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Starting a new business is easy, but creating stability, growth and long-term success involves planning and support. Greater Cincinnati is home to new and established incubators and accelerators that can help a startup thrive. Through these organizations, entrepreneurs can refine their business plans, seek out investment dollars, or hone services and products. These support organizations include CincyTech, Cincinnati Innovates, Hamilton County Business Center, Northern Kentucky ezone, Bad Girl Ventures, UpTech and the Brandery.

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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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Top 16 of '16: Most-read stories of the year

For our last feature story of the year, we compiled a list of our 16 most-read features and department stories.

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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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Featured Videos

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A fundraising video of reckless optimism

Cincinnati native Chelsea Koglmeier combines her experience in entrepreneurship and her passion for social good to launch Bikes of Reckless Optimism this week via an Indiegogo campaign.

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Creative Enterprise: Resources to help you start your business

Six ArtWorks youth apprentices worked with teaching artists and professional videographers this summer to create three videos showcasing the resources and support for creative entrepreneurs in Cincinnati.

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Startup Weekend: A trailer

Soapbox has a preview story this week of Startup Weekend Women's Edition May 29-31, organized by the all-volunteer UP Cincinnati team. Here's a Startup Weekend video trailer produced by the UP Global network.  

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Carol Ann's Carousel opens on riverfront May 16

May 16 marked opening day for one of Smale Riverfront Park's new signature features, Carol Ann's Carousel. This video shows the final construction and installation work at the pavilion in the past few weeks.

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Carroll Concertinas

Carroll Concertinas is located in Erlanger, Ky., and specializes in the making of Anglo concertinas typically used in traditional Irish music. As one of only a handful of concertina makers in the world, their instruments are highly sought after.
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