Cintrifuse has been in our new home at 1311 Vine Street for a little over a week now. This Monday, however, we officially opened the doors to Union Hall and cut the ribbon. In front of #StartupCincy entreprenuers and leaders from Cincinnati’s business community, Wendy Lea, Mayor Cranley, Mel Healey and Tom Williams introduced Cincinnati to its new innovation hub.
The Physical Manifestation of #StartupCincy
Wendy Lea, Cintrifuse CEO, kicked things off Monday. She set the stage for the importance of Union Hall as Cincinnati’s Innovation Hub. Wendy also reinforced the importance of working together to create Greater Cincinnati’s new tech and tech-enabled economy.
The Story of Cincinnati is a Story of Entrepreneurship
From Carl Lindner Jr. to Richard Farmer, our city’s history has been one of entrepreneurship. John Cranley, Mayor of Cincinnati, reinforced the importance of entrepreneurship for our future and the importance of Union Hall as a place for entrepreneurs in Cincinnati.
Every City Needs a Heartbeat
Mel Healey, former Board Chair of 3CDC, spoke next about how important it is for cities to have a heartbeat and how Union Hall will be a major part of Cincinnati’s cultural and business heartbeat. She also spoke about the opening of Union Hall as a “beachhead” moment that will allow Over-The-Rhine to attract more talent and more investment for Cincinnati.
Turbo Charging #StartupCincy
Tom Williams, President of North American Properties, spoke last and reinforced the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship for Cincinnati’s future and reaffirmed the Cincinnati business community’s commitment to #StartupCincy and to innovation.
We want to thank everyone who made Union Hall possible. We are all excited to see what the future has in store now that we have a hub where entrepreneurs and innovators can congregate, work and share ideas.