Video: Northwest Ohio Impact Program Fall 2020 Showcase

On Tuesday, December 1, the fourth cohort of the Northwest Ohio Impact Program participated in a virtual version of their culminating showcase event. This event was an online demo-day-style competition where the seven program participants used their new knowledge and skills to present their pitch to a panel of judges for a chance to take

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Video: Elevate Your Side Hustle

When it comes to business development and entrepreneurship, the voyage is perilous but worthwhile for those with the right mindset and drive. In this recorded webinar, you’ll hear from Northwest Ohio Impact Program graduate Quintin Riley, owner of Toledo-based Legendary Carpet Care, about navigating the highs and lows of the side hustle, and learn how

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Angela Flowers Built A Business To Change Kids’ Lives

Angela Flowers has spent her career counseling at-risk kids challenged with mental health and social issues. Her years working in Cleveland’s public schools showed her the power of providing intervention directly in the learning environment. That set the stage for her to develop a business model to bring specialized support to as many kids as

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From Light Bulb Moment To Industry Leader, Wireless Environment Illuminates Cleveland’s Culture Of Innovation

David Levine and Michael Recker were tired of the same old lighting fixtures: the kind with tangles of wires and a complicated installation process that required an electrician. So, they set out to create a simpler, more cost-effective solution: bright, efficient, wireless lighting that could be easily installed anywhere.   The Solution Wireless Environment launched

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Ohio’s First Unicorn Proves A Thriving Tech Scene Is No Fairy Tale

The CoverMyMeds team knew the answer to an unsolved problem—a problem that, to some, was a matter of life and death. The U.S. pharmaceutical sector faced a chronic issue, one that was keeping millions from receiving their medical prescriptions and costing the healthcare industry billions of dollars every year. Due to a complex, time-intensive prior

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