Posted by admin On 2012/4/23 10:40:00 (2533 reads)

Last two Saturdays, Core Change Cincinnati hosted "Innovation Engineering" workshop led by Doug Hall, founder of Eureka Ranch and judge on the TV series American Inventor.


Doug has spent his career helping Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurs turn ideas into reality through his Innovation Engineering process which has been proven to increase the speed of innovation and reduce the risks associated with innovation.

Innovation Engineering is a proven process for turning ideas into reality by increasing speed and reducing risk. It was pioneered by Doug. You can learn more about it on his blog on Innovation Engineering

This process is now being used by Core Change Cincinnati to transform the innovative ideas developed during the Core Change Summit into reality.

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Posted by admin On 2012/4/21 10:50:00 (2859 reads)

As EnterChange reports, Xavier University will host its first TEDx conference this Thursday, April 26th in the Cintas Center Schiff Banquet Hall.

The theme will be Innovation, Service, and Leadership.

It is free, but you must RSVP  here.

The lineup of speakers  includes:

Todd Henry, the founder and CEO of Accidental Creative, a company helping teams generate ideas.

Rashmi Assundani PhD, an Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at the Williams College of Business at Xavier.

Randy Wilhelm, the co-founder and CEO of netTrekker, which delivers digital K-12 educational content.

Andrew Gibson, the Global Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble, leading global marketing for the Old Spice brand.

Elizabeth Edwards, the founder of Metro Innovation, a catalyst for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Kate Hansian, founder of Design Impact, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati Honors College.

Sunnie Southern, a healthcare industry professional specializing in business development and new product launches, and a registered dietician.

Sherman Bradley, the president of Green Recycling Works, a former US Air Force Sergeant, ordained minister, and vice president of City Gospel Mission.

Dan Meyer, co-founder of Nehemiah Manufacturing, which attempts to change lives in the inner city of Cincinnati through employment and coaching.

Breaks in-between speakers will feature live music and an interactive art display by a Xavier art major.

The event will be held from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Posted by admin On 2011/10/16 17:39:00 (2866 reads)

A hydrogen-fueled vehicle produced by General Motors was tested in South-West Ohio last Saturday. It's good to see that GM is getting serious with alternative enegies. After Volt, its first fully electric car, there is obviously a chance for a hydrogen car coming from GM: Read more...

With it, GM will join other car makers, like BMW, which has already world's first production-ready hydrogen vehicle: BMW Hydrogen 7

It's worth to mention that Cincinnati is also involved in electric car production, with its Amp Electric Vehicles company, that recently moved from Blue Ash to Loveland

Since Automotive and Advanced Energy are two of eight Industry Clusters designated by Regional Chamber of Commerce, let's hope to see more this development in South West Ohio. 

Posted by admin On 2011/10/10 18:50:00 (3340 reads)

Finally Cincinnati is slowly warming up to Innovation!

The latest sign is the creation by Cincinnati Enquirer of a special section: Enter Change:


Posted by admin On 2011/10/4 19:00:00 (2200 reads)

On Oct. 1, 2011 Robotics teams sponsored by SHPE Cincinnati participated in Advanced Programming training organized by iSPACE:

It was a very educational workshop and it was beneficial for both coaches and students.

Creating the future innovators of Cincinnati, one student at a time...

Posted by admin On 2011/3/16 19:10:00 (2680 reads)

The TiEQuest Ohio 2011 Finals will feature a successful local entrepreneur. Come and hear the inspiring story of Alfonso Zubizarreta, one of the entrepreneurs behind Hyland Software's success. The discussion with him will be led by Baiju Shah, President of BioEnterprise and founding Charter Member of TiE Ohio.

A native of Peru, Mr. Zubizarreta joined Hyland in 1993 as a Senior Developer. Today, as Vice President of Hyland Software’s Enterprise Solution Group, he works in partnership with executives from numerous industries to fulfill their corporate initiatives, streamline processes, and reduce costs.

Meet the 35 entrepreneurs who participate in TiEQuest 2011 and hear the finalist present live in front of the panel of judges. Come and hear from the most promising entrepreneurs and learn what they are working on at the contestants expo. Experience their energy, get inspired by their dedication and innovative ideas. Celebrate as we announce the winner of the $25K prize package, who will move on to compete in Toronto. Who is going to represent Ohio at the global competition in April?

Time: Wednesday, March 23 · 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Hyland Software, 28500 Clemens Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145

5:00pm Registration and Networking
5:30-6:10pm Company Pitches
6:10-6:30pm Interview with Hyland's Alfonso Zubizarreta conducted by Baiju Shah from BioEnterprise
6:30-6:40pm Announcing the Winner of TiEQuest Ohio 2011
6:40-7:30pm Contestant Expo and Networking

TiE Members - Free
Non-Members - $15

Register here

For more info:

"Like" TiE Ohio on Facebook

Join the TiE Ohio delegation to TiECon 2011--- the largest conference for entrepreneurs! May 13-14, Silicon Valley. Hottest networking opportunity on the planet --- thousands of techies, tech entrepreneurs, and VCs. This year's keynote: VINOD KHOSLA--- co-founder of Sun Microsystems, and a founder of TiE

Posted by admin On 2011/2/24 15:00:00 (2093 reads)

My friend Mike Weppler emailed me a link to this very cool article:

Will The Midwest Become The Next Silicon Valley? 

Definitely worth reading!

