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Newport Aquarium named a top 10 US aquarium

Newport Aquarium was ranked the No. 9 U.S. aquarium in an article written by US City Traveler’s founder Taylor Goldblatt, whose work has been featured by National Geographic, The New York Times, Lonely Planet, The Washington Post and Travel Channel.

Talking tech in Cincinnati with Roadtrippers

USA Today's Jefferson Graham visits James Fisher and his Cincinnati-based Roadtrippers to find out what it's like starting a tech firm in the Queen City. Read more.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital gets wonky to transform the health of its community

Between 2009 and 2011, children from low-income areas like Evanston East and Walnut Hills were 88 times more likely to be admitted into the hospital for emergency treatment of asthma than were kids from Indian Hill. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital wants to address those health disparities. The 130-year-old hospital, world-renowned for its care of kids with cancer, is now redefining its mission in broader terms. The new goal, says Robert Kahn, director of the hospital’s Community Health Initiative, is to improve the health of all the county’s children, not just provide excellent treatment to those who are sick. Read more.

University of Cincinnati to partner with NASA on space science research

The University of Cincinnati and NASA agreed Wednesday to partner on space science research in a program honoring the first man to walk on the moon. Read more.

Investors perk up as Cincinnati startup scene evolves

It has to be encouraging for Cincinnati’s growing group of young, ambitious startup founders to hear that investors are finding a lot more opportunities locally to put their money than they used to. And the entrepreneurs have themselves partly to thank for that change. Read more.

Covington-based pharmaceutical company awarded $2.9 million from National Cancer Institute

Covington-based Bexion Pharmaceuticals has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) "Bridge Award" by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The award of $2.9 million over three years will help Bexion further its clinical development of BXQ-350, a drug intended for use as an anti-cancer agent. Read more.

Ohio congressman urges help for zoo's rhino effort

Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Cincinnati, who chairs the House subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, recently wrote a letter with other House members to the Indonesian government asking that rhinos be shipped here for the Cincinnati Zoo's breeding program. Read more.

With grant money, Cincinnati Children's pushes for tech innovation

Cincinnati Children's has invested about $500,000 in six ideas through its Innovation Fund.

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What New York sees in Cincinnati

Leadership from the Partnership for New York City business coalition, the United Federation of Teachers and Trinity Wall Street Church have all journeyed to Cincinnati. Why?

Read the full story here.

How One U.S. City Became an Unexpected Hub for Tech Startups

Home to the headquarters of 10 Fortune 500 companies, Cincinnati also supports a growing community of tech startups through accelerator programs, low business taxes and unemployment, and the connecting power of established companies.

Read the full story here.

Why I Like My Entrepreneurs Scared

Palo Alto it ain't, but still, Cincinnati is trying. It has a well-regarded accelerator, the Brandery, which borrows the regional expertise in consumer marketing (this is the homeown for P&G, after all) to help start-ups build a brand. 

Read the full story here.

14-year-old entrepreneur wins SW Cincinnati

Fourteen-year-old Emerson Walker decided to pitch his idea, now named mPlanner, at the Cincinnati Startup Weekend event. It’s only a 60 second pitch in front of 100+ ridiculously smart developers, designers and business people. Why wouldn’t a fourteen year old have the courage to do this? 

Read the full story here.

Endangered rhino born via artificial insemination

Born at Alabama’s Montgomery Zoo on June 5, Ethan is the first endangered Indian rhino calf to live and thrive as a result of artificial insemination. The birth was a collaboration between the Montgomery Zoo and the Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife, where Dr. Monica Stoops, a reproductive physiologist, pioneered the technique.

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Cincinnati Zoo's restaurant greenest in United States

The Cincinnati Zoo, which calls itself the Greenest Zoo in America, now also has the greenest restaurant in the country.

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UpTech informatics business accelerator chooses 22 semi-finalists

UpTech, Northern Kentucky’s business accelerator, has chosen its top 22 semi-finalists for UpTech II.

Read the full story here.

