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HCDC Client GeckoTek Launches Second Kickstarter Campaign to Fund New Product Production

17 Apr, '17

HCDC Client GeckoTek launched its second Kickstarter campaign last Friday to crowdfund dollars to launch its new product EZ Stick. During the company’s first campaign (held in 2014), GeckoTek received $60,000 in crowdfunding dollars that was used to set up operations and produce its first product, the GeckoTek3D Printer Build Plate. Sales of the first […]

HCDC Has New Tools to Help Incubator Clients

11 Apr, '17

HCDC Business Coaches Karla Boldery and Dennis Reinersman have been researching and seeking out tools that can help entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Two recent additions to HCDC’s bag of tools for its clients are GrowthWheel and BznzCanvas. GrowthWheel is a tool for decision-making in start-up and growth companies.  It helps entrepreneurs and advisers get focused, […]

HCDC to Host 2017 InnovateHER Challenge

11 Apr, '17

InnovateHER provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs throughout the U.S. to showcase products and services that have a measurable impact on the lives of women and families, have the potential for commercialization, and fill a need in the marketplace. The InnovateHER Challenge celebrated its inaugural year in 2015. In 2016,  a local pitch competition component was […]

HCDC Business Coach Dennis Reinersman Selected as UC Mentor of the Year

11 Apr, '17

HCDC Business Coach Dennis Reinersman was honored on Thursday, April 6th, at UC’s Center for Entreprenership & Innovation (CEC) IQ E-Pitch event, hosted by the Lindner College of Business. He was presented with a “Mentor of the Year” award, part of the event’s Volunteer Awards program. Mr. Reinersman spends many hours per month at the CEC […]

HCDC Client Sense Diagnostics Receives $1.3 Million in Financing

13 Mar, '17

Cincinnati, Ohio, March 9, 2017–Sense Diagnostics, LLC, a medical technology company with ties to the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center  is pleased to announce the closing of a $1.3 million financing round, led by the Queen City Angels ( Participating investors also included Dayton’s Accelerant ( and the Cleveland Clinic Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center […]