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Ohio's colleges and universities play a crucial role in Ohio's economy. Collaborations between academia and business move ideas from the drawing board to the marketplace – an important key to Ohio's long-term economic success.

Higher Education Features

Ohio's aerospace industry: the $8 billion powerhouse

With two new research centers on the horizon, Ohio's aerospace industry is flying into the future on the wings of private and public support.

Ohio: 5,000 interns and counting

Ohio's internship programs fight young adult brain drain by preparing ready-made talent for employers and give budding professionals a solid path to success.

Bringing their talents to Ohio: entrepreneurs flock to the Buckeye State

In growing numbers, fresh-faced entrepreneurs are passing over the coasts and points in between and choosing Ohio to plant and nurture their startups. The state's dazzling array of come-hither accelerators, incubators and advocates make the choice a natural.

Big data spawns little shoots as startups spread across Ohio

Where the heck do you store a petabyte? What can mountains of healthcare data tell us about treating illness, and how do we mine them? With startups, small businesses and new collegiate fields of study, Ohio is tapping into the world of big data in small ways with solid -- and growing -- results.

On the rise: Ohio's smaller cities become hotbed for tech startups

With help from incubators, venture capitalists and nonprofits, Ohio's smaller cities -- including Dayton, Youngstown and Athens -- are fast becoming centers for new ideas and innovation outside of the big 3C cities.
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Higher Education Founders

Christopher Parham-Darabi of LogonTutor

Christopher Parham-Darabi of LogonTutor

City: Cincinnati

"Working with the UC College of Law has helped me tremendously lower my legal cost."

Bruce Bolton of CourseBuffet

Bruce Bolton of CourseBuffet

City: Cleveland

Bruce Bolton is founder of CourseBuffet, an online college course selection site.

John Knific of DecisionDesk

John Knific of DecisionDesk

City: Cleveland

John Knific is founder of DecisionDesk, an application manager for performing arts students.

Derek Brown of Acceptd

Derek Brown of Acceptd

City: Columbus

Derek Brown is the founder of Acceptd, an online admissions tool for students and university administrators.

Jessica Donovan of Red Brick College Consulting

Jessica Donovan of Red Brick College Consulting

City: Cincinnati

Jessica Donovan is founder of Red Brick College Consulting, a firm that helps high school students navigate college admission.

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