Ryan has had the privilege of being part of several startups and growth companies. He has helped companies grow from inception, to viability, through to sustainability. During the evolution of these companies, Ryan as served on company boards and been instrumental in capitalization activities. He has also helped companies to expand to international markets. Ryan brings a unique blend of business acumen and technical knowledge to help companies and clients to achieve their objectives. He enjoys the process and challenge of starting and growing a company. In addition to leading the Columbus chapter of Startup Grind, Ryan (@ryanfrederick) is a Principal at AWH: Builders of software applications and careers (@AWHNET).
Jason Block joined Team HOMAGE as President in September 2012. During his time at HOMAGE, Jason has focused on building out the organization, increasing access to capital, expanding HOMAGE’s brick and mortar and digital reach, providing structure for the HOMAGE team and getting systems and processes in place that prepare the company to scale.
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With offices throughout the state, Bricker & Eckler is one of Ohio’s leading law firms. Our attorneys serve as trusted advisors for our clients. Our firm is large enough to provide effective and sophisticated counsel while also delivering highly personalized service. Reflecting our Midwestern roots, the firm is recognized by our clients for integrity, hard work and value for the dollar. Since 1945, Bricker & Eckler has developed a reputation for our work in key industries such as: health care, government affairs, education, construction and real estate. Over the years, we have developed a variety of specialized practice areas, including shale oil and gas, complex litigation, economic development, technology, corporate governance, public utilities, advanced energy and public finance.
We’re a venture development organization: part VC, part accelerator – with the expertise and connections to fuel startup success. In fact, we’re the first and only organization in the region that provides this unique blend of services, connections, and funding to help entrepreneurs increase their probability of success.
Like many of the companies we serve, we were founded in central Ohio. After more than half a century, we are the area’s largest independent accounting and consulting firm, with offices in Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and New York. While our size permits us to serve even the most complex organizations, our independence allows us to keep all decision‐making authority in one place. GBQ’s entrepreneurial spirit is most evident in the close personal attention provided by our associates. They deliver a no‐nonsense approach with local expertise and a broad range of consulting skills—a combination that saves you both time and money. Discover why forging a relationship with GBQ could be one of your very best business decisions. www.gbq.com
Love great coffee? So do we! Since 1991, passion for delivering awesome coffee has been the driving force behind Crimson Cup. This passion infuses our work with a spirit of adventure. Brings energy and an atmosphere of fun to everything we do. And leads us on roads less traveled. Our cuppers travel the world. Visit indigenous farmers in remote regions. And get to know coffee from the ground up. We import only the world’s finest coffee beans. Roast them carefully by hand at our worldwide headquarters. And, we deliver fresh-roasted beans to customers across the country. We’re always experimenting. With new coffee blends. Espresso machines. Brewing methods. Syrups, sauces and smoothies. Because we want to keep bringing you the best-tasting coffee drinks on earth.