Event Reviews

Event Reviews

Reviews and coverage of local small business events.

The Columbus Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting Thursday morning at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The theme of the 2016 event was Pivot - something the Chamber has done much of itself over the last few months. A champion for...
Thursday, March 26 marked the first edition of Startup Storytellers. The biannual event series, organized by CivicHacks Columbus and sponsored by CleanTurn, builds an ecosystem for startups and advocates to share stories and foster support. Three entrepreneurs took the stage accompanied...
Wakeup Startup is a monthly event held at the OSU Technology Commercialization Office in the South Campus Gateway, where three startups pitch their business concepts in 10 minutes or less, a panel of judges provide feedback, and the audience...
The sixth annual Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship Summit brought social entrepreneurs from Columbus and across the globe together to discuss this emerging industry on Saturday, February 28. Seven entrepreneurs shared stories of their ventures, while also taking a look...
While it may seem like Columbus is teeming with startups and small businesses, statistics say otherwise. Out of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., Columbus ranks 80th in percentage of all employers that are small, 82nd in percentage...
Note: This is the second half of a two-part article. CLICK HERE to jump back to Part 1 at ColumbusUnderground.com Bill LaFayette of Regionomics brings an economist’s precision to his assessment of the small business climate in Columbus, and he...
ECDI is using their PRIME grant from the Small Businesses Administration to fund new program Tech Savvy. The multi-tiered program awards entrepreneurs with funds for technology-related business purchases. More than just a scholarship, ECDI will put their full range...
This morning, Pelotonia CEO and President Doug Ulman was the featured guest speaker for the first Conscious Business event, a new series offered by Storyforge, A Purpose Agency. The event promised ideas for business owners and leaders to grow...

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