Five Females Identify Barriers & Enablers to Success in Entrepreneurship: What Are They?

Last week we hosted an extremely well-attended webinar on “Empowering Female Founders“. Our panel of experts – four local female startup leaders was moderated by Senior Director Scouting & Partnerships P&G Ventures, Betsy Bluestone – hit on highly relevant topics including the challenge of securing pilots with large enterprises. Panelists included Kirsten Moorefield, Co-Founder of …

Cintrifuse Announces New Managing Director of $115M Syndicate Fund

Oleg Kaganovich Will Steer Cintrifuse Fund III Strategy & Focus Cintrifuse welcomed Oleg Kaganovich as Managing Director of its $115M Syndicate Fund that invests in early-stage venture capital firms and extraordinary founders to build the next generation of disruptive Midwestern companies. The Cincinnati Business Courier covered the story here. Kaganovich brings a mix of experience …

Cintrifuse Syndicate Fund Invests in Refinery Ventures as Cincinnati Startup Ecosystem Builds Momentum

Cintrifuse Fund Investment Provides Institutional Support for Cincinnati-based Ventures With High-Growth Potential. The Cintrifuse Syndicate Fund today announced an investment in Cincinnati-based Refinery Ventures. The Cincinnati Business Courier covered the story here. Refinery Ventures is an early-scale venture capital firm focusing on information technology, human capital, digital health, media and marketing. This investment will continue …

From Co-Working Bumps to Remote “Side Hustles”

Cintrifuse Reflects on 2020, Looks Ahead to 2021 Our Cintrifuse team members reflect on a year of unprecedented disruption and a future of bold possibilities. Thank you for supporting our mission, our community, our OTR neighborhood, and our ambition to be a leading startup hub and center of inclusive entrepreneurship. Pete Blackshaw, CEO A Year …

Talking Equity Crowdfunding with Marvin Arbinica of Wunderfund

Marvin Abrinica is not alone in starting his career at Procter & Gamble. But since leaving in 2015, he has had an incredible breadth of experiences – founding a branding firm, Esoteric Brewing Co – an Asian and Black-owned brewery, and Wunderfund, an equity crowd investing platform. Raising capital is always a topic of interest …

We Need a National STARTUP-SKILLING Program Now! – U.S. House Committee Testimony

Long-Lasting Solutions for a Small Business Recovery   This week, Cintrifuse CEO, Pete Blackshaw shared testimony with the House Committee on Small Business on the topic of Long-Lasting Solutions for a Small Business Recovery. To┬áprepare for our post-outbreak job market, he argued, we need to help American small business owners prepare themselves and their employees …

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