HCDC, Inc. was recently honored with the “Partnership in Economic Development” Diamond Award at the National Association of Development Companies (NADCO) Spring Summit in Washington, D.C. This award recognizes HCDC as a Certified Development Company maximizing local economic impact.
Startup Cincy Town Hall – Wednesday, June 15th, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
What started out as a hashtag…morphed into a movement…and is now a growing community. Join Cintrifuse as it lays the groundwork for “StartupCincy 2.0.”
Here’s what will be discussed:
- Progress to date
- Buy-in and feedback from community stakeholders
- The vision for the future
- This is your movement. It’s your community. Cintrifuse wants (more of) your voice.
Two days of intensive immersion to get your startup started. Plus, you get at least 60 minutes to give your pitch, idea, concept and get feedback from local angels, entrepreneurs and service providers in private mentoring sessions. What You’ll Learn: “How to Create a Business Plan That Attracts Investors – And Pitch It,” “Who to Hire—and When,” “The Strategic Use of Intellectual Property,” “The View from On High–What Investors Look for in a Startup,” and everything else you want to know – in a Q&A session with local entrepreneurs. The cost for this intense, informative (and fun) two day session is just $325!
HCDC has been chosen as one of 95 host companies for NewCo Cincinnati attendees on Thursday, July 21, 2016. Designed to appeal to university students, young professionals, and the “naturally curious,” this one-day event features presentations and office tours from more than 95 local Cincinnati companies. Each company provides a unique experience at their location ranging from hands-on workshops to traditional speaker/subject matter expert and educational events. The sessions are 45 minutes long and give festivalgoers a chance to get up close and personal with a diverse mix of businesses.
HCDC’s scheduled presentation time is 8:45 am – 9:30 am. We will give an overview of the HCDC Business Center, then ask four different clients to speak about how the Business Center program has helped their business succeed. If you are interested in being one of these presenters, please contact Karla Boldery at email@example.com. Click here to see the full NewCo Cincinnati Schedule.
Louis Goldfarb, Professor of Clinical Law at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Law, has partnered with the Business Center to host a student law clinic on-site June 13th-August 16th. Four second- and third-year law students will be working in 1776’s Suite 312 to provide law guidance to Business Center Clients who applied for assistance (GeckoTek and Walter’s Coatings for 2016) as well as six clients from First Batch, a Cincinnati startup accelerator. This law clinic is held annually, so be sure to submit your application next year before the deadline if you require legal assistance.
Business Center Summer Interns
A number of HCDC Business Center clients have hired college interns for the summer, exemplifying all the growth happening in our program. You can see new faces at Purposeful Networks, PRD Tech, and Fureverhome. If you see these faces in the building, go ahead and say “hi” and show them how great it is to work for an entrepreneur!
School/Major: University of Cincinnati, Marketing & Management
About Me: “I am an imaginative student, and I love continuously learning and creating while also starting my professional career. I am an animal enthusiast and want to create a better life on land through volunteering and doing my part to recycle.”
Responsibilities: “As an intern at Purposeful Networks I am responsible for helping with event planning, press releases, and social media. Along with those responsibilities I am also one of the coaches for our Youth Advisory Board, and work with partners as an InnerView specialist.”
Sarah Bode, Purposeful Networks
School/Major: University of Cincinnati, Graphic Communication Design
About me: “I am passionate about good health and wellbeing for all. I believe design and creativity can help ideas come to life and improve people’s quality of living.”
Responsibilities: “At Purposeful Networks I am responsible for the print and interactive graphics for our company and our clients. I am also one of the team coaches for the Youth Advisory Board and an InnerView specialist.”
Link to InnerView: http://InnerView.org/profile/SarahBode
Patrick Aguilar, Purposeful Networks
School/Major: Miami University, Management & Leadership
About Me: I believe that business is a collaboration of people making the world a better place. Creativity is the spark to make business better. I provide the lighter fluid.
Responsibilities: “At Purposeful Networks I am responsible for infusing the UN Sustainable Development Globals into everything we do. Thereby connecting our daily impact to a larger, more meaningful whole. Additionally, I am the proud coach of four wonderful high school students on our Youth Advisory Board.”
Link to InnerView: http://innerview.org/profile/PatrickAguilar
Jeremy Morall, Purposeful Networks
School/Major: University of Cincinnati Marketing & Electronic Media
About Me: “I am an advocate for equal educational opportunities. I am a fun-loving student that believes in mentorship and developing people into the best version of themselves.”
Responsibilities: “I am primarily responsible for social media at Purposeful Networks. I am also working with AmeriCorps members for InnerView as well as the youth advisory board as a team coach.”
Claire CasaSanta, Fureverhome
School/Major: Miami University, Professional Writing and Interactive Media Studies
About Me: “I strive to always be the most hardworking and fun person in the room. I’m vehemently enthusiastic about my interests. This summer, I am trying to say ‘yes’ to doing and trying more things.”
Responsibilities: “At Fureverhome, I am in charge of picking out our adoptable animal of the week, reaching out to the animal welfare organizations in the area, managing our social media, and crafting newsletters to go out to the organizations in our community.”
Jacob Fields, PRD Tech
School/Major: University of Cincinnati, Chemical Engineering
About Me: “I am very passionate about helping others in whatever way possible. I also work as a math tutor ranging from Kindergarten to Calculus 2. In my free time I volunteer as a Younglife leader at Norwood High School. My favorite hobby is to play Ultimate Frisbee, which I have played for UC in the past and plan on doing in the future.”
Responsibilities: “At PRD Tech, my main responsibility is doing research. I receive projects that require me to order the materials needed for the project so that I could run tests and experiments on a small scale. Then I gather some data to prepare to move to a larger scale operation. I also did research on what had already been done in the areas we were working in so that we could grow from those places and move past the current technologies. I also help prepare models for presentations and occasionally helped present for our company.”