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AWH is a development agency based in Columbus, Ohio and focused on enterprise, web, mobile, internet of things, and augmented reality. Ryan Frederick is the Principal at AWH and has had the privilege of being part of several startups and growth companies. He has helped companies grow from inception, to viability, through to sustainability. During the evolution of these companies, Ryan has served on company boards and been instrumental in capitalization activities. He has also helped companies expand to international markets. Ryan brings a unique blend of business acumen and technical knowledge to help companies and customers achieve their objectives. He enjoys the process and challenge of starting and growing a company. Ryan is also the Columbus Director of Startup Grind, Advisor at Rev1 Ventures, Advocate for i.c.stars|*Columbus, Co-Founder of , and leader of ProductCamp Columbus.In this podcast series he welcomes you to learn and gain insight from local entrepreneurs and business leaders in Columbus and the central Ohio region. Each episode features the audio from these live events.Startup Grind Columbus hosts monthly startup events to teach, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs, and meet new hires and investors in Columbus or our 200 other startup communities around the world. Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 400,000 founders in over 200 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 85 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has now hosted over 2,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users. Our Values:We believe in making friends, not contacts.We believe in giving, not taking.We believe in helping others before helping yourself.Ryan Frederick: @ryanfrederickAWH: http://www.awh.net/Startup Grind Columbus: https://www.startupgrind.com/columbus/ProductCamp Columbus: http://www.productcampcolumbus.com/Rev1 Ventures: https://www.rev1ventures.com/i.c.stars|*Columbus: @icstarscolumbusBlack Hack: @blk_hack

Latest Episodes

Shaping How We Work & Live: The Kaufman Development Story

68 min2019 MAR 14
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Shaping How We Work & Live: The Kaufman Development Story

We RISE with Troy Allen, Founder, RISE Brands (16-Bit & Pins)

As a brand, design and strategy expert, Troy Allen knows how to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Throughout his career, Troy has successfully led transformative creative campaigns in a variety of industries for clients – McDonald’s, Coca Cola, VISIT FLORIDA, Harley Davidson, Cooper Tire, Mac Tools, Adena Health and Pier Foods. His love and excitement for brand development can also be seen on such brands as Bounty, Oil of Olay and Pringles. Troy founded ELEVATE thinking in early 2009, a Brand Strategy firm focused on creating a deeper consumer engagement for its clients. After several successful years the company evolved to focus on developing and building its own brands. Now called Rise Brands, the organization has a focused mission to create and bring brands to market. 16-Bit Bar+Arcade, it’s first brand is currently in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati with two more markets in development. The second brand, Pins Mechanical Co. launched in downtown Columbus mid 20...

59 min2019 JAN 22
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We RISE with Troy Allen, Founder, RISE Brands (16-Bit & Pins)

Startup Grind Columbus: Bold Penguins Take On Insurance

Ilya Bodner, Founder & CEO, Bold Penguin Ilya didn’t get into the insurance business because he found it particularly sexy, or exciting...or even because he loved It. (After all, it’s insurance) He got into it because he wanted to fundamentally change how it works from the inside out. And little by little, he and the “penguins” are making it happen. The focus of their startup is to significantly reduce the friction in the commercial insurance experience—a mission that, unsurprisingly, no one seems to argue with. This is the audio recording from the live event on 12/10/2018. boldpenguin.com startupgrind.com/columbus awh.net

52 min2018 DEC 12
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Startup Grind Columbus: Bold Penguins Take On Insurance

Startup Grind Columbus: David Brown, Harmony Project

EFor nearly 30 years, David has been creating original programming, concerts and events that unite participants and audiences to give back to their communities. He has an established reputation for creating collaborative, groundbreaking events that positively impact organizations and communities. Since 2009, David has grown the Harmony Project into a national model redefining diversity and inclusion through performances, programming, and unique community service experiences. This is the audio recording from the live event on 10/9/2018. harmonyproject.com startupgrind.com/columbus awh.net

62 min2018 OCT 12
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Startup Grind Columbus: David Brown, Harmony Project

Startup Grind Columbus: Tara Marling Abraham, Accel

Tara Marling Abraham, Chairman and Co-CEO of Accel, Inc., is one of the nation’s leading experts in contract packaging. A strategist and experienced entrepreneur, Ms. Abraham advances innovation throughout the businesses she has established and grown, as well as professional and industry groups to which she dedicates time. Her combined expertise in finance, marketing, relationship management, supplier diversity, and mergers & acquisitions has made her a leader within the retail and consumer packaged goods industries. Ms. Abraham creates solutions, following personal experience with inferior packaged goods produced outside of the U.S., she established Accel in 1995 to provide quality controlled, domestic contract packaging services to the health, beauty, food, fashion, and technology industries. Accel a $25M company producing $480M wholesale value of goods with 1,100 associates at its 517,000 sq. ft. facility, has become known for its diversity and supplier best practices. Selected ...

