| Follow Us: Facebook Twitter Pinterest RSS Feed

Entrepreneurship : Cincinnati In The News

273 Entrepreneurship Articles | Page: | Show All

Rhinegeist's Dad makes best winter beers list


Winter isn't just about eating too much food and spending time with family — it's also a time when breweries step up their game with winter warmer beers. These beers are typically Scotch ales or ambers, and feature pie spieces like cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. USA Today rounded up 28 of the country's best winter beers, and it's no surprise that Rhinegeist's Dad made the list.

Dad is a flannel-inspired beer, and is a nod to Rhinegeist's founder’s own flannel-wearing father, complete with notes of pine, citrus and caramel. 

Dad joines other mouth-watering beers from around the U.S., including Bourbon Barrel Aged Gingerbread Imperial Stout from Moody Tongue Brewing in Chicago, Three Cranes from Mystic Brewery in Massachusetts and an EggNog IPA from Evil Twin Brewing in Brooklyn.

See the full list here.
 

MORTAR helps local entrepreneurs overcome business obstacles, one step at a time


MORTAR co-founders Derrick Braziel, William Thomas II and Allen Woods saw the need to provide resources for underrepresented entrepreneurs. 

Together, they help entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds build a business plan, launch their business, gain access to customers and funding and connect with other entrepreneurs and mentors. 

Watch this video from Forbes to learn more.
 

Two Cincinnati entrepreneurs named to Forbes 30 Under 30


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.

 

Carabello Coffee voted best local coffee shop in Kentucky


Buying local is becoming an ever more regular part of daily life. Citizens are looking to buy locally grown produce and locally made goods, and eat and drink at locally owned establishments. Mic.com, with the help of Yelp, rounded up the best local coffee shop in each state, and Newport's own Carabello Coffee came out on top in Kentucky.

The philanthropic craft coffee roaster serves responsibly sourced coffee from the world's leading coffee-producing countries. Justin and Emily Carabello have personal relationships with each farmer, and they donate proceeds directly back to those farmers, and to organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area.

The pair recently expanded their venture, and now have a craft analog coffee bar for true coffee geeks, as well as a cute little cafe where you can sip a hot drink and have a conversation, work or people watch.

Discover the other 49 top local coffee shops in the country here.
 

UC entrepreneurship program receives award from GCEC


Since 2006, the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers has given out yearly awards to entrepreneurial programs across the country. This year, the University of Cincinnati's Center for Entrepreneurship & Commercialization received an award for Exceptional Activities in Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines.

The awards are designed to showcase and celebrate the very best of university entrepreneurship. Each year, the GCEC recognizes the top entrepreneurship programs in eight categories:

  1. Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center
  2. Outstanding Contributions to Venture Creation
  3. Exceptional Activities in Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines
  4. Exceptional Contributions in Entrepreneurship Research
  5. Excellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship Education
  6. Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation
  7. Outstanding Student Engagement & Leadership
  8. NASDAQ Center of Entrepreneurial Excellence
See the full list of winners here.

 

Cincinnati, Hamilton lead the way for startup development


Cincinnati, Columbus and Hamilton have landed themselves on the list of the top 100 cities to start a business in the U.S., according to a new survey from the company How to Start an LLC.

The top five cities in which to launch a startup are New Braunfels, Texas; San Antonio; Jacksonville; Cincinnati; and Arlington, respectively. The states with the most highly-ranked cities are, in order of the amount of cities, California, Massachusetts, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Colorado and Ohio.

Columbus ranks no. 16 and Hamilton ranks no. 28 on the list.

Metrics that factored into the ranking included cost of living, unemployment, university data and the Kauffman Index of Startup Activity, which focuses on new business creation activity and people engaging in business startup activity.

To read more about the ranking and see the full list, click here.
 


Please Cincinnati jumping on pink trend


The color Millennial Pink is all over the place, from social media to food. It's a shade that restaurants are embracing, including Cincinnati's own Please.

Inside, customers can find locally made light-pink ceramic bowls, pink wine books and checkbooks and Please's Instagram-famous pink-flecked bathroom tile, which was handpainted by Chef Ryan Santos and his girlfriend, Jessie.

