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From Corporate Executive to Building a Business and to Making it on Her Own!

In this TIGER Tale, Beth Thomas will share her journey from Corporate Executive to successful entrepreneur. Beth will share her story of the risks, the failures, the rewards, and most importantly the joys of her experiences on the path to becoming CEO of her own growing business. As CEO of Change 4 Growth, Beth Thomas is responsible for the overall success of a widely respected consulting business. Beth has 25 years of experience specializing in
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May I See Your ID? Trials & Triumphs of Entrepreneurs Under 21

Innovate New Albany 8000 Walton Parkway Suite 200, New Albany, OH

Don’t miss the unique stories of Aaron Westbrook (of New Albany) and Brooke Yoakam (of Upper Arlington, OH), two creative, hard-working entrepreneurs, both under 21. They are each building serious products and strong organizations yet pursuing very different paths to their goals. Aaron Westbrook is a graduate of New Albany High School and a 2nd year Marketing student at The Ohio State University. In addition to carrying a full-time academic load, Aaron is Founder &
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How I Embraced Discomfort to Create a Career of Change, Growth, and Fulfillment

Innovate New Albany 8000 Walton Parkway Suite 200, New Albany, OH

Our speaker Amber Runyon is a walking inspiration for embracing risk and discomfort. She went to Ethiopia a nurse and came back an activist, selling everything she owned to launch a candle company to combat human trafficking. The “what” and “why” were simple -- create a company to globally redeem, restore, empower and equip those vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation and addiction with the resources to restore their lives. The “how” was a bit
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An Entrepreneurial Journey – From Columbus to Silicon Valley to New Albany

Innovate New Albany 8000 Walton Parkway Suite 200, New Albany, OH

A startup - and life's journeys - rarely follow a straight line. Learn about Matt Golis's entrepreneur story from growing up in Columbus, to experiencing the first dot-com boom and bust, and then coming out the other side and achieving success before moving to New Albany after 20 years in Silicon Valley. Having the unique perspective of living half his life in Central Ohio and almost half in Silicon Valley, Matt will help you appreciate
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Myonexus Therapeutics: 0 to >$200 Million in Less than Three Years

Innovate New Albany 8000 Walton Parkway Suite 200, New Albany, OH

Dr. Triplett will share the story of how Myonexus Therapeutics was formed and quickly achieved a $200+ million exit in less than three years. Attendees will learn about Columbus' life sciences innovation strengths and how the Columbus Region can build upon Myonexus and other successes to create a sustainable, larger life sciences venture and innovation ecosystem. Dr. Michael Triplett is a co-founder and Managing Member of 1787 Bio, LLC, a life sciences investment organization based
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Meet the Middleman Revitalizing Innovation in Middle America

Innovate New Albany 8000 Walton Parkway Suite 200, New Albany, OH

This event has been rescheduled to June 5, 2020. Max Brickman knows the startup ecosystem backward and forwards. By the time he could drive, he had seven employees, 300 accounts, and a buyer lined up for the commercial landscape design business he founded just a year before. That same year, at just 16, Max founded his second company, Peloton Investments. In between classes, he spent his high school and college years raising over $30M from
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How I Launched a Company for Good from My Dorm Room

Innovate New Albany 8000 Walton Parkway Suite 200, New Albany, OH

Please register by 1:00 pm, Thu Apr. 2. We'll send you a link to tune in to the livestream.  Madison Mikhail Bush wasn’t a software engineer… or a philanthropist... in fact she was a biology major at Capital University who made it her responsibility to help organizations doing the best work find better resources to amplify that work. So Madison took the leap and created POINT, an app that allows nonprofits to post volunteer opportunities straight
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Meet the Middleman Revitalizing Innovation in Middle America (LIVESTREAM)

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Please register by 8 pm, Thu June 4. By 9 pm, we’ll send you a link to access LIVESTREAM. Max Brickman knows the startup ecosystem backward and forwards. By the time he could drive, he had seven employees, 300 accounts, and a buyer lined up for the commercial landscape design business he founded just a year before. That same year, at just 16, Max founded his second company, Peloton Investments. In between classes, he spent
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Responsible Company Giving: Tips to Create an Impactful Strategy from a Company Born Out of Philanthropy (LIVESTREAM)

