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OSU's tech commercialization office is helping to create a brand new day for ohio's economy

Wake Up, Start Up! That's the name of a new monthly morning pitch series hosted by the Ohio State University's Technology Commercialization Office. The thing is, you've got to get up pretty early to be an innovator in today's high tech economy. Yet with the help of Central Ohio's leading entrepreneurs and brightest thinkers, OSU is not only waking up Ohio's new economy, it's helping to grow it, too.

you've got talent: new online platform simplifies fine arts college admissions process

Derek Brown and Don Hunter both know something about the value of acceptance. They excelled in the Honors-PLUS program at the Carl Lindner H. College of Business at the University of Cincinnati with the help of critical scholarships. Last year, they also launched an online platform that helps fine arts administrators and applicants to simplify the college admissions process. They're living proof that the entrepreneurial ecosystem is alive and well across Ohio.

OSU researching enzyme for use in biological attack

Ohio State University gets grant to research enzyme that could be used to protect humans in case of a biological attack.

Skull Menders

Imagine if a traumatic event like a car accident fundamentally changed its shape (like shooting victim Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords). That kind of trauma has both a physical and aesthetic affect on the victim, and it takes many delicate surgeries to restore a person’s looks and healthy brain functioning. A growing Cleveland area startup OsteoSymbionics is working to improve that process, by developing a range of skull implants designed to help those recovering from skull trauma. 

Vaporize Your Smoking Habit for the New Year

Quitting smoking just entered the digital age with the E-vapor ciggy. Is kicking the nasty habit one of your New Year's resolutions? This digital vaporizer may be just the tool you need.
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Columbus/Central Ohio Founders

Susan Testaguzza of LifeCubby

Susan Testaguzza of LifeCubby

City: Columbus

Susan Testaguzza is the founder of LifeCubby, a parenting tool for organizing and storing a child's comprehensive biography.

Michael Minnix of Eartha Limited

Michael Minnix of Eartha Limited

City: Columbus

Mike Minnix is starting a trend with his environmentally-friendly solution to restaurant waste. He isn't trying to be a trend setter, he's just trying to do what's right.

Philip Eggers, founder of CardiOx

Philip Eggers, founder of CardiOx

City: Columbus

Philip Eggers is the founder of CardiOx, a Dublin based startup that has developed a minimally invasive device that tests for heart defects.

Mike Figliuolo of thoughtLEADERS

Mike Figliuolo of thoughtLEADERS

City: Dublin

Mike Figliuolo is an entrepreneur and founder of thoughtLEADERS, a Dublin-based consulting firm of working practitioners who teach companies leadership methods as practiced by real-life, working business people.

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