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).
Mike Blackwell is a visionary leader in building businesses, taking on aggressive corporate and client leadership roles, and solidifying customer contracts for companies in the technology industry with over 20 years of proven experience.
Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products.
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.
TechColumbus provides expert advice, access to capital, and business growth connections to Central Ohio’s technology entrepreneurs.
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
An independent, multidimensional design agency, ZoCo Design is formed on principles of strategy, strong relationships, and product excellence. Through a research-based approach, we understand challenges and create customized design solutions. Essentially, we take the time to do it right. We work with brands that seek change, and we are passionate about creating innovative design solutions to actualize these objectives. Whether establishing, energizing, or elevating a brand, we can assist your business in achieving its goals.
Insperity, a trusted advisor to America’s best businesses for more than 27 years, provides an array of human resources and business solutions designed to help improve business performance. Insperity™ Business Performance Advisors offer the most comprehensive suite of products and services available in the marketplace. Insperity delivers administrative relief, better benefits, reduced liabilities and a systematic way to improve productivity through its premier Workforce Optimization™ solution. Additional company offerings include Human Capital Management, Payroll Services, Time and Attendance, Performance Management, Organizational Planning, Recruiting Services, Employment Screening, Financial Services, Expense Management, Retirement Services and Insurance Services.