S4E8 – Mike Nemeth, Emblem Athletic

<p class="" style="white-space:pre-wrap;">On this episode, Elio interviews Mike Nemeth, Founder of Emblem Athletic. Emblem Athletic is a fully custom athletic apparel provider. Mike shares his journey from West Point cadet to startup founder and the ups and downs in between. Enjoy!</p>Read More

Entrepreneurship Podcast

S4E7 – Cory Bailey, SecurSpace

<p class="" style="white-space:pre-wrap;">On this episode, Elio interviews Cory Bailey, Co-Founder of SecurSpace. SecurSpace is an online marketplace that connects companies looking for parking and storage options to those with excess capacity. Cory shares his story of how we went from politics to business and why SecurSpace is poised to be a leader in the parking and storage industry while becoming a trucker's best friend. </p>Read More

Venture Capital

Why the Midwest is an Attractive Place for Startups and

<p style="text-align:center;" class=""><strong>Why the Midwest is an Attractive Place for Startups and Venture Capital</strong></p><p class="">This is part 2 in a series of posts I'm doing on the state of VC and startups in the Midwest. The first part was a topical introductory piece entitled<em> </em><a href="https://twoclarify.com/the-transformative-power-of-venture-capital-for-startups-and-the-midwest/">The Transformative Power of Venture Capital for Startups and the Midwest</a>. Since then, Read More

Founder Fundraising Pitching

Meet Pioneer

<p class="" style="white-space:pre-wrap;"><strong>Meet Pioneer </strong></p><p class="" style="white-space:pre-wrap;"><a href="https://pioneer.app/">Pioneer</a> is a fully remote accelerator designed to fund projects started by unconventional people around the world. </p>Read More

Venture Capital

The Transformative Power of Venture Capital for Startups and the

<p style="text-align:center;white-space:pre-wrap;" class=""><strong>The Transformative Power of Venture Capital for Startups and the Midwest</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;white-space:pre-wrap;" class=""><em>Originally published at </em><a href="https://twoclarify.com/the-transformative-power-of-venture-capital-for-startups-and-the-midwest/"><em>https://twoclarify.com</em></a><em> on October 30, 2019.</em></p><p class="" style="white-space:pre-wrap;"&Read More


S4E6 – Flavio Lobato, Ikove Capital

<p class="" style="white-space:pre-wrap;">On this episode, Elio interviews Flavio Lobato, Co-Founder of Ikove Capital. Ikove Capital is is a venture development company founded to pursue early-stage investments with an emphasis on technology commercialization. Through its proprietary Startup Nursery, in partnership with multiple U.S. research institutions, Ikove identifies and validates developing high-impact technologies, providing capital and commercialization resources to bridge the gap between R&D and VC funded rounds. Flavio shares his journey from Harvard to funding and co-founding technology startups on the cutting edge of their respective industries.</p&Read More


S4E5 – Kathryn Dougherty, Spritz Sparkling Tea

<p class="" style="white-space:pre-wrap;">On this episode, Elio interviews Kathryn Dougherty, Founder of Spritz Sparkling Tea. In addition to creating delicious beverages that can be enjoyed on their own or as part of your favorite cocktail, Spirtz is committed to supporting females as they pursue their ambitions. The company donates 1% of sales to support female-focused local non-profits. Kathryn shares her path from the corporate world to starting a beverage company without any prior industry experience. Enjoy! </p>Read More

News Tech

Cognovi Labs Launches Event Impact App on Bloomberg’s App Portal

<p class="" style="white-space:pre-wrap;"><strong><em>New Cognovi App brings consumer insights to the financial sector</em></strong></p><p class="" style="white-space:pre-wrap;"><strong>COLUMBUS, OH and NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / November 26, 2019 / </strong>Cognovi Labs, a market leader in Emotion Artificial Intelligence, and Bloomberg announced today the launch of a new Event Impact App on the <a href="https://pr.report/cHvu7ekZ" target="_blank" Read More


Research Institutions and Startups: Basics of Spinning Out New Companies

<p class="" style="white-space:pre-wrap;">Hundreds of billions of dollars are spent on research each year at federal labs, universities and research hospitals. Often this research leads to the creation of valuable intellectual property assets (e.g., patents) that may be licensed to existing companies or new startups to commercialize the underlying technology. The National Science Foundation established the I-Corps program to educate academic researchers on the process of translating their research into commercial products, and universities are increasingly setting up incubators and venture funds to stimulate technology commercialization.</p>Read More


Columbus Startup Ryze Rewards Turns Everyday Spending Into Seamless Student

<p class="" style="white-space:pre-wrap;"><strong>Columbus, Ohio / September 9th 2019</strong> - Students and recent grads often have a lot of things they need to spend money on. Things like furniture for their dorms or apartments, professional clothes for interviews and first jobs, and laptops for class or work. Also more often than not, these same students and graduates are taking on more student loan debt than any other generation in history. For these folks, there’s now an app that turns your everyday spending on clothes, smartwatches, and mattresses Read More