Check out other pink restaurant trends here.
 

Catch-a-Fire named a best pizza in the Midwest


Thrillist ate its way through the best pizza in the Midwest, and Catch-a-Fire came out on top in Cincinnati.

It was first introduced to the Queen City as a food truck, and opened a brick-and-mortar pizza counter two years ago inside MadTree Brewing in Oakley. Its menu features creative wood-fired pizzas like the Hangover Pie, which is topped with sausage gravy, sausage and a cracked egg; or the Berries & Cream, a dinner pizza with strawberries as an actual topping. There's also a German pizza called the Goettup, Stand Up, which has garlic, a cracked egg and a Cincinnati staple — goetta — on top.

Click here to read more about Thrillist's pizza list.
 

Queen City ranked no. 16 for economic growth in country


Cincinnati's booming economic opportunities landed it among 50 cities that restaurant website Yelp is watching in its latest project.

The Queen City ranks no. 16 on Yelp’s list of 50 cities for economic opportunity as part of its new Local Economic Outlook program.

The project was launched to use Yelp’s high volume of data to help businesses succeed and enable policymakers to make effective change to boost their communities. To date, the website has about 135 million users, allowing for a large amount of data to be collected.

On top of the top 50 cities for economic opportunity, Yelp also compiled data on the top 50 most improved neighborhoods for economic opportunity and the 10 most improved business categories for economic opportunity. To see all of the reports, click here.
 


Local startup shoots for the stars in data analysis


Astronomer, a CincyTech seed fund company, is working to give data analysts some of their time back. The two-year-old local startup has already raised $5.5 million in funding from Silicon Valley accelerators AngelPad and 500 Startups, as well as venture capital firm Frontline Ventures.

The startup helps companies build automated data pipelines, which are programs that gather data from various sources and collect it in central databases for analysis. This means that data analysts can spend less time manually entering data into spreadsheets and more time finding trends within the data.

Astronomer's goal is to make data tasks easier for non-tech companies. Its platform comes in two tiers — the base tier simplifies the pipeline process to selecting source and destination applications from a list of built-in integrations. Pricing is structured simply, starting at free to use and gradually scaling with the number of data events per month.

Its software has sold well in the non-tech sector, and companies like Roadtrippers, Everything But The House and CVG are already customers.

Click here to read more about Astronomer in Forbes.

 

Beer is rebooting Cincinnati neighborhoods


"Beer is bringing back our neighborhoods." Mayor John Cranley, 2017 State of the City address

Food & Wine recently dived into this statement, and found that Cranley is right. According to numbers from the Brewers Association, which represents the interests of small and independent breweries nationwide, craft brewing contributed about $68 billion to the economy last year, and created nearly half a million jobs.

Cincinnati is currently home to over 40 breweries, and another 11 are in the works. It's evident that neighborhood breweries are helping boost the city's economy — brewery owners are renovating buildings, hiring local workers and boosting the local economy.

Food & Wine highlighted four breweries — Brink, Rhinegeist, Urban Artifact and Woodburn — that are doing all of the above.

Click here to read more about Cincinnati's booming brewconomy.
 

Affordability makes Cincy hotbed for tech talent attraction


According to a new report from CBRE Group Inc., Ohio has some of the lowest living expenses in the U.S. for attracting tech talent, with Cincinnati among the leading cities.

The report shows that Cincinnati is the sixth-most affordable tech market in the U.S., with the Midwest home to four of the top six markets. The results are based on the rent-to-tech wage ratio in 50 U.S. cities.

Columbus came in at no. 1 with a ratio of 11.3 percent, followed by Oklahoma City (11.4 percent), St. Louis and San Antonio (12.6 percent each), Indianapolis (12.7 percent) and Cincinnati (13 percent).

Those six cities are also among the top 10 markets for the most affordable apartment rents. New York has the least affordable tech market (35 percent), followed by Long Island and Los Angeles.

To read the full report, click here.

 


Covington named the best small town in Kentucky


Covington was recently named the best small town in the state of Kentucky by Thrillist. 

