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Ohio University, Athens OH.
Ohio University, Athens OH.
Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Athens is southern Ohio's educational and cultural center. Known both as pastoral and progressive, Athens is home to Ohio University, founded in 1804 as the first institution of higher learning in the Northwest Territories. Today, the university attracts students from every state and some 100 countries, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in a wide range of disciplines. Once the heart of Ohio's coal mining industry, the region now offers a wide range of business and employment opportunities, including healthcare, high tech, and higher education. For outdoor enthusiasts, Athens County is a paradise, offering nearby state parks, a national forest, the Hocking River and a 19-mile recreational trail that links Athens with Nelsonville.

Athens Features

Ohio's rural biz incubators thrive with best practices, clear results

Ohio is home to a host of smaller and rural business incubators. Despite dispersed populations and limited local markets, many are getting results similar to their urban counterparts--on much tighter budgets.

Ohio's supercomputer: 154 trillion calculations per second

A massive computer cluster housed in the Ohio Supercomputer Center operates at staggering speeds--and businesses large and small around the state are using the digital giant to break through technological barriers.

State funds bridge hard times, pave a path to success for Ohio entrepreneurs

Ohio Third Frontier's generous funding programs bolster startups from the pre-seed stage, over the "valley of death," and through commercialization.

The money guide

As a companion to our main feature, hiVelocity outlines some of Ohio's state-sponsored funding opportunities for the innovative and savvy.

Ohio's alternative office spaces: high tech, cool digs

A waterfront airport, a 120-year-old barge and an old brewery as office spaces? Adventurous members of Ohio's tech industry have already made the transitions a reality by elevating the green concept of reuse to a new level.
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Athens Founders

Ben Lachmann of Athensworks

Ben Lachmann of Athensworks

City: Athens

"We have movement artists, videographers, web developers and programmers involved at the workspace."

Bill White of Offenberger & White

Bill White of Offenberger & White

City: Athens

"We absolutely must understand what our clients do."

Ryan Thogmartin of DISRUPT Media

Ryan Thogmartin of DISRUPT Media

City: Athens

Ryan Thogmartin is founder of DISRUPT Media, a social media strategy and management agency.

Sean Jones of QuickLoadz

Sean Jones of QuickLoadz

City: Athens

Sean Jones is founder of QuickLoadz, an innovative method for safely transporting ISO shipping containers.

Patrick Clark of Meridios

Patrick Clark of Meridios

City: Athens

Patrick Clark is founder of Meridios, a software company specializing in a healthcare quality tracking application.

Chad Mourning of Affine Technologies

Chad Mourning of Affine Technologies

City: Athens

Chad Mourning is founder of Affine Technologies, a 3D data visualization and computer graphics company.

Mason Estep of Stand Offer

Mason Estep of Stand Offer

City: Athens

Mason Estep is founder of Stand Offer, a crowdfunding navigation platform.

Joseph Kittle Jr. of Molecular Technologies Laboratory

Joseph Kittle Jr. of Molecular Technologies Laboratory

City: Athens

Dr. Joseph Kittle Jr. is founder of Molecular Technologies Laboratory, a technology development company.

Brian Wildes of Ecolibrium Solar

Brian Wildes of Ecolibrium Solar

City: Athens

Brian Wildes is founder of Ecolibrium Solar, a startup solar company.

Jeff DiGiovanni of Sanuthera

Jeff DiGiovanni of Sanuthera

City: Athens

Dr. Jeff DiGiovanni is cofounder and CEO of Sanuthera, which is developing a breakthrough device for patients suffering from tinnitus, a ringing or buzzing in the ears.

Athens Companies

1.
Flare Code

Flare Code

City: Athens
Industry: Apps,High Tech,Software
2.
Athensworks

Athensworks

City: Athens
Industry: Entrepreneurship,Entrepreneurial Programs,Talent
3.
First Biotech

First Biotech

City: Athens
Industry: Biomedical,High Tech,Medical,Medical Research
4.
Athens Technical Specialists

Athens Technical Specialists

City: Athens
Industry: Entrepreneurship,Technology
5.
Electronic Vision

Electronic Vision

City: Athens
Industry: Technology,Marketing,Entrepreneurship,Design
6.
Diathegen

Diathegen

City: Athens
Industry: Entrepreneurial Programs,Entrepreneurship,Health Care
7.
Eco2Capture

Eco2Capture

City: Columbus
Industry: Alternative Energy,Entrepreneurship,Sustainability,Technology
8.
Ecolibrium Solar

Ecolibrium Solar

City: Columbus
Industry: Entrepreneurship,Entrepreneurial Programs,Alternative Energy,Sustainability,Technology
9.
Global Cooling

Global Cooling

City: Athens
Industry: Advanced and Alternative Energy,Appalachia/Southeast Ohio
10.
Sunpower

Sunpower

City: Athens
Industry: Appalachia/Southeast Ohio,High Tech