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Student Entrepreneurs Find Support at Blackstone LaunchPad

Blackstone LaunchPad is a partnership between the Blackstone Charitable Foundation in New York and the Burton D. Morgan Foundation in Hudson. Each provided $1.6 million to fund programs at Kent, Baldwin Wallace University, Lorain County Community College and Case Western Reserve University.

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Rolling Out a Smaller Barrel Sooner

Later this year Tom Lix, the founder of Cleveland Whiskey, will introduce a whiskey made in a device akin to an oversize pressure cooker. Inside it he places unaged whiskey and oak staves, then alternates high and low pressure over several days.

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Aspiring Entrepreneurs go to Boot Camp

Starting a business is a little like preparing for battle. Planning a strategy, financing and then selling it to the people. That is where a business boot camp comes in.

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LCCC Foundation to Replicate Its Innovation Fund

The Lorain County Community College Foundation aims to replicate its Innovation Fund in other regions. The foundation has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Mo., and plans to use the money to help other community colleges start programs that resemble its Innovation Fund.

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Massillon Firm gets $100K from the Innovation Fund

The Innovation Fund, founded by Lorain County Community College, has awarded $375,000 to six technology startup companies across Northeast Ohio, including one in Massillon. Tesla NanoCoatings has received $100,000 in funding from the foundation.

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Lorain County Community College Innovation Awards $375,000 in Grants

The Lorain County Community College Innovation Fund awarded grants totaling $375,000 to six Northeast Ohio technology startups.

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