City Leaders Work to Build Blockland Cleveland

Cleveland to Host First Blockland Conference in December For the last several months, community leaders across Northeast Ohio have been meeting, planning, and strategizing to build “Blockland,” a “technology and innovation ecosystem that would be for blockchain what places like Silicon Valley, Seattle, Boston and Austin, Texas, were for internet and digital technology — hubs[…]

Northeast Ohio’s High Concentration of HQ Employment Creates Major Economic Advantages

Northeast Ohio boasts second-heaviest concentration of headquarters employment With nearly 187,000 workers supporting headquarters and professional services operations throughout the region, few locations rival Northeast Ohio. In fact, the region boasts the second-heaviest concentration of headquarters employment among the 20 largest metros in the U.S., with 68% more than the national average. Proportionately, the region[…]

Cleveland Startup Mr. Beams is Now Part Of Amazon

More Big News For Mr. Beams as the Cleveland Startup Enters into New Relationship with Amazon 2018 has been a busy year for Cleveland startup Mr. Beams. In January, the company announced it was being acquired by fast-growing California startup One month later, it was announced that had been acquired by the online retail giant,[…]

Cleveland Foundation Awards $1.75M Grant to Launch IoT Collaborative

Region Forms IoT Collaborative Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University were recently awarded a $1.75 million grant from the Cleveland Foundation to launch an IoT Collaborative. Focused on the “internet of things,” the Collaborative will help attract top academic talent and establish research labs at both institutions. IoT refers to the vast interconnected network[…]

eBay Launches Retail Revival in Akron

New Program will Assist Local Entrepreneurs In January, eBay President and CEO, Devin Wenig, announced a 12-month pilot program, called Retail Revival alongside Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan. Akron was selected as the first U.S. city to take part in the program. The innovative program will provide online storefronts and advice to local entrepreneurs in an[…]

Fintech71 Bolsters Innovation Across Ohio

Business Accelerator Leverages Ohio’s Fintech Assets With a goal of attracting innovative fintech (financial technology) startups, Fintech71 serves as a unique business accelerator that leverages Ohio’s strong financial services sector and IT assets. Launched in the spring of 2017, the accelerator was created to help boost innovation across the State of Ohio. Fintech71, named as[…]

Live Streaming Tech Company Expands in Cleveland

Cleveland-Based BoxCast Chooses Northeast Ohio to Grow its Tech Business  BoxCast, a Cleveland-based live streaming technology company, has cemented plans to expand its operations in Cleveland. The expansion will bring 71 new jobs to the area and retain 25 positions. Cleveland as a Growing Technology Hotbed  BoxCast CEO, Gordon Daily, cited the business-friendly environment and[…]

Akron Makes Infrastructure Improvements, Lays Groundwork for Smart Technology

Infrastructure Updates Prepare City for Future Growth From smart appliances to self-driving cars, new technologies are changing nearly every aspect of our lives. Just as autonomous cars slowly populate our roadways, soon our roads themselves will be equipped with smart technology as well. The City of Akron has already begun embracing these latest innovations, making[…]

California-Based Inogen Selects NEO for New Office Operation

Medical Technology company to open office operation in Brooklyn, Ohio Inogen, a medical technology company that develops, manufactures, and markets portable oxygen concentrators, announced they will expand their operations by opening a new office facility in Brooklyn, Ohio. The new facility is expected to employ 240 people within three years, and create an annual payroll[…]