VentureOhio CEO Falon Donohue and Crosschx Co-founder Brad Mascho discuss the local venture capital ecosystem this month in The Confluence Cast.

AOL co-founder Steve Case and best-selling author J.D. Vance are planning a tour through America’s heartland this fall to highlight technology growth in the Rust Belt. 

Drive Capital and Root Insurance weigh in on how tech startups are “boomeranging” to the Midwest. Keep reading in USA today. 

Jaguar Land Rover recently brought LISNR into its Portland – based incubator. LISNR is a technology company that uses ultrasonic data to transmit data, and will be part of the automotive company’s future innovation strategy.

Cleveland – based Wisr won the Venture Innovation Award at the eighth annual ASU + GSV Summit. The company competed alongside 250 other ed-tech companies for one of only three awards in the industry – wide conference.

Venture Capital is making Ohio a top startup economy in the Midwest. Read more in the Columbus Dispatch.

B2B startups can learn from the lessons and challenges faced by Midwest entrepreneurs; check it out in PE Hub with guest author Tom Walker of Rev1 Ventures.

Two Ohio – companies won awards in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) Program. Gina Drosos, CEO of Assurex Health, won in the Specialty Health Care Services category; Rodney Williams and Eric Allen of LISNR won in the Connected World Communications category, and both companies will advance to the national competition.

Frameri, an Over – the – Rhine company, has partnered with eye care companies to have locations in 15 states, with locations like Chicago and Dallas in the works.

Twenty-five Ohio companies made the 2017 Fortune 500 list, with Cardinal Health overtaking Kroger in terms of revenue.