Weekly News Roundup: TechStart Funds 14 Companies & More

The Central Ohio Hub for Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Energy Storage aims to position Columbus and Central Ohio as a global leader in advanced energy storage research, commercialization and manufacturing. [Read More]

Tom Van Cleef, managing director at Shine On Solar Solutions LLC, is a “Business Person you Should Know,” according to Strategy Rules. [Read More]

In fiscal year 2010, Central Ohio startups received more than $1.5 million in TechStart funding to help accelerate their growth and achieve the next level of business development. [Read More]

Sales and marketing database company NetProspex has released its “Top 50 Social Media Report,” which, among other findings, ranks the top 50 “most social” cities in the country and Columbus came in at no. 17. [Read More]

Upcoming Events:

INCREASE Community Development Corp. is hosting “Becoming a Guerilla Entrepreneur” today. Curtland Caffey, of the National CEO Leadership Institute, is the guest speaker. [Read More]

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

tekOrange and Bizresearch are hosting a two-hour presentation, titled “Social Media Basics for Business,” on Friday. Attendees will learn how social media can drive additional prospects to a website and techniques for tracking each channel’s conversation effectiveness. [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]

Those interested in showcasing their business and networking with other professionals can now register to be a Grow Your Business Expo exhibitor. The expo will be held Sept. 30 at the Aladdin Shrine Center. [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]

Eric Ralph, creator of YourMilton.com, is the featured guest at the Fisher Entrepreneurship Association Speaker Series event on Oct. 25. [Read More]