University of Cincinnati joining with Chinese university to open medical school there

The University of Cincinnati says it is partnering with another university in China to open a medical school there as the school looks to increase its links to China.

Read the full story here.

CoSign snags $200K ArtPlace America grant

With a new $200,000 award, The American Sign Museum will expand its innovative CoSign initiative that pairs artists, small businesses and sign fabricators.

Read the full story here.

Struggling women sad, angry over sale of nonprofit Ohio home that will become a boutique hotel

After losing a two-year fight with a Fortune 500 company determined to buy their beautiful, 104-year-old property and turn it into a boutique hotel the women of the Anna Louise Inn have to leave the neighborhood.

Read the full story here.

How to Resurrect an Urban School District

The Cincinnati school district has improved both test scores and graduation rates since 2003 while—unlike Atlanta and Washington—transparently pursuing highly collaborative reform strategies that, counter to the current trend, don't rely on rigid hierarchy and punitive accountability.

Read the full story here.

New Nanowire Structure Has Potential To Increase Semiconductor Applications

There’s big news in the world of tiny things.

New research led by University of Cincinnati physics professors Howard Jackson and Leigh Smith could contribute to better ways of harnessing solar energy, more effective air quality sensors or even stronger security measures against biological weapons such as anthrax. And it all starts with something that’s 1,000 times thinner than the typical human hair—a semiconductor nanowire.

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Cincinnati University fashion student steps back in time

Loungewear and lingerie designs by University of Cincinnati senior fashion design student Emily Battisti look back to another century for detailing and inspiration.

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How a Young Community of Entrepreneurs is Rebuilding Detroit

Read how Josh McManus, who came to Cincinnati to help launch CoSign and other community development projects, is now making an impact in Detroit.

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A Sandwich a Day: The MC Schnitzel from Senate in Cincinnati

Senate's MC Schnitzel ($13)—call it the Emcee Schnitzel, the McSchnitzel or whatever else you'd like when you visit—but be reassured that you're ordering one masterpiece of a sandwich.

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Fresh perspective on crowdfunding

On March 25, the American Underground and CED welcomed Candace Klein, the founder and CEO of Bad Girl Ventures and SoMoLend, to share a little about the “ins and outs” of crowdfunding. With a packed house, Candace started off by challenging those who plan to launch a crowdfunding campaign to share personal stories because the investors are “investing in you, not just your product or idea.”

Read the full story here.

15 U.S. Cities Emerging Downtowns

Downtown Cincinnati has been transforming its downtown hub since the 1990s, with an estimated $1.3 billion invested in projects currently in construction or planning stages, according to Downtown Cincinnati Inc. 

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Differential is a hands-on incubator in Cincinnati

The Greater Cincinnati startup scene is diversifying and growing, which is creating opportunities for new types of startup launch platforms. Cincinnati-based Differential is a new company that is leveraging a different type of service and funding model to help startups accelerate their launch.

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Joinery: A Poster by Brush Factory Design Studio

Design Milk, an online magazine dedicated to modern design, highlights a new poster by Hayes Shanesy of Brush Factory design studio and printed by Northside's Cryptogram Ink.

See the full posting here.

UC students bring home gold at national Acara Challenge competition

Students from the University of Cincinnati and the Indian Institute of Technology developed Humble Commode, a sustainable sanitation solution that won gold in a national business challenge competition.

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The need for talent in 'fly-over' cities

Along the I-71 corridor from Mason—25 miles south to downtown Cincinnati—quality, early-stage companies are emerging at a fast clip. This momentum is creating a talent crunch for the region, and in turn, new career options for recent college graduates.

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FlightCar finds savvy way to save on airport parking fees

ABC's San Francisco affiliate catches up with, and shares the convenience of, Brandery grad FlightCar. 

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Cincinnati City Hall goes mobile

Never lose track of garbage or recycling day again. Report potholes or graffitti the minute you see it. Keep track of reports you've made to the city. All using your phone. The City of Cincinnati's City Hall app allows you to send in reports and even follow tweets about city services and projects.

