gBETA has announced that two Columbus companies will participate in its first program in the the Velocities region. Dawn Andrews of Garb2Art and Manish Goel Ninebx will be among five business founders in the cohort. The seven week program is designed to rapidly accelerate the growth for their businesses and/or also potentially raise venture capital. The program ends with a public pitch night on April 27. Another cohort will repeat the process in Fall 2021. For more information, visit the gBeta website.
Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
On Monday, February 22, President Biden announced the following changes to SBA's coronavirus relief programs to ensure equity: SBA will establish a 14-day, exclusive PPP loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees. Read more.
Founder of Atlas Solutions
Friday, March 5th
8:00am via Zoom
MeetAnsley Fender, Founder of startup Atlas Solutions, at this edition of Founder's Fridays. Atlas Solutions, is building the first grant management software for nonprofits that communicates with external accounting software, allowing for seamless, collaborative grant tracking.
Goals are essential to the success of any business and to any other worthwhile endeavor in life. We will look at how to identify the business goals you really want, how to know if they are reachable, and how to break them down into steps that are within your control. Presented by Rick Weinheimer.
Nine students representing six counties in Southeastern Indiana recently pitched their business plans at a regional finals competition, for a chance at winning cash prizes. This is part of the next-generation youth entrepreneurship initiative known as the Maverick Challenge. Read more.
Your Questions Answered
Wednesday, March 3
Presented by Heath Johnson, AAMS, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones
Social Security will likely be the foundationof your retirement income. Before you retire, it's important to understand your options and the impact your decisions have on your retirement. Learn more by attending this virtual workshop. Deli lunches will be delivered to registrants (Space is limited).
Do you have job opportunities you are ready to share? Post them on the chamber job portal! Learn more.
The Healthy Communities Tobacco Awareness Action Team is working with employers in Bartholomew County, to gain a better understanding of local workplaces and what is being done to a create a healthier workforce, specifically by addressing tobacco use. The team is conducting a Bartholomew County Employer Survey. Learn more.
Watch Talent Talks, Third House Sessions and More
Did you miss one of our programs? Catch up on great content on the Columbus Chamber YouTube channel!
Ribbon Cutting at
Indiana Road Ready LLC
Thursday, March 11th
Join us to welcome Indiana Road Ready LLC to the Columbus Chamber and to the community, by celebrating a ribbon cutting! Learn more.
High Schoolers From the Velocities Region Take 1st and 2nd Place in Maverick Challenge Regional Pitch Competition. Learn more.
Cy Megnin, the Velocities' Entrepreneur-In-Residence is hosting an event that covers ways startups can raise money, investment types, how to start conversations with angel investors even if you're early-stage, & more. This event is Thursday March 11th at 1pm. Register here.
Contact Cy or Kylie with any startup questions or needs! Read more about Velocities at: