Published On: Fri, May 13th, 2022

Register now for TechCrunch Live’s eventuality in Columbus, Ohio!

TechCrunch Live is anxious to gleam a spotlight on Columbus, Ohio. On Jun 1, a organisation is probably streamer to Columbus to try a region’s flourishing startup ecosystem. We have a orator lineup that represents a extended swath of a village including a CEO of Olive and a Drive Capital initial partner. There’s a row on lifting startup capital, followed by a row on startup jobs in Columbus. Finally, we have a representation foe and a live recording of a Found podcast featuring a CEO of Aunt Flow.

Register for a practical event here, and request for a pitch-off here.

Why Columbus? Because it’s fast apropos a vital startup stage in a Midwest, generally in a areas of medical and insurance. More than $3 billion has been injected into a city over a past 20 years, according to Crunchbase data. Investment into a city startups started picking adult around 2017 and unequivocally appearance in 2021. That’s when investment radically doubled, going from $583 million in 2020 to only over $1 billion, with half of those dollars going into dual companies: medical record association Olive and unconstrained robotics association Path Robotics. So distant in 2022, $110 million has left into Columbus startups.

Olive is now valued during over $4 billion and is among other Columbus success stories like CoverMyMeds, a medical program association that was acquired by a McKesson Corp. in 2017 for $1.4 billion, that represents Central Ohio’s initial $1 billion exit. Root Insurance, that lifted over $800 million given 2015, went open in 2020. Other important raises embody Forge Biologics’ $120 million Series B round, that was suspicion to be Ohio’s largest Series B to date. Forge skeleton to supplement 200 new jobs by 2023.

We wish we can attend this event! Like each TechCrunch Live event, it’s giveaway to attend and attend. And like each TechCrunch Live event, it kicks off during 3:00 pm EDT/12:00 pm PDT, and this one happens on Jun 1, 2022.

Apply for a pitch-off! To validate we need to:

  • Be formed in a larger Columbus, Ohio area
  • Have an MVP
  • Be pre-Series A

TechCrunch Live in Columbus!

Columbus Unicorns with Olive and Drive Capital (3:00 pm EDT)
Olive is a homegrown Columbus unicorn; hear from a CEO and lead financier how a association was built and lifted $856 million given a initial in 2012.

  • Sean Lane, CEO Olive
  • Chris Olsen, Drive Capital Founding Partner

Raising startup capital  (3:30 pm EDT)

Ohio isn’t Silicon Valley, and nonetheless there are countless try collateral supports fervent to write checks to early-stage founders. Join this event and hear from dual investors on that industries are abounding in Columbus, and that arrange of founders fit best in this scene.

  • Janine Sickmeyer, Overlooked Ventures
  • Wolf Starr, CEO Atlas Partners

Work for a startup in Columbus (4:00 pm EDT)

Columbus, like many vital American cities, is home to attention giants with hundreds of workers toiling divided in cubicles. But startups are hiring! Hear from dual internal leaders on who’s hiring, and what startups demeanour for in new employees.

  • Erika Pryor, Denison University
  • Alex “Fro” Frommeyer, CEO Beam Dental
  • Ryan Landau, CEO Purpose Jobs

Pitch Competition (4:20 pm EDT)

Apply here!


  • Anna Mason, Managing Partner, Rise of a Rest Seed Fund during Revolution
  • Alda Leu Dennis, General Partner, Initialized Capital

Found Live with Claire Coder, CEO of Aunt Flow (5:00 pm EDT)

Aunt Flow is an innovative startup from Columbus, Ohio that reserve 23,000 bathrooms with essential delicate products. The company’s clients embody Apple, Meta and more. Hear from a company’s CEO Claire Coder about a heedfulness of lifting collateral in Ohio, and scaling her association to 40 employees during this special Found Live podcast recording.

  • Claire Coder, CEO and Founder of Aunt Flow
  • Darrell and Jordan

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