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Beyond the Pitch

Welcome to the new TechColumbus blog!

The pundits say that when it comes to entrepreneurship, change is the only thing that is guaranteed. That’s certainly been true for TechColumbus over the last few months.

We’ve reset our focus to put all our energy and resources toward helping entrepreneurs start and grow their companies. We want to be the starting point for any entrepreneur in Central Ohio with an idea for a high-growth startup.

TechColumbus provides expert advice, access to capital, and business growth connections to Central Ohio’s technology entrepreneurs. If you are an entrepreneur with an idea for a new advanced technology product or service, we can help you decide the next best steps for your idea or company.

We have an amazing team. We’ll help you get started with our two-day Tech Essentials on-site training program. From there, our venture advisors can provide specific expertise to help your company succeed.

TechColumbus’ investment group can help you identify sources of capital to match the milestones of your business plan. We invest in startups and we can help connect you to additional sources of capital either through funds that we manage directly or through angel groups such as Ohio TechAngels or X Squared Angels, a group that invests in women-led enterprises.

If your company is looking for space, SpringBox Labs offers functional and attractive workspace with venture advisors co-located to answer questions, provide suggestions, or give expert advice.

SpringBox Labs accelerator may just be your startup’s perfect first address.

Additionally, TechColumbus can open countless doors.

Our Advisor/Mentor Network (AMN) introduces entrepreneurs to a caliber of expertise that most startup companies couldn’t access or afford.

Through the TechColumbus Expert Network (EN), two-dozen local professionals—attorneys, CPAs, marketing experts, and more—have committed to deliver more than $1 million in specific discounted or pro bono services regional startups.

TechColumbus First Connect Network (FCN) puts entrepreneurial companies face-to-face with key customers and industry experts to accelerate business development.

And if you just need to talk, you’ll find that we’re pretty good listeners, too.

We’ve created a new logo and branding and launched our state-of-the art web site to make it easy for entrepreneurs to learn about our services.

We invite you to spend some time on the new site and then email or give us a call 614.487.3700.

We want to help you start your company.

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