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Two Cincinnati entrepreneurs named to Forbes 30 Under 30

Michael Markesbery and Rithvik Venna


Rithvik Venna and Michael Markesbery of Oros, a Cincinnati startup, were named to this year's Forbes 30 Under 30 list. They, along with 598 others, are considered among the brightest minds of 2017. 

In 2015, the two — who were still in college at Miami University at the time — successfully launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their business venture. They raised about $600,000 to get Oros off the ground.

For about three years, Oros has been tinkering with and improving its garments, making them warmer, thinner, more comfortable and sleek, with an aerogel insulation foam they call SolarCore, which is inspired by NASA technology. Oros has a new line of high-tech jackets and cold-weather apparel, and this year, they've added fleeces and vests.

See the other 30 Under 30 members, or read more about Venna and Markesbery here.

 
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