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Entrepreneurship


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.

Entrepreneurship Features

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The art of business: Over-the-Rhine's creative entrepreneurs

Zach Darmanian, co-owner of Such and Such, and Alisha Budkie, executive director of Indigo Hippo, both know what it takes to own — and stay in business — in Over-the-Rhine.

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In the rearview: Looking back at our best-read stories of 2017 and beyond

At the close of each year, Soapbox goes “dark” to spend time with friends and family, reflect on the recent past and recharge our creative batteries for the coming year. Until we meet again, please enjoy this list of our 10 most-read stories.

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IDEALAB 2017: "Movement Makers" at the heart of change in Cincy and beyond

On Dec. 4, IDEALAB returns for its second iteration, featuring three keynote speakers who are true "movement makers," as well as afternoon breakout sessions designed to encourage attendees to turn their ideas into action.

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A tech hub, an app, a teenage breakfast shop: Here's how we'll keep talent in Cincinnati

Despite our award-winning accelerator programs, creative flight has always threatened Cincy's talent pool. Leaders like MORTAR's Allen Woods want to rectify that by building an intentionally diverse, welcoming ecosystem where ideas can thrive. And it just might be working.

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Industry pros and aficionados gear up for 'design event of the year'

Featuring the work of more than 100 specialty vendors, multiple speaker engagements and a living wall by Urban Blooms, DesignBuildCincy on Oct. 28 & 29 is sure to impress experts and laypeople alike.
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Entrepreneurship Videos

Soapbox original film captures the challenges and victories of Covington, a city on the rise

Soapbox closes out its 12-week embedded On the Ground series with a look at the victories, remaining challenges and hopes of some of Covington's most passionate advocates.

On The Ground: Post-Kroger, Walnut Hills believes 'We can get something better'

Kroger’s closing last month represents a turning point for the Walnut Hills community, with organizers and residents working together to ensure food security and manage encroaching gentrification in this diverse community.

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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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