Read more and find out how to get the free app here.

Louisville-born Impulcity nightlife app goes live on iTunes as a Cincy startup

Impulsity founders wanted to launch back in June of last year. But the entire project took a giant left turn that summer after Impulcity was accepted at The Brandery, the Cincinnati tech accelerator. Then, investors, including Ohio’s $50 million technology seed fund, started throwing money at the project.

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Enterprise Social Network Startup Batterii Closes $2.5M Seed, Led By CincyTech

Cincinnati-based enterprise social network startup Batterii, which describes itself as a co-creation software platform, has closed a $2.5 million seed round led by public-private seed stage investor CincyTech—which contributed $500,000 to the round. Other investors include Batterii CEO Kevin C. Cummins, Los Angeles-based investor Ken Salkin and undisclosed individuals.

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Cities' hearts beating strong in Ohio's three C's

After many years and a combined investment of about $10 billion, Ohio’s three largest cities—Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland—are enjoying downtown booms that have added residents, jobs, economic impact and vibrancy.

Read the full story here.

Cincinnati Startup ChoreMonster Makes Chores Fun And They Even Made A Beastie For Us

ChoreMonster launched an update to their app a few days ago that includes a parents section, a redesign of the kids section, a new Monster Carnival and yes, even a new character named TeeCee exclusively for TechCrunch readers. 

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How To Build An Internal Social Network That Your Company Loves

When Shane Atchison took the job of CEO at Possible Worldwide in April, he needed a way to get in sync with 1,100 people across 32 offices. Possible, a division of the advertising giant WPP, then acquired three small companies in four months, making the issue even more pressing. How do you build a sense of community when you’ve got people from Poland, Budapest and Moscow connecting with people in Cincinnati or Seattle?

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Famous Footwear Shifts Media Business

About a year after changing creative agencies, Famous Footwear has chosen Cincinnati's Empower MediaMarketing for the assignment. The retailer typically spends more than $30 million on media each year.

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O Oprah magazine: Honey Buns

This buttery schnecken. . . is like bacon and waffles times a thousand.

Read more here.

Local libraries part of national trend, via NYTimes

As librarians across the nation struggle with the task of redefining their roles and responsibilities in a digital age, many public libraries are seeing an opportunity to fill the void created by the loss of traditional bookstores. 

Cincinnati libraries are seizing the day.

Read more here.

Choremonster makes kids 'beg for chores'

Parents and children are forever locked in battles over household tasks. ChoreMonster publicly launched just in time for the New Year. It turns chores into an engaging game. The company also announced that it has raised a total of $1.125 million in seed funding.

Read the full story here.

CrowdHall joins the #OpenGov movement with online town halls

With the election over, CrowdHall is joining the open government movement to make sure our voices get heard between voting time.

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Can venture capital spark discontinuous innovation?

To further boost "discontinuous innovation," Procter & Gamble is leading the charge in forming Cintrifuse, a $100 million venture capital fund-of-funds in Cincinnati

The mantra of “discontinuous innovation,” as initiated by P & G CEO Bob McDonald, is based on the notion of technologies that create entirely new brand categories or new capabilities, rather than just improve an existing product. Creating new categories of revenue streams that are not just incremental, but rather disruptive, is the holy grail for large companies.

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Cincinnatian wins Nissan social media innovation grant

A device that enables you to learn in your sleep and a low-cost system for improving health care in developing countries are steps closer to reality, thanks to Nissan. Today, Nissan announced that Andrew Saldana of Downey, Calif., Ryan Helsel of Durham, N.C., and Kyle Vath of Cincinnati are the winners of the "Nissan Innovation Garage" campaign, a social media movement designed to inspire and celebrate innovation and provide funding to launch new ideas. 

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CincyTech seals $3M grant

CincyTech, the Cincinnati-based seed-stage investor, sealed a $3 million grant from Ohio Third Frontier to help it create CincyTech Fund III LLC. 