And yes, Midwest has every reason to become the next Silicon Valley. There are exciting things happening here, we just need to get better organized and educated about enterpreneurship and innovation! 

Posted by admin On 2011/2/22 15:10:00 (4087 reads)

On Thursday, Feb. 17, SHPE Cincinnati chapter had its second networking meeting, this time at AMIS (Academy of Multilingual Immersion Studies), which has a high number of Hispanic students.

Representatives form iSPACE presented the Robotics programs that they organize, and which SHPE would like to use as the base for the Robotics Club that they want to start at AMIS.

Several kids from AMIS were able to learn more about the Robotics program and get excited about the possibilities. We hope that our SHPE Members will get involved in helping these kids in their STEM Journey.

It is a very good initiative to expose children to engineering and science in a fun way. SHPE is also looking to open same program at Lakota High School. 


More info on SHPE Cincinnati Website: 

Posted by admin On 2011/1/23 9:20:00 (2050 reads)

Great news - just a day after we've posted a question about other schools following the success story of Taft High School, a group of non-profit organizations have teamed up on a campaign "Be the Change" to recruit 1,000-2,000 tutors for Cincinnati Public Schools' ten worst performing elementary schools. 

Read the article on 

Among the agencies involved:

University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati, Council of Christian Communities, Beech Acres, United Way of Greater Cincinnati and Cincinnati Youth Collaborative.


Posted by admin On 2011/1/21 16:30:00 (1995 reads)

Great article about Taft High School posted on Enquirer Website

While we celebrate this fantastic improvement and a great collaboration between the school and Cincinnati Bell, the question is:

why don't we have similar sponsorships for all schools in Cincinati? 

It is clearly a great success story, so all major companies in Cincinnati should be talking to Cincinnati Bell and the school principle about how the process works, what can they learn from it and how they can replicated it by "adopting" another school in our city. 

So who is next?

Posted by admin On 2011/1/20 16:20:00 (1697 reads)

The University of North Caroline @ Chapel Hill is focusing on innovation in an impressive way!

They proclaim to get Bold again!

More than two centuries ago, Carolina led the way in giving citizens of all creeds and backgrounds access to America’s promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Now we must be even bolder.
We must extend our impact around the world.

Visit their Website

Posted by admin On 2011/1/20 16:00:00 (1682 reads)

A good article in InfoWorld about a non-profit organization Code for America focused on helping city governments in using and taking advantage of Web 2.0. 

The Mission of Code for America is:

Code for America enlists the brightest minds of the web industry into public service to use their skills to solve core problems facing our communities. We help talented technologists leverage the power of the internet to make governments more open and efficient, and become civic leaders able to realize transformational change with technology.

For 2011 they selected four cities:

Posted by admin On 2011/1/20 15:10:00 (1759 reads)

Cincinnati  needs to reinvent itself if we want to stay competitive in the new global economy. We are not only competing with other US cities, but also with cities around the world.

The recent report Our Region By The Numbers should be a clear wake-up call for the region and we need to do something about it very soon! 

The good news is that we have innovation experts locally, who showed how it should be done: 

As described on Amazon:


Blessings to Procter & Gamble—or, more exactly, its chairman and CEO, A. G. Lafley. Together with Charan, author of Know-How (2007) (and the most probable successor to management guru Peter F. Drucker), he defines, describes, draws examples of, and delineates how innovation became a part of not only the behemoth consumer-packaged-goods company but also part of Lego and Nokia (among others). Lafley is remarkably candid; the story of his “surprise” ascent to CEO-dom in 2000, taking over from Durk Jager, is the story of transformation. A number of commandments accompanied the company’s innovationcentric strategy: the consumer is boss, inside and outside cocreation is encouraged, the innovation process is tangible (and must be followed), and risks can be managed. Most important is his emphasis on human interaction as the key; even better, the last section focuses exclusively on developing a culture of innovation, from promoting the rules of brainstorming to the desired attributes for employees and leaders: courageous, connected and collaborative, curious, open. Sidebars are worthy of posting on a bulletin board; in fact, this is a sustainable reference on innovation that will be hard to beat. --Barbara Jacobs

It would be nice if our city leaders could leverage this know-how from these experts!


Posted by admin On 2011/1/12 0:40:00 (1563 reads)

The Kroger Company won recognition at te National Retail Federation's annual Big Show as the "most innovative retail technology of 2010" for its scan tunnel.

Read more here

Posted by admin On 2011/1/10 5:00:00 (1508 reads)

Cincinnati USA Chamber of Commerce announced the inaugural Cincinnati USA Innovation Awards, celebrating companies and people that demonstrate how new ideas can be developed into fuel for the Tri-State’s economic engine. The program is being produced by the Cincinnati Business Courier, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and CincyTech.

Winners will be announced at an event to be held on April 14, 2011, and will be featured in a supplement to the Cincinnati Business Courier April 15, 2011 weekly print edition.

The deadline to submit a nomination is January 18, 2011There is no fee to submit a nomination.

Applicants must choose one of the following categories they feel their project best exemplifies. Please use the nomination form below each category description to submit your nomination.

The nominations are in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Emerging Innovation
  • Outstanding Biotech Innovation
  • Outstanding Information Technology Innovation
  • Outstanding Marketing Innovation
  • Outstanding Advanced Engineering Innovation
  • Outstanding Nonprofit Innovation

More info: Cincinnati USA Chamber of Commerce