56 min2018 SEP 17
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Startup Grind Columbus: Tara Marling Abraham, Accel

The 15 Year Exit with Andrew Graf, TeamDynamix

EAndrew feels that bios written in the third person by the author are strange. I (Andrew) co-founded and successfully exited TeamDynamix after surviving many of the entrepreneurial mistakes you are about to make. My experiences may help you avoid some of them. We drove TeamDynamix to overnight success (15+ years to grow and exit). The path to success was easy often allowing 4 hours of sleep per night. Through it all I have remained a youthful 63 years old as calculated by health.com’s real age calculator (I’m 42). Even with constant computer use I have better than 20/20 vision when wearing bifocals. In all seriousness I believe that success comes through very hard work paired with closely aligning the needs of customers, team members, the market, and the company. I also place extreme value in hiring the most intelligent and well-adjusted team members, not necessarily the most experienced. It’s amazing what happens when you are surrounded by brilliant minds. When you look around yo...

64 min2018 AUG 9
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The 15 Year Exit with Andrew Graf, TeamDynamix

Amelia Gandara - Director of Strategic Partnerships, Nationwide Ventures

Amelia is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Nationwide’s ventures team. Previously, she was a member of two corporate innovations teams within GE where she contributed to product development efforts ranging from novel home appliances to industrial inspection technologies. She also managed an evergreen startup seed fund in Louisville, Kentucky. She is former professional ballerina and actively serves on various boards in support of dance and visual art in the region. Amelia earned a Finance Certificate from Cornell University and BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Louisville’s Speed School of Engineering. This is the audio recording from the live event on 7/9/2018. startupgrind.com/columbus awh.net rev1ventures.com

54 min2018 JUL 25
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Amelia Gandara - Director of Strategic Partnerships, Nationwide Ventures

Storytelling matters. Learn why & how to get better at it from Ruth Milligan

ERuth Milligan is an executive communication coach and trainer. She works primarily with leaders delivering consequential communications and trains in content framing, storytelling, public speaking and executive presence. She is also one of the longest running TEDx organizers in the world with Nancy Kramer, having organized and curated TEDxColumbus since 2009. Along with her team at Articulation, her current practice, they have coached over 400 TEDx and TED-style talks. They are known for their work in science, research and data fields, helping researchers, scientists and analysts making their insights accessible to lay audiences. As for startups: In college she began a campus wide service network connecting residence halls, the greek system and student organizations toward a coordinated approach to deliver community service. That carried over into her first job out of college in the Governor’s Office where she was assigned the job of starting up Americorps, the national service pro...

58 min2018 JUN 15
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Storytelling matters. Learn why & how to get better at it from Ruth Milligan

Startup Grind Columbus: Greg Moran - COO, Wiretap

As the Chief Operating Officer at Wiretap, Greg Moran has a unique talent for asking the people around him to go beyond the limits they see for themselves – a standard he also adheres to, as he turned down multiple enterprise CIO jobs to join Jeff Schumann at this venture-backed software start-up. Greg leverages his extensive background in technology, strategy and digital transformation to scale the company, with a focus on sales and operations. A far cry from the jungle of Zambia where he grew up, Greg launched his career as an IT consultant in Columbus, Ohio, advising clients on strategy and process. It was after joining Bank One (now JP Morgan Chase), though, that Greg really started leaving his mark. As Enterprise Chief Technology Officer, Greg designed and implemented the integration strategy to convert the bank to a single, unified application platform – a platform that still runs JP Morgan Chase today. When he transitioned to Ford Motor Company, Greg’s path to success real...

61 min2018 APR 12
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Startup Grind Columbus: Greg Moran - COO, Wiretap

Startup Grind Columbus: Zach Weprin - Co-founder & CEO, FUSIAN

Zach Weprin is the Co-founder and CEO of FUSIAN, a fresh-casual sushi rolls and bowls concept that operates 10 restaurants in Ohio. In 2008, after graduating with a finance degree from THE Ohio State University, he moved to Aspen, Colorado to become a bellman (aka ski bum), and it was there he learned the value of a healthy lifestyle and authentic hospitality. In 2009 the business plan for Soho Sushi was written as a customer-centric sushi experience which later became the origin of FUSIAN. In 2010 he moved to Cincinnati, partnered with his brother Josh & childhood friend Stephan Harman, and together they opened their first restaurant at the age of 24. This is the audio recording from the live event on 3/12/2018. http://fusian.com www.startupgrind.com/columbus www.awh.net www.rev1ventures.com

79 min2018 MAR 13
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Startup Grind Columbus: Zach Weprin - Co-founder & CEO, FUSIAN

Latest Episodes

Shaping How We Work & Live: The Kaufman Development Story

68 min2019 MAR 14
Comments
Shaping How We Work & Live: The Kaufman Development Story