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Cities where startups are thriving

It's not exactly the tech-savvy California coast, but Cincinnati is starting to make a name for itself in entrepreneurial circles. The city has made a major turnaround in recent years.

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Cincinnati and the Brandery featured

Innovation comes in many forms in Cincinnati, according to Nibletz, the voice of startups everywhere else.

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Peggy Shannon raises standards in cookie design, flavours

Queen City Cookies is an artisan cookie whose founder, Peggy Shannon, is a life-long baker and artist who put up the cookie shop as a way to offer consumers beautiful and delicious baked goods.

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Strive Partnership integrates Brandery startup concept

One of the Brandery startup tech concepts known as "Ontract" has recently become part of Strive Partnership’s plan to personalize the education each student receives at Cincinnati, Covington or Newport public schools.

Read the full story here.

Startup Grind flies into Cincinnati

Startup Grind Cincinnati is excited to announce our first event at The Brandery on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. 

Cincinnati entrepreneurs, investors and supporters are invited to hear Tim Shigel, the Chariman and Founder of ShareThis, the largest ecosystem for sharing and engagement across the web, speak about his experiences growing a company in Cincinnati.

Read the full story here.

UC welcomes more Indian students

In 2010, Indian students at the University of Cincinnati were granted scholarships worth $5 million; in 2012, scholarships worth $7 million are expected to be given.

Read more here.

How Dave Knox and the Brandery launched 25+ companies in 3 years

San Francisco, Boulder, New York City. These are the kinds of cities you expect to hear in a lineup of top cities with startup activity. But there’s something in the water in Cincinnati.

Read an interview with Brandery co-founder Dave Knox here.

MedCity News reports on Innov8 For Health accelerator class

A Cincinnati accelerator for health IT startups that models itself on groups like Rock Health, Blueprint Health and Healthbox has named its inaugural class of companies.

Read more here.

Meteoric rise of Cincinnati's start-up scene underscores why Kentucky excels at being 48th

Not to put too fine a point on it, Louisville is getting killed by Cincinnati. And it’s only going to get worse.

Read more here.

At Oyler, keeping an eye on students' eyes

Walk into Oyler School in Cincinnati and take a right, past the office and through a set of double doors, and you’ll find what basically looks like a LensCrafters.

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Louisville’s startup eco-system seriously needs an accelerator like Cincy’s The Brandery

Cincinnati is a mere hour and a half drive north of Louisville. But when it comes to the tech and startup environment, it feels like another world. Cincinnati has done a phenomenal job at growing and fostering a powerful startup community.

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UC student's 'green' IT to be presented in Baltimore

University of Cincinnati computer science doctoral student Dippy Aggarwal will be among the leaders in their fields who are sharing emerging research and career interests at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference.

Read the full story here.

Cincinnati Public Schools highlighted in Education Nation

Cincinnati Public Schools made a national mark when the local Community Learning Centers were highlighted as part of a national series of solutions that work in education systems.

Read the full case study here.

Leading the change at Oyler School

An inner-city Cincinnati Public School reopens as a national model for community building. American Public Media takes note.

Listen to the first part of the series here.

Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance Improves 1,000 Homes, Driving Energy Efficiency

Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance Improves 1,000 Homes, Driving Energy Efficiency and Economic Development.

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OTR's VisuaLingual vies for Martha Stewart award

Local entrepreneurial superstars VisuaLingual have a chance to snag $10K in a national contest of American Made awesomness, courtesy of none other than Martha Stewart. Read all about it, and cast your vote early and often.

Check out the VL entry.

A Cincinnati park shifts the paradigm

Over-The-Rhine’s tipping point wasn’t in the form of an eco-friendly general store or gourmet popsicle shop (it now has both), but rather the renovation of the neighborhood’s cultural heart, Washington Park.

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LPK's brand expansion for Knob Creek Rye gets noticed

The design for the original Knob Creek Bourbon was highly recognizable and considered legendary by the brand’s fan base, so design agency LPK’s work for the brand’s expansion, which includes Knob Creek Rye, was an exercise in restraint. 

