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MORTAR x The Iron Chest Co. present the #100FOR100 fundraising campaign

MORTAR is encouraging 100 individuals, businesses or organizations to donate any amount from $100 to $1,000 to The Iron Chest Fund. The #100FOR100 CAMPAIGN encourages Cincinnatians of diverse economic backgrounds to support our most promising neighborhood businesses. The Iron Chest Fund is MORTAR’S newest venture that will help under-resourced entrepreneurs secure start-up funding. MORTAR is launching…

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Founder Institute Cincinnati Fall 2016 semester enters final phase

We’re almost finished with our first Founder Institute Cincinnati semester, we’re going to be graduating eight new companies and nine founders into the StartupCincy ecosystem. There are only two sessions left with the founders having a January 11 deadline for legal. We’ll be finishing up on January 18, 2017, and things can’t possibly be better.

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Why Join The Founder Institute

The Founder Institute is the WORLD’s LARGEST network of entrepreneurs and mentors. If you are up to the challenge, our comprehensive step-by-step curriculum will give you the structure, mentor support, and global network you need to start an enduring company. Many leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the program to transition from employee to…

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How to start a startup in Cincinnati – Founder Institute Cincinnati Fall 2016

Last evening we held a huge event for the launch of Founder Institute Cincinnati. #StartupCincy: How to Start a Startup in Cincinnati was a big success with over 200 people in attendance.

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Meet Adeo Ressi, Founder and CEO at The Founder Institute

As the managing director of Founder Institute Cincinnati, I’m always interested in hearing what Adeo Ressi has to say. He’s the founder and CEO… my “boss” (sort of). This is a little bit older of a video where he did an episode of This Week In Startups with Jason Calacanis.

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FbStart Launch at 1871 Chicago

The event was held downtown at the 1871 Chicago accelerator facility in the Merchandise Mart building. Facebook really pulled out all the stops with the event, featuring multiple speakers, free beer, and great conversations.

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Founder Institute Cincinnati

A group of colleagues and I have decided to take the plunge and launch the Cincinnati chapter of Founder Institute. The Founder Institute is the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator & startup launch program. For talented entrepreneurs up to the challenge, our comprehensive step-by-step program provides the structure, mentor support, and network of entrepreneurs needed to start…

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