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For startups, money changes everything

Making Cincinnati a place where entrepreneurial dreams are realized is the goal of seed-stage funders like CincyTech, the Brandery and Cintrifuse when they match startups with crucial investment dollars. Financial backing and venture capital hookups from these organizations helped local startup Ahalogy become a wildly successful Pinterest marketing agency.

Incubators help new startup businesses take root and grow

Startup incubators offer both resources and connectivity for small startups with big potential. A shared culture of entrepreneurship among risk-takers helps nurture the seed of a business plan into a flourishing company.

Accelerators vs. Incubators: Cincinnati's red hot startup scene

As Cincinnati grows into one of the nation’s premier technology startup hubs, accelerators and incubators have become an important part of the business landscape. But what’s the difference, who are the key players, and how do they serve the business community?


Original Soapbox series tells story of what's reshaping Cincinnati's neighborhoods

If you missed one of the community profiles featured in our Hot 'Hoods series, here's your chance to find out more about the five neighborhoods set to flourish in 2014. You might be surprised by our picks.

Hot 'Hoods: Covington

This week we continue our spotlight on neighborhoods that are poised for growth in 2014. We asked key community members from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky to share their insights on how they expect their communities to develop this year.

Dual enrollment makes college more affordable by giving kids a head start

University tuition just got a little bit cheaper. Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky high schools have partnered with local colleges to offer broad catalogues of free and reduced-cost dual enrollment courses to high school juniors and seniors.

Shannan Boyer balances a business, a blog and two boys

Whether writing a blog post about a great pizza joint or helping a client boost her business through social media, Shannan Boyer—founder of Family Friendly Cincinnati and Scooter Media—defines success as a happy client.

Local banks and schools partner to teach kids financial responsibility

As the senior class of 2014 prepares to be the first graduating under Ohio’s new economics and financial literacy curriculum requirements, banks in Cincinnati are partnering with schools and nonprofits to push financial education further than ever for students as early as preschool and through to 12th grade.

How technology, health care and community partnerships are transforming local education

As the evolution of culture and society influence learning, the way forward for Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky public schools is through creative thinking about where to form partnerships and how to steer trends.

"Die Empty" author Todd Henry hosts local event

If you want to learn how to reclaim your passion, find your voice and unleash your brilliance every day, join Soapbox Thursday for a special event with Todd Henry, author of the new book "Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day."

UpTech offers unique opportunity for informatics-fueled startups in NKY

UpTech, Northern Kentucky's newest startup incubator, is on a mission to establish a place where graduates from NKU’s College of Informatics can find employment or start their own businesses built on managing the massive amounts of data being collected by companies, social media sites and health care providers.

Nights out Cincinnati

One weekend. Two nights of Cincinnati. Soapbox's managing photographer Scott Beseler tours the Art of Food in Covington and the Platter Party in Brighton. The result? A taste of fashion, music and fun in the city. Video by Scott Beseler.

Success by Six jumpstarts learning for youngest students

From prenatal care to kindergarten and at every milestone in between, Success By Six guides Greater Cincinnati's youngest learners on their journey from cradle to career.

My Soapbox: Cate Yellig, Art Director, City of Covington

Cate Yellig knows how to build things. And how to use a blowtorch. The City of Covington's new art director talks economic development, world travels and how the region has become a magnet for talented, smart entrepreneurs and artists.
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