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Can the centers hold?

Ohio’s three largest cities—Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland—are reinvesting in their urban cores, eager to capitalize on a renewed interest in city living. But is the deck stacked against them? 

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Winning A 5 Minute Pitch: How Candace Klein Won $1.7M in 25 Competitions (And Why She and SoMoLend A

“Tell me something unique or quirky about you. Something nobody knows.” Candace Klein, the founder of Bad Girl Ventures andSoMoLend, an online lending platform, was still in high energy last night after presenting her live pitch strategies to several hundred entrepreneurs in Salt Lake. The small dinner group was the denouement of an intense evening. She’d flown in earlier in the day to give her presentation at the University of Utah for Grow America and the local Entrepreneur Circle Meetup. Response was so overwhelming, Grow America EVP Richard Swart had moved the event to a bigger facility. Twice.

Read the full story here.

LaunchRock Acquires Giftiki, Collaborative Gifting Service To Shut Down

Startup launch service LaunchRock just announced that it has acquired Giftiki, a startup that allows friends to pool their money to buy more valuable gifts.

The financial terms aren’t being disclosed, but LaunchRock co-founder and CEO Jameson Detweiler says Giftiki service will be shut down. Judging from the tongue-in-cheek press release, this sounds like a classic acqui-hire, with LaunchRock acquiring the company for its team, not its product.

Read the full story here.

UC professors help uncover an ancient Mayan water system

While scientists have learned much about the Maya by mapping, measuring and digging at Tikal for at least a century, they have been unsure how the settlement’s residents managed their water. Until now.

A new study with roots in Cincinnati illustrates the connection between the ancient world and the Queen City.
 
“These have been the first systematic excavations done in the reservoirs,” said Nick Dunning, a geo-archaeologist at the University of Cincinnati.
 
Read the full story here.

Brandery works to keep startups in Cincinnati

A few years ago, when Bryan Jowers and Justin Stanislaw were dreaming up an app to help friends pool money to give gifts, they felt they needed to leave Houston to improve their chances of finding investors and forging connections. Instead of relocating to a Silicon Valley hotspot, they moved to Cincinnati, lured by a startup accelerator called The Brandery. As one of six startups participating in the summer of 2010, they got 12 weeks of intensive help building their product, called Giftiki.

Read the full story here.

Cincinnati leaders get ready for World Choir Games

City officials are trying to make sure Cincinnati will be welcoming, informative and safe as they prepare to host the World Choir Games next month in an event expected to draw tens of thousands of people from around the globe to southwest Ohio.

Read the full story here.

Five reasons why Cincinnati is THE place for startup ventures

As an ambitious entrepreneur interested in heading a startup venture, it is important to select the right city to foster your success. While many may assume that Silicon Valley is the only place to be if you want to get noticed and attract investment, the fact is that incredible investment opportunities are readily available elsewhere. What’s more, you may find that a city you hadn’t previously thought of offers an even better opportunity than you imagined. The case for Cincinnati, Ohio can be made with five points.

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Ohio Innocence Project, at UC, promotes history of exoneration

More than 2,000 people in America in the past 23 years have been exonerated for serious crimes, according to a blog set up by Mark Godsey, professor at the University of Cincinnati School of Law and director of the Ohio Innocence Project and the Center for the Global Study of Wrongful Conviction.

Read the full story here.

Getting it right in the Queen City

Meet Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory. His mid-sized city is currently engaged in building three important, interconnected urban projects, which could bring a real spark to downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. One project will create a new mixed-use neighborhood in between the city’s riverfront stadiums, along with a generous new waterfront park. 

Read the full story here.

Daily Candy names ChoreMonster app of the day

You play the do-you-want-dessert card to get your little excuse-maker to help around the house.
 
When he starts to call your bluff, look to ChoreMonster. The free web-based tool (soon to be released as iPhone and iPad apps) motivates kids to do everything from clean their bedrooms to feed the dog with interactive checklists and graphics. 

