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Making Impressions, Sharing Expertise: October 15, 2018 Portfolio Update

OIF Portfolio Companies Contribute to Conferences & Earn Honors from Influential Organizations

When industry groups are looking for fast-rising companies to recognize, and when organizers of important conferences seek experts in their fields to help inform attendees, they look to the Ohio Innovation Fund’s portfolio companies. As you read on, you’ll see how our portfolio companies are making a difference in their industries – and gaining renown for it.


Eccrine Systems Inc. is Tops in its Category for Cincy Inno’s 50 on Fire

Ohio Medical Startup FundingWhen Cincy Inno held its inaugural 50 on Fire awards event, it made a special effort to highlight sweat sensor development company Eccrine Systems, Inc. as its category winner for Health Sciences. Though 50 companies and individuals were named to the original 50 on Fire list in early September, Eccrine Systems, Inc. was one of only seven to be named an Inno Blazer, beating six other companies in Health Sciences to earn a literal red blazer in recognition.

Read more about the awards here.

Also gaining recognition in its local market is OIF portfolio company Wiretap, named by Columbus Business First as one of Central Ohio’s Best Places to Work. Read the full story here.


ConnXus Platform Takes Home Award at International Procurement Summit

Cloud-Based Supplier Management Solutions SuiteThe Sourcing Industry Group’s Global Executive Summit, taking place Oct. 15-18 in Rancho Mirage, California, includes a program recognizing impactful products in the procurement industry, and one of the four products being recognized this year is the myConnXion platform by supplier management company ConnXus. SIG lauded ConnXus, which is also presenting at the summit, for myConnXion’s ability to streamline the sourcing process and its positive changes to the fundamental interactions between buyers and suppliers.

Read about the summit here.

ConnXus Founder and CEO Rod Robinson was recently named to the board of directors for Cincinnati economic development organization Cintrifuge. Read more about it here.


A Chilling Challenge: Global Cooling Presents & Sponsors Competition at Conference

The International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories’ annual conference, running Oct. 14-17, is the leading international conference on energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in laboratories, and playing a significant part in this year’s event is Global Cooling, maker of the Stirling Ultracold ultra-low temperature freezer. In addition to hosting an exhibition booth at the conference, Stirling Ultracold is a platinum sponsor of, and will present awards at, the International Laboratory Freezer Challenge. The company also sponsors the My Green Lab summit.

Read up on the conference here.

OIF portfolio company Complion also gave a recent conference presentation, at the Global Site Solutions Summit, which you can read about here.


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Making Impressions, Sharing Expertise: October 15, 2018 Portfolio Update