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 Manufacturing Business Coordinator. Read more
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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, and smells unique to the lively Midwest city and those within it. The Mahoning Valley is one of the greatest steel centers of the world, and Youngstown is fully alive with economic activity and ambition in the industrial empire. Read more
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 any market validation whatsoever. Read more
Cloud-based technology in transportation — How one startup is leveraging opportunity.
With issues of poor communication, unrelenting competition, high driver downtime, and capacity growth, the transportation industry is under pressure to increase driver efficiency and satisfaction. For transportation companies, cloud computing and field services software offer potential for disruption in business agility, revenue growth, operations capability, and integration among partner systems. (Just ask IBM.) Read more
Meet Zandra. When she was just 10 years old, she began her journey to start her own business. How did her idea start, you might ask? A simple “no” from her father when she asked him to buy her a tube of lip balm.