Read the full story here.

Salon highlights Cincinnati's Community Entertainment Districts

Salon.com writes: A great example of urban entertainment is Cincinnati, where, rather than busting in with relocation plans and a branding scheme, the city has designated five neighborhoods Community Entertainment Districts where aspiring restaurateurs can simply get a liquor license directly from the state for about $1,500, rather than on the open market where they cost up to $30,000.

Read the full story here.

Cincinnati venture powers corporate creativity

Batterii, a Cincinnati-based open-collaboration innovation software venture, has raised $800,000 in seed-stage funding, hired a seasoned West Coast technology executive as its CEO and added six other key executives to its management team.

Read the full story here.

Cincinnati: the greenest city in America

Many cities trumpet their sustainability initiatives to claim the title of “greenest” city in America, but it’s hard to argue with the ongoing turnaround from brown to green in Cincinnati.

Read the full story here.

NKU student nabs innovation in philanthropy prize

Darnell Wilson, a junior at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) is the winner of the third annual Sillerman Prize for Innovations in Philanthropy on College Campuses this year, a $5,000 award. Wilson conceived of “Norse in Need” to boost student retention by helping peers in need of emergency aid.

Read the full story here.

'Godzillus' fossil found in Cincinnati

Scientists are baffled after an amateur Kentucky paleontologist discovered a 150-pound mystery beast nicknamed the 'Godzillus' fossil in Cincinnati.

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Cincinnati startups get help from top college grads

Venture for America chose Cincinnati as one of its initial launch cities, and Time Magazine features Define My Style, a Cincinnati startup, that is recruiting through the initiative.

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UC research shows entrepreneurial differences between the sexes

A University of Cincinnati study of the sexes reveals that when it comes to starting a business, women are more likely than men to consider individual responsibility and use business as a vehicle for social and environmental change.

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P&G Mentors Start-Ups at the Brandery on Their Image

In a world where image is key, start-ups often find themselves playing catch up. Marketing advice for start-ups is now available through relatively new "incubator" programs, like the Brandery, a Cincinnati-based program that pairs tech start-up founders with mentors from big marketers like Procter & Gamble, as well as major branding agencies.
 
Read the full story here.

Enquirer Exclusive: Neighborhoods in peril

The stairs on Pulte Street used to lead somewhere.
 
Row after row of them line the end of the street, climbing the hillside into a tangle of weeds and brush. Disconnected power lines dangle overhead and a fallen retaining wall spills onto the sidewalk.

Read the full story here.

SXSW: Cincinnati Startup Bus Hits the Road

The Startup Bus is capturing the imagination of Cincinnati’s many marketing professionals, coders and front-end designers, many of whom work in Southwest Ohio’s burgeoning startup scene.

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Site helps neighbors share rarely used goods

Now in beta, Ohio-based Share Some Sugar aims to enable neighbors to “share what you have and borrow what you need". Toward that end, owners and borrowers both begin by signing up with the site and creating a profile, including the neighborhood in which they live.

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Cincinnati could be completely powered by renewables this year

Powering any city with 100 percent renewable energy sources without any significant cost increase for consumers is a no-brainer, right? The answer is definitely “yes” in Cincinnati, Ohio, where city officials are working on a deal that could have only renewable electrons flowing across the city by this summer.

Read the full story here.

Mile High Club booming in Cincinnati

At $425 a pop, what may be the nation's only Mile High Club has been quietly operating for more than 20 years at Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport. Business hit warp speed after Valentine's Day stories featuring Flamingo Air in local and national media.

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As CyrusOne thrives, Cincinnati Bell eyes spinoff

Cincinnati Bell is studying a spinoff or IPO for its thriving CyrusOne colocation business, the company said yesterday. The move could allow Cincinnati Bell to benefit from investor interest in the data center and cloud computing sector, while shifting significant capital expenses off the telecom company’s balance sheet.

Read the full story here.

