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NW Ohio startup Innerapps is the latest to reach global market

Northwest Ohio's startup scene is ready for your radar. The region is home to numerous ventures, including InnerApps, which is marketing its identity access platform in the rapidly emerging market for Cloud services.

Columbus native sells Pushpins app to retail giant for millions

Ohio State University graduate Peter Michaelidis developed his idea for Pushpins while studying at Harvard University. He now returns to OSU as a guest lecturer to share his experiences creating a venture-backed company.

Come to the table: Black design pros diversify Cincinnati's creative class

Cincinnati and its corporate giants attract designers from across the globe, but the minority gap still looms large. Read how local black design professionals have adjusted and adapted while working to recruit and retain their peers.

Hot renewable energy projects catapult ohio into the future

Wind farm? Check. Biogas facilities that turn waste into fuel? Check. Thanks to state legislation requiring renewables, alt energy projects are popping up across Ohio, creating jobs and powering our economy.

Fuel cells can be a catalyst powering state's economy

As the nation searches for clean energy sources that depend less on fossil fuels and more on advanced and alternative energy, Ohio is steadily becoming an epicenter for cutting edge fuel cell technology.

Former P&G employees find welcome in local startup scene

A growing number of former Procter and Gamble employees are branching out from the Ivory Towers and starting their own businesses, using the training and experience they gained at the brand-creating giant while pursuing their own entrepreneurial dreams.

From skulls to jet engine parts, 3D printing is taking off in Ohio

Ohio is becoming ground zero for an expected renaissance of "printing" three-dimensional solid objects from computer models within manufacturing. A $70 million public-private pilot institute to promote the technology has been launched in Youngstown, while Columbus boasts one of the nation's largest enthusiast groups for 3D printing.

Ohio companies find opportunity in sustainable, bio-based products

From bio-based milk cartons to asphalt, the Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center at the Ohio State University has helped companies across the state to develop products from bio-based materials. Now the Center is playing a role in its biggest project yet, a $300M biorefinery that could power over 30,000 homes.

entrepreneurs put cincy on the map for health care innovation

Cincinnati's thriving, bench-to-bedside health care ecosystem has nourished the success of many prominent startups, among them AtriCure, Blue Ash Therapeutics and AssureRx Health. These firms are growing the city's startup community, creating jobs and fostering the success of the entire region.

open innovation can help ohio companies to achieve success

In today's world of widely distributed knowledge, companies can no longer afford to rely entirely on their own research. Many large companies are now using open innovation, or the adoption of external ideas and processes, to help solve business problems. Now, with the aid of a new program, help is available to assist middle market companies in adopting open innovation practices, as well.

ohio-based innovators have some app-solutely good ideas for a crowded market

Every budding app developer wants to create an overnight success, yet in a saturated market, it's increasingly hard to for them to stand out and get noticed. Still, the longshot odds haven't stopped several industrious Ohioans from taking a whack at the crowded app space -- including our youngest entrepreneur, who is only seven years old.

app-y holidays from hiVelocity

We hope you enjoy this issue of hiVelocity. After this week, we'll be taking some time off to celebrate the season with family and friends. We'll return on January 3rd will a new issue packed with exciting stories. Stay tuned!

cincinnati entrepreneur wants to help hatch ideas at the bird haus

Match passionate locals, creative entreprenuers and a petite force of nature known as Cat Amaro and you get The Bird Haus, a migratory classroom where learning is fun, fascinating and, yes, cheap.

help wanted: high-skilled immigrants needed to fill open positions

To succeed as a region, Cleveland needs hungry, highly skilled immigrants willing to risk it all for a chance to build their dreams. With an estimated 30,000 open positions in high-skill industries in the region, the time is now to market Cleveland as a place friendly to outsiders. Fortunately, Radhika Reddy and others are on top of it.

innov8forhealth helps accelerate healthcare startups in cincinnati

Whether they are helping hospitals to manage access to private health information or creating a game that helps kids to zap away their health care fears, health care startups are growing in Cincinnati. Innov8forhealth, an accelerator now in its second year, is helping budding entrepreneurs to rapidly vet and commercialize their ideas.
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