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148-year-old Art Academy reflects on building a Cincinnati where art grads want to stay

For decades, a "boomerang" effect saw creative talent returning to Cincinnati, but only after achieving success elsewhere. Now that paradigm is shifting, thanks to partnerships forged by one of our most respected institutions, the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

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Cladwell fashion startup embraces sustainability and finds success in shifted focus

After attracting more than 300,000 users to its personal shopping tool, Cladwell's creators experienced a wake-up call that transformed their model toward helping consumers make simpler, more socially conscious wardrobe choices.

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Findlay Market partners help entrepreneurs forge community through food

With its rentable kitchen and storage spaces, public events and passion for entrepreneurship, Findlay Kitchen and Dirt produce market are leading the charge for food innovation in Cincinnati.

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Beyond the coffee shop: Cincy co-working scene diversifies to meet growing demand

With a growing workforce percentage shifting to freelance and contract bases, cities across the country are creating diverse co-working spots to meet the demand. How do Cincinnati's offerings stack up?


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OCEAN accelerator, Unpolished expand to include Agora training

OCEAN and Unpolished will join under Agora, a new training entity designed to roll out original coaching content for both tech and lifestyle founders. A full-time director will be hired to run the training curriculum. OCEAN accelerator fellows will focus on deeper community by participating in retreats funded by a $35,000 grant from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, which will also fund mentor program growth and online tools.

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IDEALAB to showcase Cincinnati's talent and innovation

On Dec. 8, the Haile Foundation, People's Liberty, Issue Media Group and Soapbox will host IDEALAB. The event will focus on funding talent-led initiatives, and some of Cincinnati's most innovative projects.

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International crowd of 1,000 converges on Cincinnati for FounderCon

Last week, 1,000 founders from all over the world converged on Cincinnati for the sixth annual FounderCon, a mentorship-driven startup accelerator hosted by Colorado-based Techstars.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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