Cincinnati moves toward 100 percent renewable energy

Cincinnati could be the first US city to be powered entirely on renewable energy, without any additional cost to taxpayers, reports UrbanCincy.

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Venture for America comes to Cincinnati

Ivy League senior Ethan Carlson recently turned down a job with a global-energy consulting practice and instead pledged to spend two years working for an entrepreneur with Venture for American, perhaps with a focus on renewable energy, in a struggling U.S. city, which may be Cincinnati.

Read the full story here.

CincyTech wants your 'Minimum Viable Concept'

Eric Ries's Lean Startup book famously promotes the Minimum Viable Product as a way for start-ups to think about how to spend limited resources to get a product out the door. But now the seed-stage venture capital company CincyTech is looking to help companies do even more, by asking them to do even less. At the same time, CincyTech is hoping this will lead to stronger start-ups--and better investments.

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Greentree helping streamline health care education

Sarah Yost, a sophomore at Miami University Middletown, has always dreamed of being a nurse. Still a few years from graduation, she’s already getting valuable experience through the use of high-tech equipment, including a mannequin that simulates everything from heart attacks to bowel obstructions.

Read the full story here.

Venture for America comes to Cincinnati

Ivy League senior Ethan Carlson recently turned down a job with a global-energy consulting practice and instead pledged to spend two years working for an entrepreneur, perhaps with a focus on renewable energy, in a struggling U.S. city, including Cincinnati.

Read the full story here.

Children's Hospital uses horticulture to grow hope

Trough horticultural therapy, people of all ages facing all kinds of physical, emotional or psychiatric challenges can improve their well-being. Children and teens at the residential psychiatric program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital have the chance to learn about gardening with horticultural therapist Mardie Hay

Read the full story here.

Soapbox on Cincinnati Edition

Soapbox Cincinnati presented its 12 Things to Watch For in 2012 in its first issue of the year, and Managing Editor Elissa Yancey expounds upon those in a conversation with Mark Perzel.

Read the full story, and listen to the whole program, here.

Launch women's speaker series: Candace Klein

Candace Klein, local attorney and entrepreneur will be at Launch for a FREE event for female business women and owners to learn more about how to acquire funding for their small business venture goals or launch or run their own businesses.

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Growing a new city

Friends say Brunner is a perfect fit as new president and CEO of the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority. The 52-year-old real estate executive and former CPA has the experience and connections to make deals work.

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A Gathering of Student Work: My studio at the University of Cincinnati

This fall, I co-taught such a studio (with Eli Meiners) at the University of Cincinnati. The project was a real one: the conversion of a former Kroger supermarket building into an open storage facility for the Cincinnati Art Museum, a Montessori school, and studios and display space for artists. The rules of the studio were a bit different: you could do anything you wanted, as long as it was begged, borrowed or stolen; your design did not have to be efficient or buildable, but gathered together from existing materials or from other buildings.

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Study looks at human health effects of 'Green Housing'

UC is one of the first research sites to participate in a new federally funded study which assesses the economic impact of "green” housing—particularly when it comes to the health of people living in multi-family, low-income housing.

Read the full story here.

Twitter research: It's where the money and action is

Two professors from Wellesley College’s Department of Computer science have been awarded a nearly half million dollar National Science Foundation grant to build an application that gauges the trustworthiness of information shared on social networks, and in particular Twitter.

Separately, a pair of University of Cincinnati computer science students will have to wait for their Twitter payday, but they’ve got a good start by creating a Web-based app called Tweetographer that helps users mine for useful data in Twitter about what’s going on in their area.

Read the full story here.

Flying robot could save firefighters' lives and help beat wildfires

When wildfires flare up, they can get out of control and engulf huge areas in a matter of minutes. And when firefighters arrive on the scene, they can only survey the situation from one place – the ground.

A team of engineers from the University of Cincinnati realized how useful it would be if firefighters could view the blaze from high above, so they set about designing and building an unmanned camera-equipped flying machine that could be easily controlled and, most importantly, would be able to comfortably withstand the extreme conditions.