With a population of just over 40,000, Covington is often referred to as Cincinnati's little sister, but it has a charm and a claim to fame all its own. It has a multitude of local restaurants, whiskey bars and small businesses. It's home to 12 historic districts and more redeveloped buildings than you can count. To top it off, Covington hosts a number of yearly festivals, including the Mainstrasse Oktoberfest.

Click here to read more about the best small towns in the U.S.

 

La Soupe is on the fast track to help reduce the number of food insecure children in Cincinnati


Suzy DeYoung is perhaps best known for being the chef at La Petite Pierre, but she's now tackling something else that she's passionate about: food waste.

In 2014, DeYoung founded La Soupe, a nonprofit that seeks to feed the hungry with "leftover" food from local grocery stores, farms and restaurants. She takes all of that food and turns it into flavorful and inventive soups, which are then frozen and distributed to those in need.

On average, America wastes about 40 percent of the available food. In Cincinnati, this statistic is staggering because the childhood poverty rate is about double the national average, leaving many kids — and families — food insecure.

Last year, La Soupe saved about 125,000 pounds of produce from the landfill, and served 800 quarts a week through 47 participating agencies around the city during the school year. By July of this year, they’d already surpassed that amount of salvage, and expect to double it by the end of the year.

Click here to read more about La Soupe and DeYoung's efforts to reduce food insecurity and waste in Cincinnati.
 

Two Cincy-based companies crack Inc.'s top 500


Every year, Inc. releases its list of the top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. And this year, two Cincinnati-based companies ranked in the top 500, with 49 others making their way onto the full list.

MTS Nutrition, which aims to help people reach their goals through information on proper diet and training, and by providing the highest quality, innovative and trusted supplements, came in at no. 116 on Inc.'s list. Downtown's own The Garage Group (innovation and growth strategy firm) came in at 307.

Other Cincinnati companies that ranked in the top 5,000 are:
  • No. 526: Cincinnati Asphalt
  • No. 624: Health Carousel
  • No. 726: Callibrity Solutions
  • No. 770: Stack Construction Technologies
  • No. 845: Everything but the House
  • No. 853: Smart Data Systems
  • No. 872: TruStar Talent Solutions
  • No. 999: E-Volve Systems
  • No. 1159: Oodle
  • No. 1311: InfoTrust
  • No. 1425: CardioSolutions
  • No. 1511: Nationwide Logistics
  • No. 1561: Festivals Unlimited
  • No. 1659: United Installs
  • No. 1796: RoundTower Technologies
  • No. 1916: Integrity Express Logistics
  • No. 2143: FirstLight HomeCare Franchising
  • No. 2216: Commonwealth
  • No. 2244: ODW Logistics & Transportation Services
  • No. 2299: Lithko Contracting
  • No. 2347: Clubessential
  • No. 2633: Vernovisl
  • No. 2753: Kingsgate Transportation Services
  • No. 2781: Sizemore & Co.
  • No. 2808: Curiosity Advertising
  • No. 2855: Trustaff
  • No. 3275: Forward Edge
  • No. 3369: Strategic HR
  • No. 3399: Proforma N & M Communications
  • No. 3577: Pure Romance
  • No. 3663: Tier1
  • No. 3667: Paycor
  • No. 3693: Sims-Lohman
  • No. 3816: Emerge Managed Services
  • No. 3929: Oasis Turf & Tree
  • No. 3997: Cold Jet
  • No. 3999: Phillips Edison & Co.
  • No. 4065: Triple E Partners
  • No. 4227: NextStep Networking
  • No. 4269: Pro Mach
  • No. 4377: BSI Engineering
  • No. 4386: TigerFitness.com
  • No. 4393: Centric Consulting
  • No. 4431: Stett Transportation
  • No. 4445: Proforma Albrecht & Co.
  • No. 4526: Finit Solutions
  • No. 4837: Afidence
  • No. 4916: Total Quality Logistics
  • No. 4992: Kona Ice
To see Inc.'s full 2017 list, click here.


 
273 Entrepreneurship Articles | Page: | Show All
Signup for Email Alerts