Entrepreneurship Pitching

Don’t Bury The Lead

<p class="">An effective pitch deck is an important tool for founders looking to raise investment for their startup. The challenge many founders face is that they aren’t great storytellers and they don’t know what to focus on in their pitch decks, so the lead often gets buried.</p><p class="">Besides burying the lead, you must also avoid your pitch deck becoming stagnant. It’s not uncommon to see pitch decks that are completely outdated compared to what the founder is publishing on their website or presenting Read More

Entrepreneurship Venture Capital

Rev1 Ventures Launches $10MM Pre-Seed Fund with OSU & Ohio

<p class="">Today, <a href="http://www.rev1ventures.com/"><span style="text-decoration:underline">Rev1 Ventures</span></a>, the startup studio that combines capital and strategic services to help startups scale and corporates innovate, is launching Future Value Fund I (FVF), a new $10MM for-profit investment fund focused on building the Central Ohio startup ecosystem. The Fund is the company’s most significant pre-seed fund to date and the largest pre-seed stage fund in Columbus history. The Ohio State University joins Rev1 to invest Read More

Entrepreneurship Founder

The Best Founders Are The Unintentional Ones

<p class="">by <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryangfrederick/">Ryan Frederick</a> of <a href="https://www.awh.net">AWH</a></p><p class="">Now that we have a startup industry and successful founders are business icons and cultural celebrities, being a founder is of interest to more people. The problem is the best and most successful founders never intended to do so.</p><p class="">I’ve had the Read More

Fundraising Venture Capital

Nationwide Doubles Down Expanding Investment Fund to $350M

<p class=""><a href="https://www.nationwide.com/cps/nw-ventures.html">Nationwide</a> is expanding its investment fund that targets high-growth startups products, services, and technology that can benefit Nationwide customers. Nationwide’s original $100 million fund drew interest from startups looking to partner with Nationwide not only for capital but access to customers, expertise, and its Fortune 100 brand recognition.</p>Read More

Fundraising Venture Capital

Cincy Startup Resquared Lands Investment From Y Combinator

<p class="">Written by <a href="https://linkedin.com/in/elio-harmon-ba4a8747">Elio Harmon</a> of <a href="https://www.614startups.com">614Startups</a></p><p class="">Cincinnati-based startup <a href="https://www.re2.ai/">Resquared</a> is joining the Winter 2021 batch of the venerable Silicon Valley seed money startup accelerator <a href="https://www.ycombinator.com/">Y Combinator</a>. With a list of unicorns like Read More

Our Story

The Saga Continues

<p class="">It’s 10pm Monday night and I am fried. I just finished taking my daughter’s braids out and her mom has taken over to do her hair for school. I should go to bed but I can’t. I have a full day of work ahead of me at National Church Residences, this week’s episode with Naveed Iqbal of Dolr is in post-production, I have to send show notes to Ski for next week’s episode with Sam Baddoo of Fleri, I just read Module 1 and have assignments due for my ENG205 Read More


Hot Job: Director of Demand Generation

<p class="">Loop is looking for an ambitious, driven, creative, metrics-driven Director of Demand Generation to lead our growth strategy into 2021 and beyond. You’ll be responsible for the creation and execution of programs that drive opportunities through the funnel to the sales team while managing a team of growth marketers.</p>Read More

Entrepreneurship Founder

Keeping up with the IPO Jones

<p class="">by <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryangfrederick/" target="" rel="noopener">Ryan Frederick </a>of <a href="https://www.awh.net" target="" rel="noopener">AWH</a></p><p class="">Professional jealousy is powerful. We want the title, money, power and perceived respect that go along with those things. People climb ladders and play corporate politics to advance ahead of others. Some companies foster a super competitive environment Read More


Innovation of the Week: Printerless Returns by Loop

<p class="">Innovation of the Week: Printerless Returns by Loop</p><p class="">30% of customers don’t have a printer. Now, customers can ship products with a QR code sent straight to their phone. It's super cool – and just launched today.<br><br>Check out the video and you can learn more here: <a href="https://hubs.ly/H0DjKF00" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>https://hubs.ly/H0DjKF00</strong></a&Read More