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Matched Pattern is a custom software development and advisory consultancy built on over 20 years of practice in the software industry. Founder, Matt Darby, has worked in every level of tech from local engineering firms to globally recognized healthcare organizations, enterprise insurance to publicly traded firms like Rackspace. Matched Pattern’s consultants are all senior in their field, and have designed and developed resilient, robust systems for enterprises of all sizes. Matched Pattern has deep experience in working with business in complex fields such as healthcare and finance, and the expertise to evaluate existing software or still-on-the-drawing-board projects to provide guidance on technology strategy and compliance issues across a variety of fields.
Wed. 10/3 – Hosted private equity executive Brian McCue of Hudson, OH (AEA Investors LP and Foley Network Resources LLC) with goal of exploring synergies between his NE Ohio network and our community in Central Ohio. Explained mission, programs and companies represented and provided a tour. Subsequently connected Brian to former Innovate NA tenant Alex Lowery of WiseChem for their mutual benefit.
Tue. 10/9 – Hosted 19 visitors from various eastern European countries including Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Moldova as part of the US Department of Commerce International Trade Administration’s SABIT Group Program (Special American Business Internship Training). As part of a team – with Angela Hobart and Allison Criger of the City of New Albany’s Community Development Department and Cherie Nelson of the New Albany Chamber of Commerce – gave presentation about New Albany’s varied initiatives to promote economic advancement.
Mon. 10/22 – Met with Tracy Treon and Katerina Hazimihalis, who lead the marketing efforts at the Porter Wright law firm. Explained the mission and goals of Innovate New Albany and described each of our event programs. Explored opportunities to work together closing out 2018 and planned opportunities for 2019. Thanked them for their support in 2018 and asked if they would be willing to consider increasing their sponsorship level in 2019. They said they would consider doing that. I will be giving them a specific proposal in the next several days.
Tue. 10/23 – Met with Michael Bowers of the Ohio SBDC (Small Business Development Center) Columbus. Made plans for SBDC participation in Innovate New Albany TIGER Events and Expert Office Hours in 2019.
Thu. 10/25 – Participated in New Albany CIC meeting held to review the role played by Rev1 Ventures in the Central Ohio startup/innovation community and its contributions to Innovate New Albany and New Albany in general. Followed up with Kristy Campbell, Chief Operating Officer for Rev1 to begin planning for collaborative activities in 2019. Received commitment for Rev1 to participate in our Expert Office Hours program in 2019.
Mon. 10/29 – Met with Jeremiah Young, Innovation & Commercialization Manager for Ohio Health. Explored ways in which Innovate New Albany or Founders Institute, Columbus Chapter can be helpful to the innovation efforts at Ohio Health.