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How to get your customer to see you when you can’t see them Taking out an advertisement in a local newspaper simply won’t cut it anymore. Ads on the internet are getting easier and easier to dodge. As subscriptions to daily print newspapers continue to drop and online ad blockers become more prominent (and customers…Read More
The best ways to reach the best audience Social media has undeniably taken over the way that people communicate. Gone are the days of sending a letter or even an email to a friend to communicate online. While more traditional forms of communication are absolutely still existent – and used, – it is becoming increasingly…Read More
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…Read More
We love getting “tips” to help our productivity. Include Facebook as a way to help us be productive is even better! Medium shows us how to do it. “As social media marketers, we spend a lot of time on Facebook, managing our Pages, engaging our fans, finding good content, and creating ads. In this post,…Read More
No matter how many times Google tweaks or evolves The Algorithm, from Panda to Penguin to Polar Bear, these logical and intuitive SEO tips should remain timeless. The people at Free Code Camp are SEO masters. “What have I learned from creating content for the internet? One thing is crystal clear: if you want people…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
YBI In the News
Following are prominent mentions of YBI and our portfolio companies in the news media.
YOUNGSTOWN BUSINESS INCUBATOR ANNOUNCES DEFENSE INNOVATION HUB WITH SUPPORT FROM U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TIM RYAN
ACME General Corp. establishes technology development center at YBI Youngstown, OH – Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) is announcing that the City of Youngstown, with the support of U.S. Representative Tim Ryan, is welcoming defense innovation firm ACME General Corp. to work on next-generation software platforms and tools in support of development of next-generation national security…Read More
YOUNGSTOWN, OH: On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, the Youngstown Business Incuabtor’s Women in Entrepreneurship Program held its pitch event for its staple accelerator program, WE Launch. WE Launch is a 9 week program designed for women entrepreneurs to launch their business to the next level. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the program looked a little different…Read More
YOUNGSTOWN, OH: Jim Cossler, former CEO now Huntington National Bank Entrepreneur in Residence at the Youngstown Business Incubator has announced his retirement, effective January 2021. Jim’s history with the incubator dates back over two decades. Cossler first joined the Incubator in 1998 in the role of CEO after leaving the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber of…Read More
The Youngstown Business Incubator has compiled a list of resources to help you keep up to date on COVID-19 resources. These links should provide you up to date information as things are changing rapidly. At this time, Ohio is not listed on the SBA Disaster site, however when that gets updated, please follow the link…Read More
Youngstown, OH — The Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) announced a partnership yesterday with gener8tor, a nationally ranked accelerator that invests in high-growth startups. The partnership will bring gener8tor’s gBETA and gALPHA Programs to Youngstown, with a primary focus on the Additive Manufacturing industry. Based out of Madison, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis, gener8tor is a nationally ranked,…Read More
Youngstown, OH — The Youngstown Business Incubator is pleased to announce the graduation of Accupoint Software from their Digital Incubation program. Accupoint, founded in Youngstown in 2007, is a global provider of innovative compliance management systems to the oil and gas industry. Accupoint’s integrated solution family expands operational awareness, improves efficiency and helps manage today’s…Read More
On June 26, 2017, the Youngstown Business Incubator was awarded a grant from Burton D. Morgan Foundation for the development of a commercialization program for additive manufacturing technologies. Through a partnership with America Makes and Team NEO, outreach was conducted to downselect potential assets for commercialization. Once assets were identified, they were put through a 3 phase program; America Makes Commercialization Tool, a…Read More
On June 26, 2017, the Youngstown Business Incubator was awarded a grant from Burton D. Morgan Foundation for the development of a commercialization program for additive manufacturing technologies. Through a partnership with America Makes and Team NEO, outreach was conducted to downselect potential assets for commercialization. Once assets were identified, they were put through a 3 phase program;…Read More
On Tuesday, September 25th, the Youngstown Business Incubator’s (YBI) Women in Entrepreneurship Program completed its first 4-week WE Grow class, held at the Youngstown Public Library. WE Grow is designed for women entrepreneurs that are eager to take their business to the next level. Through the 4-week program, participants attend lectures and complete coursework pertaining…Read More
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