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Popular Excuses for Not Starting

By Brittany | May 2, 2017

Best advice for launching a startup? Just do it. Startups.co gives their advice on how to start your own business. “You should have started your business yesterday. You’re reading this because you didn’t. It’s frustrating, I know. You find yourself waiting for that perfect storm of events to come together to make it obvious that…

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What You Need to Know Before Starting a Platform Business

By Brittany | April 26, 2017

We’re in an era that, thanks to digital technologies, is highly conducive to platform businesses — and to their existing on a greater scale than in the past. MIT Sloan wrote an article on how to start up your own platform business. “There’s a great deal of enthusiasm about platform strategies these days. Entrepreneurs pitch…

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YBI In the News

Following are prominent mentions of YBI and our portfolio companies in the news media.

Gene Groys on Angel Investing

By Brittany | May 2, 2017

Here at the YBI we surround ourselves with the best, the brightest, and arguably some of the busiest. Gene Groys, one of our Entrepreneurs in Residence, represented the YBI on Friday as he participated in a panel discussion on Angel Investing, hosted by Dan Hampu of The Bit Factory, and again today, Gene is participating…

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Cutting edge 3D Printing

By Brittany | May 2, 2017

Strangpresse LLC, a Youngstown Business Incubator Portfolio Company, is proud to be part of the NIAR (National Institute for Aviation Research) at Wichita State University. Strangpresse Models 19 & 30 polymer pellet-fed extruder heads are both part of the Research Center. The Model 30 is mounted on a large robotic arm and gantry crane structure,…

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