Partner Advice

ECDI has a proven track record serving non-tech, “Main Street” businesses, often those deemed by traditional financial institutions as too risky to support. These...

Storytelling

Amy Kratzer's passion for women has manifested into a successful fashion brand and social enterprise called Girl Set Free. Located in The Madery maker space and...

As a kid, Michael Farrell wanted to be a rockstar like the glam rockers of the early 1980s. He and a group of friends started a...

Social Entrepreneurship

SocialVentures has selected five nonprofit organizations to participate in its third Nonprofit Catalyst Program. The 2018 cohort participants include: First English Lutheran Church, Freedom...

Announcements

Fifteen local organizations will advance their social missions through the SEA Change Accelerator this summer. The 14-week program works with idea-stage concepts to established organizations...

Coffee is roasted in one corner while candles are poured in another. Delicious smells waft from the kitchen where meals are assembled for delivery. Artisans...

Social enterprise accelerator SEA Change is now accepting applications for its 2018 cohort. Up to 15 startups will have the opportunity to incubate their...
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Crowdfunding Roundup

After a few slow months in the crowdfunding world, August sees a surge of new campaigns. From mead to fidget spinners, let's dive in: The...

Latest Articles

What local socially-conscious business do you admire? As social enterprises continue to make their mark on the Columbus community, The Metropreneur is once again...

Mt. Sterling-based prosthetics manufacturer WillowWood is expanding its portfolio. The business is bringing its presence to Columbus with WillowWorks, an early-stage investment company offering capital,...

Spring is proving a busy time for the startup and entrepreneurial community in Central Ohio. Funding dollars are rolling in for local companies as...

If you weren't already aware, there's massive growth underway at local startup Root Insurance. We spoke with founder and CEO Alex Timm in March...

Imagine this: you’re sitting at a bar with your friends when you notice the coaster your drink is on is...wait...is that a picture of...

Venture investment firm LOUD Capital is settling into its new office at 375 N. Front St. Its neighbor, Nationwide Arena, and the surrounding buildings bring...

I talk to a lot of employers. Not only clients, but I also present to groups of them, sit in roundtables with them, and...

Chances are, you’ve seen the recent headlines about how emerging technologies like cryptocurrency, blockchain and other developments have affected businesses both large and small....