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Hour of Code: Columbus Makers’ Edition

  Hour of Code: Columbus Makers’ Edition

Join CoverMyMeds, LocalTechHeroes and others at the Idea Foundry on Sunday Dec. 10 in celebration of Computer Science Education Week with Hour of Code: Columbus Makers’ Edition. This event is family friendly and features hands-on learning with drones, robots, 3D printing, virtual reality and more. Whether you stop in for five minutes or the afternoon, […]

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The Confluence Cast: Venture Capital

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Venture Capital

We’re talking about capital in the capital city. VentureOhio helps to facilitate the entrepreneurial ecosystem in our state, and their annual VentureReport takes a detailed look at Ohio investment activity and the people and companies putting Ohio on the map. I sat down with VentureOhio’s CEO Falon Donohue and Brad Mascho, the co-founder of local startup CrossChx […]

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Smart Columbus Update: More Funding Secured, New “Chief Innovation Officer” to Lead Effort

Brent Warren Brent Warren Smart Columbus Update: More Funding Secured, New “Chief Innovation Officer” to Lead Effort

When Columbus was announced as the winner of the $40 million federal Smart City grant last summer, much was made of the additional $90 million in matching resources that were secured from local corporate and institutional partners. The city announced last week that it has secured additional commitments, growing the total pot of monetary and […]

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NEXT: Automation and Bioengineering Will Drive the Future of Manufacturing

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Automation and Bioengineering Will Drive the Future of Manufacturing

The Columbus Idea Foundry provides a glimpse of the future of manufacturing.  The Idea Foundry is an expression of the “maker movement,” a renewed interest in things and objects, in making and manufacture, and in the skilled trades, which have been in decline over the past two generations. Manufacturing at the Idea Foundry is smaller […]

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Idea Foundry to Begin Work on Phase 2 of Franklinton Maker Space

Walker Evans Walker Evans Idea Foundry to Begin Work on Phase 2 of Franklinton Maker Space

When the Columbus Idea Foundry first opened its doors in Franklinton last year, they were actually only halfway done with work on the 60,000 square foot building at 421 West State Street. Today, the leadership behind the makerspace organization is announcing that the second half of buildout is about to begin. “When we moved to Franklinton […]

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Explore Columbus: Avoid Getting Eaten by a Zombie

Sara Gaul Sara Gaul Explore Columbus: Avoid Getting Eaten by a Zombie

When I asked my boyfriend to spend a Wednesday evening trapped in a room with myself and a zombie, he looked at me as if I’d lost my mind. He ultimately agreed to come with me to check out Room Escape Adventures, an interactive theater experience located in Franklinton in the Columbus Idea Foundry Building. […]

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First Look: The New Columbus Idea Foundry in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The New Columbus Idea Foundry in Franklinton

The team at the Columbus Idea Foundry has been hard at work since the start of 2014 at renovating the first floor of an old Franklinton warehouse to make their new home. Today, the CIF will host its official ribbon cutting ceremony to usher in a new era for one of the largest maker space […]

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