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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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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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Soapbox recommends: A guide to this fall's jam-packed events schedule

Brandemonium. DesignBuildCincy. Startup Week. And, of course, the highly anticipated unveiling of iconic Music Hall post-$135M restoration. These are just a few of the exciting things Greater Cincy has in store in the coming weeks. Check out a roundup of Soapbox's favorite forthcoming events.

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Locally created MeSseD Comics takes readers underground with tough, feminist characters

Jay Kalagayan has been reading comics since he was 8 years old. His latest project, MeSseD, undertaken with illustrator Dylan Speeg, takes an inside look at the underground world of the sewers through the eyes of a female Filipino protagonist.

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DesignBuildCincy is back to shine a light on our best design and architectural talent

The annual DesignBuildCincy architectural and design fair returns Oct. 28 and 29, with events across OTR and an expo connecting more than 100 architects, contractors, fabricators, artisans and everyday design lovers in the dazzlingly renovated Music Hall.
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Entrepreneurship Videos

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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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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