Please register by 9 pm, Tue June 23. By 10 pm, we’ll send you a link to access LIVESTREAM. RTRX began in 2011 with a single question … "What if?  What if we could do good while doing business?"  RTRX wanted to make an impact, but in a different way … a better way. The answer was at the intersection of business, inspiration, and purpose. Originally a philanthropic arm of Rockbridge Capital, RTRX is now
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Using AI in Healthcare: The Deep Lens Story (LIVESTREAM)

Please register by 9 pm, Thu Nov 19. At about 10 pm, we’ll send you a link to access LIVESTREAM. The initial idea for Deep Lens came together when the company's founders, Dave Billiter, Simon Arkell, and TJ Bowen, realized that Dave's digital pathology inventions from his days as head of innovation at Nationwide Children's Hospital could form the basis for a completely rethought approach to clinical trial recruitment. In 2017 Dave, the pathology innovator, pitched
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The Pivot: How Refill Built a Path for Sustainable Growth in the Midst of a Pandemic (LIVESTREAM)

Please register by 10 pm, Tue Dec 8. At 11 pm, you'll receive a link to access the LIVESTREAM on Dec 9. Please join us for this TIGER Tale, to hear the exciting story of Refill and its 6-year journey to date.  You'll learn about the company's first 5 years through 2019, its pandemic-induced pivot this year leading to accelerated growth, and its exciting plans for long-term sustainable success! Anthony Reynolds, CoFounder & Chief Marketing
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Who Are U? A Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Medical Device Startup

Please register by 10 pm, Thu Jan 21. At 11 pm, you'll receive a link to access the Jan 22 LIVESTREAM. U: The Brain Company is developing Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Devices for disorders like Alzheimer's Disease, Major Depressive Disorder, and Multiple Sclerosis. In this TIGER Tale, U's three company founders will discuss how they first met, their technology, and the big impact they plan for it to have on the field of neuroscience. The company's
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Justice Through Jobs (LIVESTREAM)

Please register by 10 pm, Thu Mar 18. At 11 pm, we'll email you a link to access LIVESTREAM the next day. Harley Blakeman is Founder & CEO of Honest Jobs, a jobs platform helping people impacted by the criminal justice system find employment fast.  In this TIGER Tale, participants will learn about Harley's personal journey that led to him create, launch, and now scale Honest Jobs. Harley and the CTO of Honest Jobs, Mark
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My Journey as Inventor & 4X Founder

Please register by 10 pm, Tuesday Mar 30. At 11 pm, we'll email you a link to access LIVESTREAM the next day. Dawn Dickson-Akpoghene is a serial entrepreneur and inventor with over 19 years of experience in technology, marketing and business development. Her most recent ventures are Flat Out of Heels and PopCom.  Join us for this TIGER Tale in which Dawn will describe her entrepreneurial journey and some of her ambitious future plans. Of
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From Aviator to Entrepreneur (LIVESTREAM)

Please register by 10 pm on Tue Jan 25. At 11 pm, we’ll email you a Zoom link to access the LIVESTREAM the next day. Please join Dr. Jim Guilkey, for this TIGER Tale, as he shares his experience and lessons learned from a career that started in aviation and then moved into entrepreneurship. He’ll discuss how he built his learning services business, S4 NetQuest, from the ground up. Included will be insights on the
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When We Come Together, You CAN’T STOP COLUMBUS

Innovate New Albany 8000 Walton Parkway Suite 200, New Albany, OH

Please register by 10:00 pm, Tue August 2.  Hybrid format: select either "In-Person" or "Virtual via Zoom." On the evening of August 1, we’ll send a reminder email (including Zoom link) to all who've registered. Can’t Stop Columbus (CSC) is a community-wide movement, founded in 2020 as an immediate response to some of the big challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. CSC was created to address many of  our community's biggest challenges. Activating our city's
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