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COVID-19 Business Resources – 1st Edition

By Corey Patrick | March 19, 2020

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…

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The Trip of Impact – A Reflection from Barb Ewing

By Corey Patrick | January 15, 2020

The experience of going to Montgomery, Alabama and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice was a watershed event for the Youngstown Business Incubator.  The fact that we were there just days before the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech made the entire experience event more impactful for us.  The…

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

By admin | November 30, 2018

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

By admin | October 16, 2018

  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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Orthodontic Laboratory Tech Sees Opportunity in 3D Printing

By Corey Patrick | September 27, 2018

**Editors Note: FibreTuff mentioned in this post below has dissolved and is no longer in business.** For 18 years, Pam Szmara has worked as an orthodontic dental laboratory technician where she fabricated orthodontic appliances for the dental industry through her company, Live Wires Orthodontics. When 3D printing engulfed the world of dentistry 6 years ago,…

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The Positive Effects of 3D Printing

By admin | August 15, 2018

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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Israeli Company, PrintCB, Establishes U.S. Operations via YBI

By Corey Patrick | May 10, 2018

In early 2017, the Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) began their Israeli-YBI collaborative, an initiative designed to attract Israeli companies to northeast Ohio, specifically the YBI’s downtown Youngstown campus. Since that time, the program has really proven its necessity for companies seeking a larger market. Numerous companies have shown interest in the program and Northeast Ohio’s…

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

By admin | April 16, 2018

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

By admin | January 25, 2018

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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YBI In the News

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

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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