A COLLEGE INTERNSHIP THAT FUELED A GLOBAL ASSET ACQUISITION

A COLLEGE INTERNSHIP THAT FUELED A GLOBAL ASSET ACQUISITION This is an ideal solution for companies looking to shorten supply chains and produce tooling and final products locally. – John Hartner Rich Wetzel, CEO and co-founder of Freshmade 3D, started out at the YBI in 2014 as an entrepreneurship intern, before becoming a business coordinator…

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AI FOR THE WIN:ELEVATING THERAPY SERVICES FOR KIDS

AI FOR THE WIN: ELEVATING THERAPY SERVICES FOR KIDS Clinician-driven technology can truly support care delivery AND care experience. – Lindsay Watson PT, MPT Augment Therapy was founded in 2017 by CEO Lindsay Watson, a pediatric physical therapist who was searching for a way to solve common problems in her own physical therapy practice –…

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Guest Blog: Why employee motivation should be your first concern!

Employee Motivation Motivation as a term is derived from the Latin word “movere” which means movement. It relates to the factor that affects someone’s behavior. Employee motivation is seen as the level of commitment, energy, and creativity that an employee brings to the organization or job. All these are related to the question on what…

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Freshmade 3D: Success through Partnerships

  Rich Wetzel, CEO and Co-Founder of Freshmade 3D, is a result of the 3D Printing entrepreneurial ecosystem currently growing in the Youngstown area. A graduate of Youngstown State University, Rich spent the summer of his senior year interning at MakerBot and soon began working at the Youngstown Business Incubator in 2014 as the Additive…

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The Positive Effects of 3D Printing

What makes the utilization of 3D printing on a global scale so exciting is that the technology is being used in nearly every industry in extraordinary ways. You may be surprised to discover that you may be using or looking right at 3D printed works in your daily life, without even recognizing it. Ponder the…

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10 Takeaways From the 2018 World Incubation Summit that Startups Should Hear, Too

So, I love learning about my ‘industry’ and how we can create stronger, better startups. If you’re a startup founder, serial entrepreneur or an incubator employee and love learning – keep reading! If you’re none of the above and still love learning, read away – you won’t be disappointed. A couple weeks ago I had…

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5 Major Social Media Mistakes You Might Be Making

Social media is an endlessly valuable tool that every business should incorporate into their marketing routine. It’s a quick way to get smaller tidbits of information out to your audience rather than sending an email newsletter, and can work to get new customers familiar with your business as well. With the number of platforms available…

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A​ ​Millennial’s​ ​Perspective​ ​as​ ​to​ ​why​ ​Israeli​ ​Tech​ ​Startups​ ​Should​ ​Move​ ​to​ ​Youngstown

Like most millennials, I see an inherent value in two things: technology and diversity. This is why I believe the I-YBI initiative is a valuable asset to YBI and the entirety of the Youngstown community. I-YBI is a partnership between Israel and the Youngstown Business Incubator in order to further both parties’ involvement in technology…

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A Generation at 241 W. Federal Street

A closer look at the history of the Youngstown Business Incubator building The year is 1952. Bakeries, printing companies, jewelers, outfitters, performing arts centers, and other establishments line the sidewalks filled with people moving hastily, occasionally stopping to peer in large glass windows. Downtown Youngstown is its own entertainment district, a myriad of sights, sounds,…

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Startup Advice from Youngstown Business Incubator & Huntington Bank Entrepreneur in Residence Jim Cossler

Tips from the Chief Evangelist Startup advice from Youngstown Business Incubator & Huntington Bank Entrepreneur in Residence Jim Cossler   One of the biggest problems we see with entrepreneurs – especially first-time entrepreneurs – is that they invest a lot of time and money in building a new product or new solution without really doing…

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