Connect with Entrepreneurs & Innovation

VentureNEXT welcomes the region's top entrepreneurs, startups, investors, inventors, innovative corporations, community leaders, and economy developers for an amped-up evening of connection, information, and recognition.

Join us Thursday, November 6, 2014 as we recognize the most accomplished innovation companies in the Central Ohio Region.

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CELEBRATE INNOVATIVE STARTUPS
IN CENTRAL OHIO!

2014 STARTUP AWARDS
NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!

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Innovation Excellence

VentureNEXT will be a night of insight, recognition, and celebration for all those who participate in the greater opportunities and sustainable prosperity that the Innovation Economy brings to Central Ohio startups and entrepreneurs.

The highlight of the evening will be the announcement and recognition of the VentureNext Award winners. TechColumbus will honor our region’s top startups.

Winning companies will be selected by a diverse panel of experienced judges who represent the national Innovation Economy. The competition will be based on each company’s execution of a successful, scalable business model that is based on an innovative technology or process.


Powerful Connections

VentureNEXT is not only about recognition... this vibrant mixer is your prime arena for one-on-one connections with customers, investors, and Central Ohio's brightest creators and new idea companies. VentureNEXT is the place to find out "What's Next"... straight from the source.

We invite the entire innovation community to join us. Have a drink, sample flavors from some of Columbus's best food entrepreneurs, and enjoy an evening of shoulder rubbing with the most innovative and fundable companies and entrepreneurs in Ohio.


Vital Content

VentureNEXT showcases break-through innovations, first-hand startup stories, and Next-level Insights will have you exiting VentureNEXT energized and inspired!

2014 STARTUP AWARDS


Celebrating Innovative Startups in the Central Ohio Region.

VentureNEXT is a celebration of Central Ohio’s Innovation Economy and brings together all sectors – startups, corporations, educators, businesses, and policy influencers – who work to create and sustain an environment in which these three key drivers are plentiful.

Thursday, November 6, VentureNEXT will present it’s annual Startup Awards to companies that offer attention or assets to the Innovation Economy through the successful execution of a scalable business model that is based on an innovative technology.


Do you have a success to share or know someone who does?

If so, submit a nomination today.

Startups can self-nominate or outside parties can submit nominations on their behalf.


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“VentureNEXT is an exciting and completely new approach to celebrating entrepreneurial success.

Folks in the Central Columbus region have a lot to be inspired about. It’s something we should celebrate. VentureNext is a great place to start.”


Tom Walker
TechColumbus CEO