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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 COMPANIES PITCHING AT 3RD ANNUAL ‘SHARK TANK’ EVENT

By Megan Payich | September 19, 2022

5 COMPANIES SELECTED TO PITCH THEIR IDEAS YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -The Youngstown Business Incubator has announced the five companies pitching at 2022 Shark Tank. They are Aura Beauty, a beauty company that uses AI and AR technology to deliver perfect-fit, reusable manicures to its member’s every month; YOGO Bikeshare, the first ever micro-mobility platform in the…

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YBI OFFERS NEW PROGRAM AIMED AT CONNECTING SMALL BUSINESSES WITH ANCHOR INSTITUTIONS

By Megan Payich | September 6, 2022

YBI Expands Services to Warren with New Supply Chain Diversity Director WARREN, Ohio –  The Youngstown Business Incubator has expanded their services to include a program aimed at supplier diversification. The goal of the program is to engage with the region’s anchor institutions, (e.g. hospitals, universities, government, industry) to diversify their supply chains to spur…

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YBI ACQUIRES REVOLUTIONARY TECHNOLOGY FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CLUSTER IN OHIO

By Megan Payich | September 1, 2022

Myra Benedikt, Youngstown Area Jewish Foundation past board president; Lisa Long, financial resource development director with the Youngtown Area Jewish Foundation; Dror Danai, Xjet CBO; Barb Ewing, CEO of the Youngstown Business Incubator; James Dascenzo, YBI executive committee chairperson; Yair Alcobi, Xjet CEO; YSU President Jim Tressel; John Wilczynski, executive director of America Makes; and…

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YBI’S LAKE TO RIVER SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS (L2RSBS) PROGRAM LAUNCHES IN ASHTABULA COUNTY

By Megan Payich | August 2, 2022

YBI ANNOUNCES NEW BUSINESS PROGRAM COORDINATOR TO ASSIST EMERGING AND SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN ASHTABULA COUNTY Ashtabula, OH- YBI is expanding their services to Ashtabula County with the addition of a new Business Program Coordinator, Ginny Pasha, who will work directly with entrepreneurs to support small business development in the eastern corridor of Ohio through…

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YOUNGSTOWN STARTUP AIMS TO CHANGE THE WAY CONSUMERS SHOP

By Megan Payich | July 20, 2022

Four The Greater Good is taking on the responsibility for how their products are being made YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Jessica Boccio had tried everything on the market for her two young children (then ages 2 and 4) who were both suffering from eczema at the time. After numerous doctor visits and several steroid creams later,…

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APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR YBI ‘SHARK TANK’ EVENT

By Megan Payich | June 27, 2022

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR YBI ‘SHARK TANK’ EVENT YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local and regional entrepreneurs will have a chance to earn prize money to fund their business ideas at the 3rd Annual “Shark Tank” pitch competition and fundraising event hosted by the Youngstown Business Incubator and sponsored by Leonard J. Fisher Family, Vince & Phyllis…

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YBI ANNOUNCES 6 ‘SHARKS’ FOR SHARK TANK EVENT

By Megan Payich | June 27, 2022

YBI ANNOUNCES 6 ‘SHARKS’ FOR SHARK TANK EVENT YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Business Incubator announced the six “sharks” that will serve on the panel at the 3rd Annual Shark Tank Event October 6 at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center: Ray Mancini, Entrepreneur and Boxing Legend, Ellen Tressel, Philanthropist, Herb Washington, CEO/Founder of HLW Fast Track…

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YOUNGSTOWN BUSINESS INCUBATOR ANNOUNCES DEFENSE INNOVATION HUB WITH SUPPORT FROM U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TIM RYAN

By Megan Payich | February 2, 2022

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…

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YBI’s WE Launch Graduates 4 from Virtual Accelerator

By Corey Patrick | August 24, 2020

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…

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