Weekly News Roundup: Tech Startups, Columbus 2020!, Crowdfunding & More

One list, 75 Tech Startups in Central Ohio

TechLife Ohio has published a list of 75 technology firms, their principals, and their URLs to highlight the local tech community’s newest members and rising stars.

The list, compiled by TechLife Columbus Founder Ben Blanquera, mainly features tech startups, but also includes 10 to 15 companies that are beyond the startup phase and making healthy profits.

Such “emerging companies” are important for Central Ohio’s tech community as a whole, Blanquera says, because their success leads to more investment in their peer companies.

When reading the list, “Ask yourself, ‘Is there an opportunity to buy from any of these companies?’ And if so, call and learn,” he says, as purchases are another form of investment.

The list can be found at TechLifeOhio.com/blogs/75-startup-companies-columbus.

Think a company should be added to the list? Email Ben Blanquera at techlifeohio@gmail.com.

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