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Q&A with EPIC Ventures on VNDLY Investment

In July, a Cincinnati startup co-founded by a former digital executive at Kroger made waves through local media after announcing its first, significant funding round. The round was funded locally by Vine Street Ventures, but funding round was lead by Bowery Capital out of New York and received additional funding from EPIC Ventures in Salt Lake City. In his …

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Guest Post | A Q&A about M25 Group’s startup rankings

Following a deluge of interest on a pair of studies on startup cities in the Midwest this week, we decided to reach out to one of the study operators to talk a little bit more about their meaning, StartupCincy’s position and all the things in between. (For those unfamiliar, Cincinnati ranked fifth in both reports.) Read more: What’s …

What’s in the numbers behind Cincy’s startup rankings?

This week, two separate reports analyzing startup activity in the Midwest ranked Cincinnati in top-five slots, but also provided deep insights how cities are placed on such reports. Crunchbase, a leading online platform used to discover innovative companies, released its first report on Aug. 1 to determine the “best startup cities” that call the Midwest …

Miami president testifies on Capitol Hill, cites Cintrifuse

Miami University President Greg Crawford says universities must encourage more entrepreneurial business experience for students despite a national decline in entrepreneurship. On July 19, Crawford delivered a testimony to the House Small Business Committee that detailed not only higher education’s role in entrepreneurial training, but also the steps that Miami University and southwestern Ohio has …

‘Monetizrs’ pack up fond StartupCincy memories, head to Techstars

Martins Bratuskins wasted very little time embracing StartupCincy. The 26-year-old entrepreneur from Latvia lights up like a firecracker the second you ask him about his time in Greater Cincinnati. It’s a spectacle of fun memories, good friends and a community he genuinely calls “home.” But it wasn’t always this way. Martins never held any ill-will …

StartupCincy accelerator grads heading to Techstars

A pair of StartupCincy startups, graduates from two spring accelerator classes, have been accepted into the Techstars Worldwide Network. The Monetizr and Arajoy, startups from UpTech’s fifth and OCEAN’s third classes, respectively, are on their way to summer/fall sessions at two of Techstars’ network of accelerators. The Monetizr, a startup that focuses on in-game monetization …

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