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The Crowdfunding Crowd is Anxious

The outlines of a new industry are emerging as a few crowdfunding start-ups have found ways to raise money within current rules. They include companies like CircleUp and SoMoLend, which lends money to small, Main Street-type businesses that typically wouldn’t interest private investors.

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Can venture capital spark discontinuous innovation?

To further boost "discontinuous innovation," Procter & Gamble is leading the charge in forming Cintrifuse, a $100 million venture capital fund-of-funds in Cincinnati

The mantra of “discontinuous innovation,” as initiated by P & G CEO Bob McDonald, is based on the notion of technologies that create entirely new brand categories or new capabilities, rather than just improve an existing product. Creating new categories of revenue streams that are not just incremental, but rather disruptive, is the holy grail for large companies.

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Cincinnatian wins Nissan social media innovation grant

A device that enables you to learn in your sleep and a low-cost system for improving health care in developing countries are steps closer to reality, thanks to Nissan. Today, Nissan announced that Andrew Saldana of Downey, Calif., Ryan Helsel of Durham, N.C., and Kyle Vath of Cincinnati are the winners of the "Nissan Innovation Garage" campaign, a social media movement designed to inspire and celebrate innovation and provide funding to launch new ideas. 

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CincyTech seals $3M grant

CincyTech, the Cincinnati-based seed-stage investor, sealed a $3 million grant from Ohio Third Frontier to help it create CincyTech Fund III LLC. 

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Cities where startups are thriving

It's not exactly the tech-savvy California coast, but Cincinnati is starting to make a name for itself in entrepreneurial circles. The city has made a major turnaround in recent years.

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Cincinnati and the Brandery featured

Innovation comes in many forms in Cincinnati, according to Nibletz, the voice of startups everywhere else.

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Broadway's Just a Suburb of Cincinnati

Katie Holmes stars in “Dead Accounts,” a family comedy now in previews at the Music Box Theater, about morality and middle-class Ohio Catholics written by one of their own, Theresa Rebeck, who grew up outside Cincinnati.

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Strive Partnership integrates Brandery startup concept

One of the Brandery startup tech concepts known as "Ontract" has recently become part of Strive Partnership’s plan to personalize the education each student receives at Cincinnati, Covington or Newport public schools.

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How Downtown Cincinnati compares to Downtown Jacksonville

Downtown Cincinnati boasts more residents and daily workers than the comparably sized Jacksonville core.

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How Dave Knox and the Brandery launched 25+ companies in 3 years

San Francisco, Boulder, New York City. These are the kinds of cities you expect to hear in a lineup of top cities with startup activity. But there’s something in the water in Cincinnati.

Read an interview with Brandery co-founder Dave Knox here.

MedCity News reports on Innov8 For Health accelerator class

A Cincinnati accelerator for health IT startups that models itself on groups like Rock Health, Blueprint Health and Healthbox has named its inaugural class of companies.

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Away games: On the road with the Steelers, in Cincinnati

Nestled on the banks of the Ohio River, with all the amenities of a major metropolis wrapped in an envelope of small-town charm, Cincinnati is a fun -- and walkable -- place to spend a fall weekend. 

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New Girl visits Cincinnati

Travel writer Elaine Labalme has some tips on sights to see in Cincinnati.

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Cincinnati top 'dog' on US menus with franks

Sure, Chicago loves its hot dogs. But when it comes to dogs-per-menu, no American city comes close to Cincinnati. Check it out for yourself in this overview offered by Crain's Business Chicago.

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Cincinnati the most tax-friendly city for U.S. business

Cincinnati is the most tax-friendly large city for businesses in the U.S., according to a new study from KPMG International.

Read more of the story here.
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