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Kathryne Gardette and Baba Charles Miller

On The Ground: Old businesses and new tell economic story of Walnut Hills

In its heyday, Walnut Hills was thriving as a diverse, mixed-income community. After decades of dwindling investment, the community has created a united front to bring the neighborhood back to viability while honoring the diverse heritage of its people and economy.  


Water tech accelerator draws national attention

Pipeline H2O, a new water technology accelerator program, and Confluence, a water technology innovation cluster, are drawing a national and international spotlight to the region's water assets while also working to attract new water-focused innovators and businesses to the region.


How affordable artist housing can help cultural communities "celebrate themselves"

Artspace's long history of working with culturally distinct communities in the development of affordable artist live/work housing allows artists to celebrate themselves from Harlem to Honolulu.

Ryan Eder

Award-winning fitness designer Ryan Eder infuses technology with inclusivity

Liberty Township native and UC grad Ryan Eder has received international attention for inventing a fitness system accessible by every gender, age and ability level.


New apprenticeship network honors Boomers and boosts Millennials

Brandon Black is using his People's Liberty Haile Fellowship year to connect two generations by putting retired tradesmen to work supervising young homeowners' DIY house rehab projects.


Speaker Series highlights Cincinnati's collaborative food industry

On Aug. 24, Soapbox hosted another Speaker Series event, which focused on Cincinnati's innovative food economy. A handpicked panel provided insight into what it takes to become a food entrepreneur, and how different organizations can help.

The Tillers

Whispering Beard founders look beyond festival weekend to "build a lifetime"

Five friends explain how they developed an annual folk festival in an Indiana campground to "rear" area musicians and fans into a movement and a community.


Bold Fusion to focus on how disruptors and mavericks can help big companies thrive

Greater Cincinnati’s largest annual YP gathering will explore the emerging concept of "intrapreneurship" as keynote speaker Chitra Anand extols the benefits of entrepreneurial thinking within large organizations.

Marianne Hamilton

Food innovation scene helps feed Cincinnati's urban renaissance

For many, the entrepreneurial explosion across Cincinnati’s urban core (especially in Over-the-Rhine) is driven as much by food innovators as it is by startups.

John Battelle

Co-founder of NewCo gives behind-the-scenes look at the whys and hows of the conference

John Battelle and Brian Monahan founded NewCo in 2012 because they were tired with the traditional conference model. Cincinnati will host its own NewCo event on July 21, featuring 95 companies from around the area.


Joi Sears lends an artistic eye to social change

Cincinnati artist and entrepreneur, believes that art can change the world, and she won't stop until it does.


Stronger Faster: How Collective Impact puts Cincinnati at the forefront of social change

Collective Impact is championed by the Greater Cincinnati Foundation working closely with seven independent "backbone" organizations to reinforce each other's efforts and get everyone rowing in the same direction.


Marlys Staley changed careers and now changes lives with her Circle Tail service dogs

The nonprofit trains hearing and service dogs for Greater Cincinnati individuals in need, partnering with two area prisons for a training program that helps the inmates as much as the dogs.

Sam Hatcher

Water World: Sam Hatchett's software breakthrough impacts Cincinnati, Flint and beyond

Local environmental engineer's new technology helps water utilities understand what's really happening in their miles of underground pipes, not a far leap from his "maker" childhood experiences.
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