The State of the Columbus Startup Community

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Startup communities across the Midwest are exploding — especially in Columbus.

We’re partnering with Columbus’ tech leaders to share the secrets behind this rapidly growing startup community + showcase amazing job opportunities.

  • Why are remote workers choosing Columbus?
  • What startup opportunities are there for engineers?
  • Why are companies choosing Columbus for their second HQ?
  • Where is Columbus headed as a tech ecosystem?

On October 12th, join us for the inaugural State of the Columbus Startup Community virtual event and career fair, presented by OhioX, One Columbus, Drive Capital, TechLife Columbus, Pride Fund 1 and Ohio Impact Fund. RSVP now.


2 PM (EST) – Welcome

OhioX president, Chris Berry, will kick off the afternoon of panel discussions, fireside chats, and more.

2:05 PM (EST): Keynote

Keynote speaker to be announced — stay tuned!

2:20 PM (EST): Life in Columbus

Columbus is exploding as a startup city. Why? One reason is that it’s a great place to live. We’re diving into the best neighborhoods, hangout spots, places to eat and more. Speakers include:

2:50 PM (EST): Columbus Tech

We’re diving into what’s making the Columbus startup scene take off. VC funding, entrepreneurial communities, industry strengths, why companies are choosing to Columbus as the city for their second HQs… Hear about all of this from top Columbus startup leaders:

3:30 PM (EST): Behind the Scenes at Top Columbus Companies

What’s it like to work at a top startup in Columbus? Hear directly from leaders at top companies like RootFinite State, and Olive about what it’s like to work there. Ask questions and get an exclusive look. This session will be moderated by Elio Harmon, founder of 614Startups.

4 – 5 PM (EST): Columbus Startup and Tech Virtual Career Fair

Chat directly with hiring managers and apply for hundreds of jobs at the virtual career fair. 

Looking for talent in the Columbus area? Learn more about attending the career fair as an employer and sign up here.

This event is part of the Road Trip With Purpose, our virtual tour of the Midwest’s rising startup cities. Want to stay up to date on where we’re headed next? Subscribe to our newsletter. 


About Elio Harmon

Elio Harmon

Husband, father, and entrepreneur. Chief Coffee Officer @ Entrepreneur’s Brew. Panel moderator. Community Builder and Strategic Director @ National Church Residences.

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