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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.

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.

To accommodate rapidly growing staff, Explorys moves into former museum space in Cleveland

Explorys, which offers a secure software platform that allows healthcare systems to summarize, analyze and manage data, has moved into the former home of MOCA. The Cleveland-based company currently has more than 80 employees and is expected to climb to between 110 and 125 by next year.

NW Ohio startup Innerapps is the latest to reach global market

Northwest Ohio's startup scene is ready for your radar. The region is home to numerous ventures, including InnerApps, which is marketing its identity access platform in the rapidly emerging market for Cloud services.

innov8forhealth helps accelerate healthcare startups in cincinnati

Whether they are helping hospitals to manage access to private health information or creating a game that helps kids to zap away their health care fears, health care startups are growing in Cincinnati. Innov8forhealth, an accelerator now in its second year, is helping budding entrepreneurs to rapidly vet and commercialize their ideas.

ohio leads the way in health IT

The growing field of health care information technology promises to improve the efficiency, accuracy and quality of care in the industry. From big data startups to innovative mobile apps, Ohio companies are quickly becoming big players in this game-changing field.

success of venture capital firms shows that ohio is a leader in investment opportunities

If you're looking for evidence that venture capitalists are increasingly flocking to Ohio, look no further than the success of Athenian Venture Partners, whose 2003 AVP Ohio fund was recently ranked the top fund of its vintage by Preqin. That success is testament to the increasingly vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem in Ohio, which is drawing venture capital.

q&a: lisa delp, executive director of ohio third frontier

Startup veteran and Ohio native Lisa Delp was recently appointed Ohio Third Frontier's new Executive Director. In this interview, she discusses how far we've come in creating a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, and how Ohio Third Frontier's new focus areas will help grow our high tech economy.

for these area nonprofits, 'regionalism' has economic, not political, focus

The prevailing impression of regionalism that has been bandied about Northeast Ohio for the better part of a decade is all wrong, says a collaborative group of area nonprofits. While the consolidation of countless municipalities is useful, it is not intrinsically regionalism. True regionalism, they argue, is defined by economic activity -- not political boundaries.

Q&A: Cohesion Business Technology's John Owens on entrepreneurship and lessons learned

In the span of 12 years, John Owens has taken his company, Cohesion Business Technology, from a two-man operation that worked from his Cincinnati home to one of southwestern Ohio's largest technology services firms with annual revenue on the north side of $20 million.

Ohio cities loom large as IT job generators

While U.S. job growth overall may be stuck in neutral, IT professionals should be chomping at the bit. Experts say technology occupations will be at the leading edge of job growth for at least a decade. And three of the hottest cities for IT jobs right now are here in Ohio.

Q&A: NWS's science officer on how technology is changing forecasting, warning systems

Killer tornadoes. Severe thunderstorms. Floods. Are we seeing more catastrophic weather these days, or just more news about it? hiVelocity asked Seth Binau, science and operations officer for the National Weather Service's Forecast Office in Wilmington, for his views on that and how new technology is changing the way we learn about threatening weather conditions.

Mike Figliuolo: Angel funder, entrepreneur, thought leader

Mike Figliuolo is a former Army officer, McKinsey and Company consultant, Capital One Financial strategist, and a VP for Scotts Lawn Service. Today, he runs a practitioner-led leadership training firm, is an angel investor for tech startups, heads several web-based businesses and is a principal at a Dublin business accelerator. Oh, and he's writing a book. It's an unwieldy job description, but Figliuolo makes it simple: "I'm a parallel entrepreneur."

Cleveland execs aim to steer IT sector in 'RITE' direction

Comprised of Cleveland IT execs and university reps, the RITE Board seeks to boost the quality and reputation of Cleveland's information technology sector. By encouraging students to pursue careers in IT and improving IT internships, technology companies aim to capture young IT professionals before they leave town.

Q&A: Entrepreneur Wil Schroter

Wil Schroter was only 19 and a student at Ohio State University when he started his first company: Blue Diesel. Since then, he has blazed a trail of business creation that has resulted in more than half a dozen companies. We caught up with Schroter to ask him about entrepreneurship and his views on Ohio as a place to do business.
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