Buckeye Executive Network
Experienced entrepreneurs who have a desire to help advance Ohio State technologies can do so by becoming a member of the Buckeye Executive Network.
Central Ohio Ecosystem
Startups formed with Ohio State technology benefit from becoming part of the central Ohio entrepreneurial
- In 2017, Columbus ranked third on the Kauffman Foundation’s annual index of growth entrepreneurship — a measure of how hospitable a city is for high-growth startups — ahead of San Jose and San Francisco. That year, the Kauffman Foundation also named Columbus the top metropolitan area for scaling young companies.
- VentureOhio notes that more venture capital funding is flowing through Ohio than at any other point in the state’s history. In 2016, $470 million was invested in 210 startups, a 46 percent increase over the previous two years. Cited by Venture Beat magazine, Columbus was also one of the few U.S. cities to see its total number of startups raising their first round of venture capital financing grow over the past seven years.
According to Forbes and Venture Beat, a solid base in research and producing talent in Columbus has helped the city to grow in startup activity. Other key factors include:
- Location: nearly 50 percent of the U.S. population is within a day’s drive of Columbus.
- Access to corporate partners: Columbus has a large Fortune 1000 base, and many corporations are signing on to be startups’ first customers while also investing in them.
- Low operating costs: according to KPMG and EY, Columbus’ tax climate was ranked as one of the top three most business-friendly environments in the U.S. In comparison to traditional entrepreneurial hubs like New York City, Boston and Silicon Valley, Columbus offers comparatively low operating costs for businesses.
News & Events
Drug Repurposing Discussion
October 4, 2019
Intellectual property experts will present and overview details on how you can utilize drug repurposing in your work.
Accelerator Awards application period now open
September 17, 2019
Great #OhioState workshop yesterday for those interested in learning more about the @Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) grant. Thanks to our panel and participants. To learn more and apply visit: https://t.co/WqyI20ZpPO https://t.co/hqTOG1CbpW
Interested in solving complex societal problems and catalyzing scientific innovation? Join @OhioStSustain on 10/15 for an interactive webinar on @NSF’s Growing Convergence Research, which could provide up to $3.6M in funding. To register, visit: https://t.co/XKsYAE0Syb https://t.co/1SEAkkzRnD
“While there are countless good reasons to improve mental health and substance misuse services in America, our data suggests that big investments won’t lead to much improvement in saving lives lost to firearm suicide. " New @OhioState study. https://t.co/HaU9davh2r
AI and deep learning are transforming the way we do business, but how are we addressing the social implications of these advances? SVP Morley Stone is at the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum in Kyoto, Japan and spoke on this important topic. #BuckeyesAbroad https://t.co/hsuYZDIX5U