Read the full story here.

UC researcher explores possibility of nanoscale machining facility

University of Cincinnati’s (UC) Micro and Nano Manufacturing Laboratory Director, Murali Sundaram, is exploring the possibility of creating a cost-effective nano manufacturing facility

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Greentree opens up world of science

After several years in the making, a $7.6 million multi-faceted health science education facility opened its doors to students. Greentree Academy is part of a five-partner private-public project who include the city of Middletown, Atrium Medical Center, Miami University, Warren County Career Center, Warren County and Cincinnati State Technical & Community College.

Read the full story here.

Business Incubator Series: Dave Knox, The Brandery, Cincinnati, Ohio

Dave Knox of the Brandery: "When we select our companies, we're trying to get a feel for who the entrepreneurs themselves are. Are they ones who would benefit from a mentorship-driven network, in terms of being coachable and being open to change?

"The final thing is just looking at the team's – for lack of a better term – hustle, drive, and passion for creating a meaningful company.

"Going through an accelerator is a very stressful thing and something you have to have your hearts and nerves and sinew into."

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2011 national conference in Cincinnati focuses on 'The Science of Signage'

Everyone associated with the signage industry is invited to participate in the third annual National Signage Research and Education Conference at the University of Cincinnati, Oct. 12-13, sponsored by the Signage Foundation, Inc.in collaboration with the UC Colleges of Business and Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.

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UC archaeologist uncovers ancient Mycenaean fortress

A recent find by a University of Cincinnati archeologist Gisela Walberg, professor of classics, suggests an ancient Mycenaean city was well protected from outside threats.

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Cincinnatian leads scrapbooking's digital revolution

Cincinnati's Darcy Crociata, a once-avid scrapbooker turned avid "Facebooker," is preparing to launch LifeBlinx, a patent-pending Facebook app that streamlines turning uploaded photos and wall posts into ready-made scrapbooks.

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National NIOSH symposium here July 12-13

A national safety symposium taking place at the University of Cincinnati this week looks at successful partnership models from around the country, and broadcasts some of its sessions live.

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Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky companies rank on the 2011 Fortune 500 list

Ten Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky companies ranked on the "2011 Fortune 500 list." Topping out the local list, Kroger was ranked 25th and Procter & Gamble 26th. Other companies included Macy's, Fifth Third, Omnicare, Ashland Inc., AK Steel Holding Corp, Western & Southern Financial Group, General Cable, and American Financial Group.
 
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Biotech jobs flourishing in Ohio

Ohio's bioscience industry continues to grow and succeed despite the economic downturn with many facilities, including Mammotome in Cincinnati. Nearly $2.4 billion was invested in Ohio in 2010. 

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UC research digs deep into the fracking controversy

A new growing industry promises jobs and access to cheaper energy resources on American soil. But this process raises concern and controversy as "fracking" involves using millions of gallons of water, sand, and chemical to break up organic-rich shale to release natural gases. A University of Cincinnati doctoral student of geography, Deborah Kittner, has been researching this topic and will present "What's the Fracking Problem?" at the Association of American Geographers annual meeting.

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New startup incubator focuses on innovation in the health sector

Startup catalyst Rock Health is soliciting hopeful health startups to apply for a chance to develop their ideas into fully-fledged businesses, products and services. To assist them, they will receive a grant, office space in Silicon Valley, branding, design and PR advice from Rock Health's in-house Creative Director, and access to experts at hospital partners such as Cincinnati Childrens Hospital.

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New flavor blocker makes food seem sweeter

A new compound was discoverd that blocks the taste buds' ability to detect bitter flavors. Ioana Ungureanu, a scientist at Givaudan Flavors Corporation was involved in this research and says the compound could help consumers follow healthier diets.

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UC launches first comprehensive brain cancer research program with $6.5M

University of Cincinnati hopes to improve treatment strategies for brain cancer and has launched the first comprehensive brain metastasis-specific translational research program in the country to better understand how cancer spreads in the brain.

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