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Founder Focus: Gene Powell of Seed Coworking and Spoke

Gene Powell is one of the Glass City's most energetic entrepreneurs and supporters. He is founder of Spoke, a digital marketing firm, and Seed Coworking, a coworking space in Downtown Toledo, and a sponsor of StartUp Toledo.

Bringing their talents to Ohio: entrepreneurs flock to the Buckeye State

In growing numbers, fresh-faced entrepreneurs are passing over the coasts and points in between and choosing Ohio to plant and nurture their startups. The state's dazzling array of come-hither accelerators, incubators and advocates make the choice a natural.

Erin O'Brien joins hiVelocity as Managing Editor

hiVelocity's new Managing Editor Erin O'Brien looks forward to uncovering Ohio's dynamic entrepreneurial spirit within these pages. The life-long Ohioan has the energy—as well as the experience—to go the distance and then some.

High school entrepreneurs reach for the stars with new businesses

Entrepreneurial programs across Ohio are opening doors for high school students, who are forging their own futures as well as Ohio's by turning their unsinkable energy and fresh ideas into real-world businesses.

Q & A with Jason Langdon, Cincinnati Mini-Maker Faire

Louisville had a fire-breathing pony. New York had 3-D printers and makerbots galore. Cincinnati Maker Faire Founder Jason Langdon looks forward to seeing what the local science, DIY and art community has to offer in the city's first all-ages, all-genres celebration of maker culture this October in Washington Park.

Big data spawns little shoots as startups spread across Ohio

Where the heck do you store a petabyte? What can mountains of healthcare data tell us about treating illness, and how do we mine them? With startups, small businesses and new collegiate fields of study, Ohio is tapping into the world of big data in small ways with solid -- and growing -- results.

Work in progress: Cleveland making strides to attract young talent

For those who don't already know, Cleveland is a place where culture, education, creativity and innovation flourishes affordably. At least, that's the message city boosters are trying to sell to mobile young professionals. According to who you ask, that strategy is either working, working slowly, or not working well at all.

Ohio's smaller communities innovate to retain and attract talent

Data shows Ohio's rural communities and smaller metros are hemorrhaging young adults -- a key to maintaining an entrepreneurial and civically engaged society. Despite the uphill battle, many smaller communities in Ohio are finding creative means to retain and attract young, talented workers.

Brain gain: Keeping fresh talent on home turf

From entrepreneurship competitions that offer prizes to top startups at Ohio colleges to an array of enticing resources that connect young talent to jobs, the Buckeye State is plugging up brain drain and turning it into brain gain.

hiVelocity seeks Managing Editor

hiVelocity is seeking a qualified journalist to serve as the publication's next Managing Editor. For more information, please view the job description.

User-friendly workshops bring high-tech maker world down to earth

If phrases like "circuit board" and "stereo inspection microscope" sound daunting, you're not alone. The tools of the high-tech maker trade can be über intimidating -- unless you live in Cleveland, where user-friendly places like TechCentral and Think[box] help normal folks to create.

Northeast Ohio riding the wave of a rising water-tech cluster

Once a national punchline, Northeast Ohio's waterways are now wellsprings of a burgeoning water technology industry that advocates believe will be paramount to the region's economic future.

On the rise: Ohio's smaller cities become hotbed for tech startups

With help from incubators, venture capitalists and nonprofits, Ohio's smaller cities -- including Dayton, Youngstown and Athens -- are fast becoming centers for new ideas and innovation outside of the big 3C cities.

The Rise of the Rest: It's not just Silicon Valley anymore, people

Has Silicon Valley jumped the shark? Ask many keen observers of technology communities from coast to coast, and they'll tell you that 2013 is prime time for startups to bloom in unexpected cities like Denver and Cleveland.

Q & A: Dave Karpinski, new VP of Operations at LEEDCo

As new VP of operations for the Lake Erie Energy Development Corp (LEEDCo), Dave Karpinski will guide the organization through the next phase in the process of building the nation’s first freshwater offshore wind project. With its first round of financing in tow, LEEDCo must now compete for a critical second infusion of funds against six other projects across the country.
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