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Ohio startup scene history will be made on Aug 25th in Columbus and you can get in absolutely FREE!  

Ohio startup scene history will be made on Aug 25th in Columbus and you can get in absolutely FREE!  

CodeLaunch Ohio 2022, presented by Cyrannus, will be unlike any startup event you’ve ever attended. This unique traveling startup accelerator will change the trajectory of five Ohio companies by connecting them with early-stage investors and a professional hackathon team to skyrocket their trajectory. Up to 900 guests will enjoy an experience similar to a live-audience Shark Tank episode. CodeLaunch is where founders, developers, and investors collide in a space where deals are made! 

CodeLaunch started in North Texas in 2012 and is now accelerated by Improving. The goal is to travel to cities worldwide, injecting rocket fuel into startup ecosystems. Attendees and sponsors help ensure the competition returns to Ohio regularly, providing tangible effects on our local startups. 

Please use this link to reserve free VIP admission to CodeLaunch Ohio 2022. When free passes run out, use our CAPA.com link to buy tickets. 🎟

Forget the normal, boring startup competition format at the door and join us at the Davidson Theatre at the Riffe Center in Columbus, OH, on August 25th at 5 pm.  

Data Privacy Bill Introduced, Big Lots’ New CTO, State Auto Financial Sold, the latest in Columbus Tech & Startup News.

Data privacy: Ohio introduces bill to let consumers see, delete the info companies keep – Columbus Dispatch |  Consumers have been largely left in the dark about what information businesses save, how they store that information and whether they sell data to other companies. Enter the Ohio Personal Privacy Act (House Bill 376).

Physna, Founder and CEO: Understanding Business Expansion – CDO Magazine | Paul Powers, Founder and CEO at Physna together with Brian Berning, Partner at RSM US shares advice on capital raising and expanding one’s business.

Big Lots Appoints Gurmeet Singh as Chief Technology Officer | Accomplished Technology Transformation Leader at Multiple Companies to Continue Big Lots’ Evolution into a Leading Omnichannel Retailer

Aunalytics Accelerates Insights-As-A-Service Offering Through Ohio Expansion | Aunalytics, a leading data platform company delivering Insights-as-a-Service to answer the most important business and IT questions, reported expansion of operations into Ohio. Aunalytics acquired NetGain in February 2021.

Liberty Mutual to buy Columbus-based State Auto Financial – Columbus Dispatch | State Auto Financial said Monday that it is being bought by Boston-based Liberty Mutual in a $1 billion deal being pitched as a way to help Liberty expand its offerings for small commercial insurance and consumers.

Drive Capital Raised $782M this year, Funding secured for new STEM School, 1500 Businesses affected by Kaseya attack.

Battelle-Supported Metro School Secures Funding to Re-Open Historic Building as STEM School | Metro Schools will renovate vacant school building for STEM-focused middle and high school with support from Battelle, The Ohio State University, other partners

Ohio doctor develops fast self-testing for COVID-19 – Spectrum News |  Ohio State Medical School graduate, trauma surgeon and entrepreneur Dr. Gregory Hummer was enjoying retirement when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Frustrated and wanting to be part of the solution, he took a look at some technology he had been working on at Case Western Reserve University a decade earlier.

Up to 1,500 businesses affected by ransomware attack, U.S. firm’s CEO says – Reuters | Between 800 and 1,500 businesses around the world have been affected by a ransomware attack centered on U.S. information technology firm Kaseya, its chief executive said on Monday.

Columbus companies in the Drive Capital portfolio have raised $782 million so far this year – Business First | Two venture capital rounds totaling $456 million for Columbus tech companies on the same day are emblematic of a breakout year for Drive Capital’s portfolio.


As Smart Columbus transitions after grant, region advancing autonomous vehicles – Columbus CEO | Instead of the hassle of finding multiple parking spaces or walking along busy roadways, what if a self-driving electric car was your chauffeur?

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Events

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