OhioX brings together state’s innovators

Cynthia Bent Findlay
Chris Berry, OhioX

OhioX is a new tech industry business association focused on building connections in the Ohio innovation ecosystem.

Membership is open to organizations from startups to institutions. The goal is to create a network to reduce the pain of business growth. 

The nonprofit organization, which launched Dec. 9, is led by Chris Berry, founder of Ohio-based GreenBlock and former chief of staff of the Ohio treasurer’s office.

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“Through storytelling, community building and shared learning, OhioX has the potential to shine sunlight on the people, companies and ideas that will positively shape Ohio’s future,” says Berry in a release. “By uniting diverse backgrounds from all corners of Ohio, our vision is of Ohio as a world leader in technology and innovation, which creates a vibrant economy and opportunities for all.”

Membership costs will be on a sliding scale starting at $100. Events, a job board, webinars and more are planned. An advisory board helps steer the group, with members from Bold Penguin, Columbus Collaboratory, Veeva Systems, JobsOhio and others.

Cynthia Bent Findlay is a freelance writer.