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Our Managing Director Bill Baumel and Partner Jill Raderstorf will share knowledge with students, entrepreneurs and other members of the Columbus community throughout the month of November, furthering their mission to help foster a thriving startup culture and shape the next generation of innovators and investors in Ohio.

These speaking engagements support OIF’s commitment to raise visibility for Ohio and the Midwest as a leading hub for venture capital activity, with world-class research, leading innovators and partners in sectors such as healthcare, financial services, industrial products and consumer packaged goods, and a talented, and highly productive employee  base.

Bill Baumel and Jill Raderstorf will host a session titled “Is VC Investment Right For You?” at The Starting Line powered by The Innovation Studio at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Greg Moran, Chief Operating Officer at OIF cybersecurity portfolio company Wiretap, will also speak to their decision to take on venture capital, and the strategic and operational implications of doing so.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 1:00 p.m.
Where: Idea Foundry, 421 W. State St., Columbus, Ohio

Jill Raderstorf will speak at an ideation event for undergraduate students hosted by OHI/O, a program dedicated to fostering technology culture at Ohio State. Raderstorf will discuss the lean business canvas, an entrepreneur-focused business plan that places an emphasis on problems, solutions, key metrics and competitive advantages.

When: Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: OSU’s Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME), 1314 Kinnear Road, Columbus, Ohio

Bill Baumel and Jill Raderstorf will speak to an entrepreneurial business-focused class at the Michael E. Moritz College of Law at Ohio State. They will discuss the state of the VC ecosystem in Ohio and how OIF supports its portfolio companies through both capital investment and expertise in scaling businesses.

When: Thursday, Nov. 15 at 3:15 p.m.
Where: Moritz College of Law, 55 W 12th Ave, Room 351, Columbus, Ohio

We are committed to training the next generation of venture investors and entrepreneurs through events like these.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact us at

Interested in Learning More about Ohio Innovation Fund and Venture Capital?