In The News

Columbus CEO: To solve the workforce issue, business and education must work together–and they are, January 26, 2020

Forbes: Securing Strategic Partners: Five Tips for Startups, December 30, 2019

Ohio Chamber of Commerce: Ohio Chamber Research Foundation Explores the Future of Innovation in Ohio, December 2, 2019

Columbus CEO: Bill Baumel brings Silicon Valley cred to Ohio universities’ VC drive, November 26, 2019

Crunchbase News: A Snapshot of Venture and Startup Activity in Esports, November 15, 2019

Smart Business Dealmakers: Ohio Innovation Fund Invests in Windpact, November 12, 2019

PR Newswire: Ohio Innovation Fund invests in impact protection company founded and led by legendary Ohio State and NFL player Shawn Springs, November 12, 2019

OHIO News: Entrepreneurship Grad Blazes Trail in Fast-Growing Esports Industry, November 8, 2019

Spectrum News 1: TechOhio Startup Awards Contest, November 7, 2019

Columbus Business First: Ohio University graduate raises $1.4M to launch LinkedIn for the esports industry, November 6, 2019

PR Newswire: Midwest esports company raises $1.4 million seed round, November 5, 2019

CincyInno: The Funding Index: A Roundup of Cincinnati VCs, Angels and Other Investment Firms, September 24, 2019

Columbus Business First: Midwest is a region of ‘overwhelming opportunity’ for VC firms, September 16, 2019

CincyInno: This Mason Startup is Revolutionizing Heart-Scan Technology, September 5, 2019

Cincinnati Business Courier: Mason firm adds former Assurex Health executive to C-suite, August 27, 2019

Forbes: Proceed with Caution: 10 Tips For Angel Investors Looking to Fund a Startup, August 12, 2019

Forbes: Vetting Potential Investors: 11 Tips for Entrepreneurs, July 31, 2019

Thrive Global: Exploring Entrepreneurship: How the next generation can get a head start, July 29, 2019

Rebel Financial: Ohio Innovation Fund with Bill Baumel, July 29, 2019

Rebel Financial: Bill Baumel Live Broadcast, July 26, 2019

HR Tech Outlook: Communication and Culture: How to Win the Next Generation at Work, July 25, 2019

Forbes: From Corporation to Startup Company: What Corporate Executives Need to Know, July 12, 2019

TechCrunch Extra Crunch: Economic development organizations: good or bad for entrepreneurial activity?, June 7, 2019

Ohio State Alumni Magazine: Start Me Up, Summer 2019

FitSmallBusiness: 10 Venture Capital Advantages & Disadvantages, May 15, 2019

Crain’s Cleveland Business: Through Q1, Keyfactor fundraise leads Ohio in VC deals, April 11, 2019

Forbes: How Tech’s ‘Big Five’ Have Changed The Venture Capital Landscape, April 10, 2019

Columbus Business First: Fast-growing Columbus startup rebranding, looking for new home as it adds staff, April 2, 2019

Columbus Business First: Business First announces the 40 under 40 Class of 2019, April 1, 2019

Exsoft: EmployStream Raises USD 3.5 Million in Series A Funding Round, March 29, 2019

TechOhio: Cleveland Tech Company EmployStream Raises $3.5 Million, March 28, 2019

Smart Business Dealmakers: EmployStream Gets $3.5 Series A Bump, March 28, 2019

People Matters Global: HR Tech Firm Raises $3.5 MN in Series A Funding, March 28, 2019

HR Technologist: EmployStream Receives $3.5 Million in Series A Financing Round, March 27, 3019

Crain’s Cleveland Business: Cleveland Tech Company EmployStream Raises $3.5 Million, March 27, 2019

MedTechDive: Biomagnetic Imaging for Chest Pain Wins FDA Clearance, March 25, 2019

Fit Small Businesses: Top 26 Financial Tips for Entrepreneurs, March 15, 2019

CIO Dive: 2019 M&A outlook: Heavy tech acquisitions ahead after blockbuster 2018, February 25, 2019

