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1400 Food Lab Launched in Former Commissary Space

Walker Evans Walker Evans 1400 Food Lab Launched in Former Commissary Space

After nearly three years in operation, The Commissary has been reborn as 1400 Food Lab. The entrepreneurial kitchen incubator opened in late 2014 at 1400 Dublin Road as a place for local chefs, aspiring food entrepreneurs, food truck operators and the foodie community to gather and develop their ideas. New owners and management have transitioned the […]

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The Confluence Cast: Entrepreneurship with Jay Clouse

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Entrepreneurship with Jay Clouse

Project manager, community builder, and writer Jay Clouse has experienced most stages of an enrepenuerial business in a short time. We sat down to talk about his experience, the similarity between comedy and entrepreneurship, and the importance of asking good questions. http://media.blubrry.com/confluence/p/theconfluencecast.com/episodes/37_jayclouse.mp3 Shownotes for this episode Support for this episode of the Confluence Cast comes from Chepri, […]

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The Confluence Cast: Launching a Business in Columbus

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Launching a Business in Columbus

We’ve talked about what it’s like to run your own business and be an entrepreneur. But what if you’re just getting started? This week, representatives from ECDI talk about how they help businesses get going and the financing options that they have available. Our first interview is with Founder & CEO Inna Kinney, who shares the story […]

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Sneak Preview: Columbus Idea Foundry Expansion

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sneak Preview: Columbus Idea Foundry Expansion

After a year’s worth of work, the expansion of the Columbus Idea Foundry is approaching an end date. The entire second floor of the 60,000 square foot building at 421 West State Street is being reconstructed, retrofitting what was once a shoe factory into more maker space aimed at attracting creative office tenants, video game developers, […]

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The Confluence Cast: Restaurateurs

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Restaurateurs

What’s it like to own a restaurant and what drives people to do it? This week, we sat down with two restaurateurs with very different perspectives. First up, Sangeeta Lakhani, co-owner of The Table who speaks from her perspective on dealing with customers, employees, and the city. Then, an interview with Joe Deloss, founder and head fryer of Hot Chicken […]

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Want to Buy a Restaurant in Columbus? Here are 8 For Sale

Walker Evans Walker Evans Want to Buy a Restaurant in Columbus? Here are 8 For Sale

Restaurants and bars are constantly opening, closing, expanding, changing ownership and transforming. The constant cycle is what keeps the dining scene interesting in Columbus, and allows for new opportunities for those interested in entrepreneurship to get involved. Local business broker Randy Sokol of Sokol & Associations is well known for their involvement with restaurant transactions, […]

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Innovation District Proposed to Boost Entrepreneurism in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Innovation District Proposed to Boost Entrepreneurism in Columbus

The Short North, Franklinton or Downtown could one day be home to an “Innovation District” – a cluster of buildings offering office space, living quarters and complementary businesses that together local leaders hope would provide a boost to the city’s entrepreneurial culture. Former City Councilmember Troy Miller commissioned a feasibility study on the idea, and […]

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