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Coming Clean: 5 Questions with Allen Woods of MORTAR

This month, Soapbox talks with MORTAR co-founder Allen Woods about faith, perseverance in the face of adversity and why Cincinnati's startup scene beats out those of much larger markets.  

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Take a bite out of Cincy: 9 great locally made snacks

Food innovators are making things happen in Greater Cincinnati. From decadent sweets to savory somethings, here's a roundup of some of the best locally made snacks the city has to offer.

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Great ideas surface at Soapbox's "Sink or Swim" speaker series

On July 27, Soapbox readers and Covington leaders gathered at the NKY Innovation Network for a light-hearted debate about what it takes to make it in Covington's fast-evolving entrepreneurial climate.

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40-year growth spurt: Covington business then and now

The past four decades have brought many changes to Covington's economic landscape. Fiercely committed residents like Rev. William H. Mertes and former mayor Chuck Scheper have been there providing support and community organization through it all.

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Soapbox's "Sink or Swim" invites entrepreneurs to test the water in Covington

On July 27, entrepreneurial-focused residents and leaders will gather at the NKY Innovation Network headquarters for a gameshow-style conversation about what it takes for businesses to survive in Covington's growing ecosystem. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
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Startup Videos

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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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Wussy shops for MusicLi launch at MidPoint

MusicLi takes members of the acclaimed Cincinnati band Wussy on a flea market field trip to buy prizes for local musicians who sign up with the new music licensing platform during the MidPoint Music Festival.

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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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Rise of the Rest Road Trip

Rise of the Rest hit the road—stopping in Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Nashville—to celebrate entrepreneurship and tell the stories of the people and ideas that are reinventing some of America's greatest cities one startup at a time.
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