Join Us as a “Prospective Investor”!

Trade ShowIntroduction to Entrepreneurship students have been working on some new ideas and will be hosting an “investor trade show” on April 21st between 2:30pm and 4:30pm on the 3rd floor of the Baker Center.

 

They would welcome the opportunity to pitch their ideas to YOU, so come see the ideas and take the role of a potential investor.

 

 

 


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Seven regional entrepreneurs, inventors receive 2013 Innovation Awards

Here’s a snippet of the Innovation Awards Gala, which recognized outstanding achievements across a variety of innovation disciplines.

Seven regional entrepreneurs and inventors have been named recipients of the 2013 Innovation Awards, which celebrate creativity and innovation in southeastern Ohio.

The awards were announced March 18 at Ohio University’s Baker Center Ballroom. TechGROWTH Ohio, a public/private partnership administered by the university’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, hosted the second annual event to recognize outstanding advances in business and technology in the region.

Forty-six individuals were finalists for the Innovation Awards, which were judged by panels of external reviewers.

Find out who the recipients were here.

View photos of the event here.

$25,000 in prizes to be awarded at Scripps Innovation Challenge Pitch Day

Join the Scripps College and our Scripps Innovation Challenge finalists for Pitch Day, a “Shark-Tank”-like experience where judges will select the winners of our $20,000 in prizes. Students from across the university have created business solutions to media industry challenges and will be presenting 5-minute pitches of their ideas, answering questions by the judges and…hopefully…carting off the big check!

This year, Scripps added an additional $5,000 prize for the team that best addresses diverse audiences — underserved or underrepresented communities.

So swing by Baker for a day of creativity and innovation on April 21. Students, faculty and the public are invited to attend and participate in the reception that follows. Or watch the event livestreamed here.

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JobsOhio president visits OU to “keep businesses we have, help them expand, and bring new business here”

According to John Minor, president and chief investment officer of JobsOhio, Ohio University’s integrated efforts toward economic development align well with the approach of JobsOhio.

JobsOhioOn March 20, Minor and John Molinaro, president of the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth, visited Ohio University’s Athens campus, meeting with President Roderick J. McDavis, Steven Golding, vice president for finance and administration, and leadership from the College of Business, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Innovation Center, TechGROWTH Ohio, Edison Biotechnology Institute, Technology Transfer Office, Ohio Small Business Development Center, and Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

Minor pointed to the cooperation of Ohio University’s College of Business, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, university funded programs, and community outreach that combine to create an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and job creation in Southeast Ohio.

“At our core, JobsOhio was created to keep businesses we have, help them expand, and bring new business here,” said Minor. “As we’re putting our strategy together, integration will be key. We want to take (the model) state-wide.”

McDavis referenced the economic impact Ohio University, with six campuses, has on the state. “Ohio University deeply values the role we play in supporting regional economic growth. Our impact is documented in our recent Economic Impact Report, which credits Ohio University for $1.5 billion in economic impact on the state of Ohio in 2012,” he said. “Bringing John to our campus was an opportunity to share what we’re doing and learn how we can continue to increase our positive impact on the state.”

Going forward, Ohio University will work closely with JobsOhio and the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth to coordinate strategy with other regional entities ensuring the most efficient use of resources.

“No matter what stage of development a business is in, we provide services and capital for growth,” said Lynn Gellermann, executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, a partnership between the College of Business and the Voinovich School. “We support everything from students with great ideas to inventors looking to commercialize technology to large corporations. Our goal is to create business and economic growth here in Southeast Ohio.”

 

Originally posted in the Athens Messenger.


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Imgur, founded by OU alumnus Alan Schaaf, Raises $40 Million

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Alan Schaaf at February’s #OUreddit event, at which he was a guest speaker

Imgur (pronounced “image-er”) announced last Thursday that it raised $40 million from Andreessen Horowitz, which is a far, far cry from what Schaaf started with when he founded the image-sharing site back in 2009 as a tool for uploading images to Reddit.

The only money I’ve ever invested personally into the service was the $7 for the initial domain name.

Guess who else contributed some money?

Reddit!

Reddit, who’s founder–Alexis Ohanian–brought Schaaf with him to Ohio University’s #OUreddit event in February, “was instrumental in bolstering the site’s early traction”.

“We know those guys at Reddit, we’ve played board games with them, Settlers of Catan. But to have a real partnership on paper now is great,” says Schaaf.

In The News

Imgur’s recent funding has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Mashable.


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New Startup Support Opportunity from Scripps Howard Foundation

Scripps is supporting media-oriented startup through Brandery fellowship.

Nationally ranked startup accelerator The Brandery is seeking media-oriented startup companies from around the country to apply for The E.W. Scripps Co. Fellowship.

The Scripps Fellowship is available to one of the 10 companies selected to participate in the four-month Brandery accelerator program. The Scripps Fellowship provides an additional stipend, access to Scripps executives, media industry expertise and additional pitch opportunities. The fellowship stipend is funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation.

Eligible tech startup will receive additional stipend, mentoring and access to Scripps executives.

View Scripps Seeking Media Startups for Brandery Fellowship Below

Download Document: Scripps Seeking Media Startups for Brandery Fellowship Below

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