Business Profiles

Business Profiles

Profiles of local small businesses and entrepreneurs.

It has been a big summer for mobile businesses - Barroluco, Yarnbyrds, Happy Boutique Truck and Wooden Shoe Coffee are in various states of launch - and joining their ranks is another first-of-its-kind truck: the "Juice Emergency" from Vitality...
Two friends are out to create an oasis for the health-minded Columbus consumer. Native Cold Pressed will open their Short-North doors to serve raw, organic cold pressed juices. Co-Owners Nicole Salvo and Erin Thacker are gearing up for a February...
The 10X Startup Accelerator is developing its fourth group of entrepreneurs. Since 2011, the accelerator is bringing together various community groups to create an unparalleled mentorship network for startups. During the 10-week program, entrepreneurs learn the ins and outs...
Finding a niche for his services in the area, Colin Sand opened Buckeye Laptop in the center of downtown Columbus. Sand has always had an interest in computers coupled with an entrepreneurial spirit, so when he fell in love...
It's a familiar story− a young professional bored with their current job decides to go into business for themself. However, the way Brett Ruland went about choosing his entrepreneurial path is a bit unusual. He filled up a piece of...
Billion looks to take on massive world problems one snowballed, crowdfunded donation at a time. The competitive crowdfunding platform created by a group of college students and recent graduates gamifies the process of giving. Billion Founder Eileen Guan came up...
New app SOLD is testing its users' patience, but not in the way you might expect. The gamified shopping experience sees how long its target audience of millennial moms can hold out before clicking 'buy' on a one-and-done item...
Launch Labs has seen many ups, downs and projects come into their orbit, but the story of the “maker meets startup studio” begins with 12-year-old best friends Andrew Lien and Scott Scherpenberg. A sign of things to come, the pre-teens took...

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