced it was acquired by Silicon Valley based Travel Notes is an app that communicates users’ travel plans to financial institutions to prevent credit cards from being declined abroad. To read more check out Andy Brownfield’s write up in the Courier. […]

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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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    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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    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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    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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