Tech roundup: Party EDU app locates and creates college parties

Julie Bhusal Sharma

Capital Alert: Create Columbus Grants Program

The Create Columbus Commission has $60,000 worth of funding ready to be granted, and it could be yours if you're a young professional and your tech efforts are classified under "initiatives that improve personal financial health and wellness, decrease dependency on personal vehicles (or) position young professionals as co-creators of the city." Grant workshops are offered on March 22 and 24 to perfect your pitch, and the application process spans April 1 to May 13. For more information about this capital opportunity, visit

iCal: Lunch & Learn Intro to DIY Websites | March 30

It's easy to find website platforms online to showcase your company, but sometimes you need to do your due diligence. And for that, we suggest attending this session where Esther Jung of Esther Jung Photography-who has designed her share of websites-compares three website platforms in one session so you know which one is best for you. For more info on the event, visit

App Tap: Party EDU

This Columbus-created app locates parties within the vicinity for college students and allows users to create their own party-private or public-for fellow students to find through the app. Despite raising only $60 on Kickstarter in the hopes of a $10,000 goal, Party EDU found a way to bring the app to market nevertheless. The app is available for free and is compatible with iPhone or Android. Sorry, party crashers-the app is only available to those with an ".edu" email address. For more information, visit