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How to Customize Your Facebook News Feed to Maximize Your Productivity

By admin | May 2, 2017

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,…

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SEO Secrets: Reverse-Engineering Google’s Algorithm

By admin | May 2, 2017

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…

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Cutting edge 3D Printing

By admin | 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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Popular Excuses for Not Starting

By admin | 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 admin | 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.

YBI Announces Partnership with Wisconsin-based gener8tor

By Corey Patrick | December 6, 2018

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,…

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Accupoint Software Graduates from Digital Incubation Program

By Corey Patrick | November 27, 2018

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…

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YBI Expands Free Commercialization Service Offerings

By Corey Patrick | October 24, 2018

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…

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4 Students Complete YBI & Burton D. Morgan Foundation Commercialization Internship

By Corey Patrick | October 8, 2018

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;…

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WE Grow Graduates 9 Women Looking for Growth Opportunities

By Corey Patrick | October 1, 2018

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…

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Gene Groys on Angel Investing

By admin | 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 admin | 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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