2009 Winner of the Building Entrepreneurial Capacity Category
TechColumbus’ TechStart program supports and develops viable entrepreneurial companies from their earliest phase through their launch as significant economic contributors. The TechStart team in collaboration with its partners has invested $11.5 million directly in technology startups, resulting in the creation of 912 jobs having an average annual salary of more than $62,000. The team serves startups located in its business incubator and across the 15-county Central Ohio region. The TechColumbus mission also includes programs and services that build a highly networked technology community through events, membership and marketing.
Listen to Will Indest’s response to the following questions in this clip (approximately 10 minutes):
- The judges described your initiative as an impressive pipeline for entrepreneurs; can you provide a brief overview of the services offered by TechColumbus?
- What are the advantages of the comprehensive approach taken by TechColumbus?
- If an organization were trying to emulate your success, what advice would you give them?
Or download the transcript at: http://www.sstiawards.org/transcripts/indest.pdf.