Conquering Columbus: Episode 142 | Ohio Innovation Fund, February 24, 2019

Medical Design and Outsourcing: Regulatory software company Complion raises $7M, February 14, 2019

GlobeNewswire: Complion Raises $7 Million in Series B Funding Round, February 11, 2019

Columbus Business First: Ohio State cybersecurity spinoff raises $1.25M round led by OSU-backed VC firm, February 1, 2019

Innovation & Tech Today: Powering an Innovation Ecosystem in Appalachian Ohio, January 25, 2019, Global Cooling Inc.’s Innovative Stirling Ultracold Ultra-Low Temperature Freezers Secure Funding, January 16, 2019

CincyInno, Innovate Ohio Project Wants to Help State Government Better Utilize Tech, January 15, 2019

CincyInno, 5(+) Predictions for the Cincinnati Tech and Startup Ecosystem, January 14, 2019

Columbus Business First, Viewpoint: 7 tips for Ohio companies to achieve growth that attracts VC , January 10, 2019

Columbus Business First, Athens maker of medical deep freezers raises more than $10M, December 31, 2018

Conquering Columbus, Episode 133 | Ohio Innovation Fund, December 23, 2018

One Million by One Million (1Mby1M), Catching Up On Readings: Holiday Gift Guide, December 16, 2018

One Million by One Million (1Mby1M), 1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Bill Baumel of Ohio Innovation Fund (Part 3), December 16, 2018

One Million by One Million (1Mby1M), 1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Bill Baumel of Ohio Innovation Fund (Part 2), December 15, 2018

One Million by One Million (1Mby1M), 1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Bill Baumel of Ohio Innovation Fund (Part 1), December 14, 2018

CIO Dive, The biggest, baddest, billion-dollar tech deals in 2018, December 14, 2018

upside (podcast), UP00H: tackling the Series A/B capital gap in Ohio // a coffee chat with Bill Baumel and Jill Raderstorf (Ohio Innovation Fund), December 12, 2018

Channel Futures, Venture Capital to Play Big Role in Security in 2019, November 30, 2018

Crain’s Cleveland Business, University of Akron’s Startup Challenge is more than a pitch contest, November 27, 2018

Energy News Network, How Ohio can capture $25 billion worth of clean energy growth, November 19, 2018

1Mby1M, 412th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast with Bill Baumel, Ohio Innovation Fund, November 12, 2018

FinSMEs, Enable Injections Holds First Closing of Series B Round, October 25, 2018

Healthcare Analytics News, Enable Injections, October 25, 2018

MobiHealthNews, Enable Injections brings in $50M for wearable subcutaneous therapeutic delivery devices, October 25, 2018

MedTechDive, Drug-delivery device developer snags Sanofi as investor,

Cincinnati Business Courier, Cincinnati firm lands $40M venture capital investment by Barrett Brunsman 10/25/18

Cheddar, Mezu Is Venmo for People Who Don’t Want to Share Their Personal Info  9/24/2018

Cheddar, Mezu: No Cash? No Problem! 9/21/2018

Cheddar, Dow Ends the Week at a Record, Farfetch Struts its Stuff  9/21/2018, M.R. Asks 3 Questions: Bill Baumel, Managing Director, Ohio Innovation Fund  9/18/2018

CincyInno, The Stages of Growing a VC Market (And Why the Midwest is on the Cusp) 9/18/2018

Global University Venturing, News roundup 30 July  7/30/2018

Global University Venturing, RXQ Presses Series A  7/25/2018

HIT Consultant, RXQ Compounding Raises $7M for FDA Approved 503B Outsourcing Facility 7/24/2018

Columbus Business First, Ohio Innovation Fund leads $7M round in Athens drugmaker  7/23/2018

FinSMEs, RXQ Compounding Secures Undisclosed Series A Funding  7/23/2018

VentureBeat, Heartland Tech Weekly: Modest goals threaten to halt the Midwest’s tech growth , 7/18/2018

VentureBeat, 3 challenges the Midwest still faces in attracting more venture capital 7/14/2018