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Idea Forge: Grassroots Micro-Financing for Columbus Entrepreneurs

 Reese Neader Idea Forge: Grassroots Micro-Financing for Columbus Entrepreneurs

Inspired by a dream, literally, Near East Side resident Tamela Walker embarked upon a culinary journey to combine the crunchy saltiness of a tortilla chip with the luscious sweetness of drizzled chocolate. She called this succulent treat Torlitas. Tamela worked tirelessly to take Torlitas from a mere dream, to a part-time business, into a full-time […]

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Idea Forge: Creating the Civic Innovation Blueprint

 Reese Neader Idea Forge: Creating the Civic Innovation Blueprint

Throughout the country there are regions that have a thriving civic innovation ecosystem. Columbus is right there being consistently recognized as one of the world’s most intelligent cities. We are a smart and open community anchored by world-class institutions, businesses, and celebrations. But civic innovation isn’t just the presence of organizations, their talent, and their […]

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Idea Forge: Columbus is a City You Can Build

 Reese Neader Idea Forge: Columbus is a City You Can Build

The #1 up-and-coming tech city. Among the world’s most intelligent communities. Home to the nation’s largest university. The top metro for global 500 companies. The state capital of Ohio. Columbus is an emerging global city, full of individuals and organizations with the skills to make our region an international destination. It took decades of hard […]

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