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OUR DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO STARTUP SUCCESS
There's never been a better time to be an entrepreneur. But the startup road is steep and pocked with obstacles. Here are the stories of those who've made it, and advice for those who aspire to.
The Startup's Field Guide
A look at the incubators and accelerators supporting Northeast Ohio's entrepreneurs.
These successful entrepreneurs share their experiences from the trenches.
Muhga Eltigani, NaturAll Club
Zac Divencenzo, Jim D'Andrea and Dan Fernback, JuggerBot3D
Mike Krilivsky, Rageon.com
Mel McGee, We Can Code IT
We put Northeast Ohio entrepreneurs to the challenge of giving us their best 50-word elevator pitches. Here are a few of the best.
What I Wish I'd Known
Six entrepreneurs with at least one business under their belts share the startup lessons they wish they'd known.
Bad Girl, Good Grief
Our associate editor reveals the ups and downs of juggling job, entrepreneurship and life, with varying degrees of success.
What Funding Source is Right For You?
Follow these steps through the minefield of finding the right investor.
'Round the Region
It isn't just Northeast Ohio's big cities supporting startups. Here are some other organizations lending a hand to startups close to home.
The entrepreneurial bug is biting these four kids young, and they're catching attention for their growing startups.
Tackle your fear of missing out with this list of must-attend events for startups.
When to Leap
Bizdom's Ethan Cohen offers tips on when it's time to take the leap into entrepreneurship.
Lose the Lease
Rent a desk in one of these shared office spaces for commitment-phobes.
GOING BIG: TEAM NEO'S CLUSTER STRATEGY
Under the rallying cry of “Go big,” a new Team NEO is emerging with a focus on nurturing clusters that could become the future driver industries of the region’s economy.
Wearables & Embedded Intelligence
Shale, Oil & Gas
Having a Blast
After 40 years, Bruce Zoldan’s best-selling Phantom Fireworks brand is still celebrating the region’s successes.
Work of Art
Local contractor Northstar is creating a grand first impression for the National Mall’s latest museum addition.
After 30 years, the dean of Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs is moving on. As he prepares for his move to Columbus, Ned Hill reflects on Cleveland’s past, present and future.
Wheeling and Dealing
Infrastructure and events are making biking a preferred sport for the C-suite.
Hail to the Kutuchief
The Knight Foundation faces forward with a young new leader.
With $75,000 in federal grant money, Elyria is seeking a new lease on life.
Inspired by his own difficult diagnosis, Dr. Arman Askari founded Premier Health Advocates to help others facing medical issues.
PLAYERS | Upper Executive Appointments in Northeast Ohio
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Manager of Programs, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
In Praise of Startups
Our editor would make a terrible entrepreneur, but she's inspired by those who make it work.
Just (Don't) Do It
To embrace core competencies, our businesses and our cities need a list of stop-doings just as much as a list of to-do’s.
All Boxed In
Plenty of leaders are telling their employees to think outside of the box while creating workplace environments that keep that box firmly in place.
As head of CEOs for Cities, Lee Fisher crisscrosses the country to help urban centers learn from one another.
With a strong and growing commitment to local manufacturing, MAGNET’s built a nationally recognized hub for our legacy industry.
A Partnership for All
Collaboration between the city of Solon and its Chamber of Commerce benefits everyone from students to local manufacturers.
The Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce give members group buying power and encourage buying local.
Downtown revitalization is returning Youngstown to a destination for professionals and residents.
With $126 million in capital improvements, North Ridgeville is welcoming businesses and employees.
LAW & LEGAL SERVICES
Eight legal do's and don'ts to help startups protect their intellectual property.
In a time when a growing number of professionals are eschewing corporate life for an entrepreneurial one, universities are stepping up to offer programs tailor-made for startups.
MEETINGS & EVENTS
Meet and Greet
It may be a year away, but already event planners are busy and venues are filling up with the wave of events coming Cleveland's way as part of the 2016 Republican National Convention.