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Stories of Icons
The paths entrepreneurs take as they build a company are similar, whether they started a business 100 years ago or start one today. The entrepreneurial icons from Northeast Ohio’s past led their companies down this high growth path and created organizations that have continued to grow for decades.
Each of the stories that follow is mapped to the Ohio Third Frontier commercialization framework to outline the different stages of growth and activities in each stage. Although each entrepreneur’s journey is slightly different, the general path is the same.
Read these stories and be inspired to see the potential that today's innovators can realize.