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Entrepreneurship Resources

TechColumbus

TechColumbus accelerates the growth of the innovation economy by providing vital resources and assistance to people and enterprises that depend on technology to achieve their business goals.

Go BIG Network

The Go BIG Network allows professionals to connect with small businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, customers, vendors, employees and advisors. The Web site is like a "virtual rolodex" that people like yourself can use at any time to connect with people that can help your business.Being part of the Go BIG Network not only gives you an opportunity to find the resources you need but can also create new opportunities from others on the network who contact you.By connecting with other like-minded people, you can do many things, including:

  • Find funding through investors who are willing to help you
  • Get good advice from Subject Matter Experts
  • Find talent who is looking to work for startups and small companies
  • Attract customers who are looking for your services
  • Find vendors who are well-rated by others

For more information check out their FAQ page .

Venture Highway

Venture Highway was designed by successful serial entrepreneurs and highly respected academic thought leaders.  Whether you are an experienced entrepreneur, a professor looking to rev up your entrepreneurial education course offerings, or someone interested in starting your first business, Venture Highway can be your guide.

Columbus Chamber of Commerce

As a business advocacy organization representing 3,000 members, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce leads the way for economic growth in the region.The Chamber is committed to these objectives:

  • Helping your business profit and grow — now and in the long term.
  • Fostering a pro-business environment.
  • Advocating powerfully on behalf of all businesses in the Columbus region.

The Ohio Small Business Development Center

The Ohio Small Business Development Center(SBDC) gives local small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs the edge by providing the business expertise and counsel to help them succeed. Working with local Chambers and other regional economic development programs and through cooperative agreements with the Ohio Department of Development and the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBDC helps new businesses start right and provides essential resources for existing businesses.