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 complex regulatory and customer requirements. Read more
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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
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. Read more
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 today, it can feel overwhelming. But if you aren’t well versed in social media, fear not, there are a few quick tips to help you maximize your potential. Read more
Like most millennials, I see an inherent value in two things: technology and diversity.
This is why I believe the I-YBI initiative is a valuable asset to YBI and the entirety of the Youngstown community. Read more
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
Space – the final frontier. It’s all that we have left to explore. The great technological feats that made missions like Apollo 13 possible, while valuable at their time, became outdated rather quickly. Today, we have additive manufacturing at our fingertips to produce parts and products more quickly. But it’s never been used for space exploration…until now. Read more