April 2016 Business Center Newsletter
ReadySet Surgical Business Showcase Video
Thanks to everyone who attended, participated, and/or sponsored HCDC Business Center’s recent Business Showcase & Innovation Village event. For those unable to attend, or those who just want a refresher, we will be featuring a new video each month from our Business Showcase presenters. These will go in order of the presentations the day of the event. Up first is Keerthi Kanubaddi from ReadySet Surgical. Great job, Keerthi!
Free Event: “Building Capacity to Create Access” – May 2nd, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
How can you access capital to grow your business? How can your business be considered for State of Ohio and Fifth Third Bank procurement projects? On Monday, May 2nd, you are invited to attend a free, half-day business development summit. “Building Capacity to Create Access” attendees will have the opportunity to learn about accessing capital to grow their businesses and the procurement process for Fifth Third Bank and State of Ohio projects. Attendees will also receive speed coaching with local business bankers and community partners interested in your business’ development.
For the full agenda, as well as to register, click here.
Free Event: “Google Your Way to Growth: Let’s Put Cincinnati on the Map”
– May 17th, 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
This free event is designed to help small businesses in the Cincinnati area gain the tools and knowledge to help grow their businesses. Multiple avenues for success will be discussed, including using the Google Platform as a means for gaining an online presence. There will also be three panels discussing “Funding and Financial Resources,” “Government Contracts and Subcontracting,” and “Growth Strategy and Marketing.” Food will be provided. Participants are also invited to stay after the event for an opportunity to network with other local businesses in Rhinegeist’s taproom.
For the full agenda and session descriptions, as well as to register, click here.
HCDC Chosen as a NewCo Cincinnati Stop
Again this year, the HCDC Business Center has been chosen as a stop during the NewCo Cincinnati event happening on Thursday, July 21st. NewCo is a powerful vehicle to bring qualified people to HCDC. As a NewCo host, we will give a one-hour presentation on exactly what we are doing here at the Business Center. Would you be interested in participating? If so, please contact Karla Boldery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NewCo host companies benefit through marketing, business development, and recruiting opportunities, along with enhancing community relations. NewCo attendees are high caliber members of Cincinnati, across a range of business sectors. They are physically coming to HCDC to learn about our leaders, mission, and impact on the world. This is a unique opportunity for HCDC to not only spread the word about why what we are doing is important and different, and how we are building our economy one business at a time, but also a chance to create new business and community relationships.
Previous NewCo Festival sessions have led to host companies creating new business partnerships, making new hires, and establishing new contacts with neighbors next door and across town.
Congratulations to G2Local as a Fast 55 Awards Finalist
Congratulations to Grace Bosworth and her company G2Local on their nomination to the Cincinnati Business Courier 2016 list of Fast 55 Awards Finalists. The Fast 55 program, which ranks the fastest-growing private companies in Greater Cincinnati, lists the top companies in five revenue categories, from $1 million to $100+ million. To be included, a company must be based in the Greater Cincinnati region and have at least $1 million in average revenue over three years.
Global to Local Language Solutions, better known as G2Local, is a quickly growing language services company. As the region continues to diversify, the need for high-quality interpreting and translation services has exploded. G2Local leverages the latest in translation and interpreting technologies while coordinating a diverse customer base, hundreds of local interpreters, and dozens of daily appointments. G2Local is a certified woman-owned business and aspires to become a regional player in the language services industry over the years to come.
|Save the Date: The next eKickStart session is Friday, May 13th. Topic and presenter TBD. More information to follow.|