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Fostering Innovation

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Whether it's the proposed makerspace or the Fish Tank at 500 Franklin, we need places where "good ideas swim around." One way is to create spaces where innovators can work. We're constantly working to build a more entrepreneurial community.

We do that by fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. A few of those ways include offering affordable office space, educational programmingone-on-one mentoring, collaborate creative space and access to early stage venture capital.

Check out some of our events for startups.


The Fish Tank, is a 24/7 one-stop shop for entrepreneurs. It provides low-cost office space and amenities in a community-driven environment of like-minded people such as entrepreneurs, innovators, freelancers, corporate refugees, and creative thinkers. It provides an organic source of networking, as well as access to on-site business training tools and resources.

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Caffeinated conversation one Friday per month via Zoom at 8 am. Hear an expert or entrepreneur gives guidance and answers your questions. Free and open to all. Guests speakers are listed here.

We hope to resume in person events mid-late 2021.

We're building a regional ecosystem for entrepreneurs. Velocities is a regional partnership with Elevate Ventures and The Mill based in Bloomington.  Together, we can offer one-on-one mentoring, early stage capital and educational programs.

Contact the Entrepreneur in Residence, Cy Megnin.


Proposed Makerspace. A group of dedicated volunteers has proposed the creation of a makerspace on the Columbus Airpark Campus. Read the proposal and check out the slide deck. Want to get involved? Email Bryan Rushton. 

Learn more about the proposed makerspace.  Want to get involved, email Cindy Frey.

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