Weekly News Roundup: Entrepreneurs to Watch, Ohio on Inc. 500 & More

Columbus Alive’s “People to Watch 2010” features several entrepreneurs, including Brady Konya and Ryan Lang, Mike Minnix,  Timothy Wolf  Starr, Bethia Woolf, and Jacob Wooten. [Read More]

If the Inc. 500 is any indication, Central Ohio is a hotbed for entrepreneurial  activity in the Buckeye State. Of the seven Ohio businesses that made the annual list of the fastest growing private companies in America, two −InsuranceAgents.com and Mission Essential Personnel− are located in Columbus and one −People To My Site−  is located in Gahanna. [Read More]

MidwestNext, a blog founded by Dublin, Ohio native Brian Zuercher, has only one mission– to cultivate the startup and technology community in Central Ohio and the Midwest. [Read More]

Upcoming Events:

The village of New Albany and TechColumbus are hosting an after hours networking mixer at Landon’s Corners in New Albany on Sept. 16.  The free event is open to current and future entrepreneurs, government officials, community leaders, and resource providers. [Read More]

The Ohio Treasurer’s Office, the Small Business Administration, the Ohio Governor’s Office, and the Department of Development are hosting a free conference, titled “Women and Money: Business Edition,” to help owners who have been in business for at least three years. The conference will be held Sept. 21. [Read More]

The Dublin Entrepreneurial Center is hosting an interactive workshop, titled “Building Small Business Value through Sustainability,” where attendees will learn how existing small businesses are leveraging sustainability to drive innovation and create lasting value. The workshop will be held Sept. 27. [Read More]

SCORE, The Small Business Association, the Ohio Department of Development, the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and TechColumbus are hosting “Women Winning Contracts” at TechColumbus on Sept. 28. The event is intended to help woman-owned businesses procure government contracts. [Read More]

The Dublin Entrepreneurial Center is hosting  “10 Legal Tips For A Successful Start Up” on Oct.14. Four Schottenstein Zox & Dunn attorneys will be on hand to provide practical guidance for navigating the 10 most common legal issues any startup business will face. [Read More]