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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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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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OCEAN accelerator, Unpolished expand to include Agora training

OCEAN and Unpolished will join under Agora, a new training entity designed to roll out original coaching content for both tech and lifestyle founders. A full-time director will be hired to run the training curriculum. OCEAN accelerator fellows will focus on deeper community by participating in retreats funded by a $35,000 grant from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, which will also fund mentor program growth and online tools.

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Growing the Pie: How Cintrifuse & Greater Cincinnati Foundation teamed to boost StartupCincy

Leading investment and philanthropic funders have been testing a unique partnership to see if they can find new sources of local money for area startups.

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The Science of Growth: Venture capitalist's new book studies why some startups change the world

Why do some companies fail and others flourish? A venture capitalist and Ohio native talks about the practices that fueled some of the most successful startups in recent history.
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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.

Ohio's Third Frontier

Soapbox reminds you to get out and vote today!  Ohio Third Frontier represents an unprecedented and bipartisan commitment to expand Ohio's technological strengths and promote commercialization that leads to economic prosperity throughout Ohio. Designed to build world-class research programs, nurture early-stage companies, create jobs, and foster technology development that makes existing industries more productive, Ohio Third Frontier creates opportunity through innovation. Voting 'Yes' on Issue 1 in Ohio's statewide ballot Tuesday continues the forward thinking work of OTF.  Want to learn more?  Watch this week's video by Seven/Seventy-Nine in partnership with the Creative Department and Barking Fish.
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Bob Gilbreath of Pingage

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Ry Walker of Differential

Ry Walker of Differential

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Rodney Williams of Lisnr

Rodney Williams of Lisnr

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Jeffrey Shepard of MedaCheck

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