We RISE with Troy Allen, Founder, RISE Brands (16-Bit & Pins)

As a brand, design and strategy expert, Troy Allen knows how to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Throughout his career, Troy has successfully led transformative creative campaigns in a variety of industries for clients – McDonald’s, Coca Cola, VISIT FLORIDA, Harley Davidson, Cooper Tire, Mac Tools, Adena Health and Pier Foods. His love and excitement for brand development can also be seen on such brands as Bounty, Oil of Olay and Pringles. Troy founded ELEVATE thinking in early 2009, a Brand Strategy firm focused on creating a deeper consumer engagement for its clients. After several successful years the company evolved to focus on developing and building its own brands. Now called Rise Brands, the organization has a focused mission to create and bring brands to market. 16-Bit Bar+Arcade, it’s first brand is currently in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati with two more markets in development. The second brand, Pins Mechanical Co. launched in downtown Columbus mid 20...

59 min2019 JAN 22
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We RISE with Troy Allen, Founder, RISE Brands (16-Bit & Pins)

Startup Grind Columbus: Bold Penguins Take On Insurance

Ilya Bodner, Founder & CEO, Bold Penguin Ilya didn’t get into the insurance business because he found it particularly sexy, or exciting...or even because he loved It. (After all, it’s insurance) He got into it because he wanted to fundamentally change how it works from the inside out. And little by little, he and the “penguins” are making it happen. The focus of their startup is to significantly reduce the friction in the commercial insurance experience—a mission that, unsurprisingly, no one seems to argue with. This is the audio recording from the live event on 12/10/2018. boldpenguin.com startupgrind.com/columbus awh.net

52 min2018 DEC 12
Comments
Startup Grind Columbus: Bold Penguins Take On Insurance

Startup Grind Columbus: David Brown, Harmony Project

EFor nearly 30 years, David has been creating original programming, concerts and events that unite participants and audiences to give back to their communities. He has an established reputation for creating collaborative, groundbreaking events that positively impact organizations and communities. Since 2009, David has grown the Harmony Project into a national model redefining diversity and inclusion through performances, programming, and unique community service experiences. This is the audio recording from the live event on 10/9/2018. harmonyproject.com startupgrind.com/columbus awh.net

62 min2018 OCT 12
Comments
Startup Grind Columbus: David Brown, Harmony Project

Startup Grind Columbus: Tara Marling Abraham, Accel

Tara Marling Abraham, Chairman and Co-CEO of Accel, Inc., is one of the nation’s leading experts in contract packaging. A strategist and experienced entrepreneur, Ms. Abraham advances innovation throughout the businesses she has established and grown, as well as professional and industry groups to which she dedicates time. Her combined expertise in finance, marketing, relationship management, supplier diversity, and mergers & acquisitions has made her a leader within the retail and consumer packaged goods industries. Ms. Abraham creates solutions, following personal experience with inferior packaged goods produced outside of the U.S., she established Accel in 1995 to provide quality controlled, domestic contract packaging services to the health, beauty, food, fashion, and technology industries. Accel a $25M company producing $480M wholesale value of goods with 1,100 associates at its 517,000 sq. ft. facility, has become known for its diversity and supplier best practices. Selected ...

56 min2018 SEP 17
Comments
Startup Grind Columbus: Tara Marling Abraham, Accel

The 15 Year Exit with Andrew Graf, TeamDynamix

EAndrew feels that bios written in the third person by the author are strange. I (Andrew) co-founded and successfully exited TeamDynamix after surviving many of the entrepreneurial mistakes you are about to make. My experiences may help you avoid some of them. We drove TeamDynamix to overnight success (15+ years to grow and exit). The path to success was easy often allowing 4 hours of sleep per night. Through it all I have remained a youthful 63 years old as calculated by health.com’s real age calculator (I’m 42). Even with constant computer use I have better than 20/20 vision when wearing bifocals. In all seriousness I believe that success comes through very hard work paired with closely aligning the needs of customers, team members, the market, and the company. I also place extreme value in hiring the most intelligent and well-adjusted team members, not necessarily the most experienced. It’s amazing what happens when you are surrounded by brilliant minds. When you look around yo...

64 min2018 AUG 9
Comments
The 15 Year Exit with Andrew Graf, TeamDynamix

Amelia Gandara - Director of Strategic Partnerships, Nationwide Ventures

Amelia is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Nationwide’s ventures team. Previously, she was a member of two corporate innovations teams within GE where she contributed to product development efforts ranging from novel home appliances to industrial inspection technologies. She also managed an evergreen startup seed fund in Louisville, Kentucky. She is former professional ballerina and actively serves on various boards in support of dance and visual art in the region. Amelia earned a Finance Certificate from Cornell University and BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Louisville’s Speed School of Engineering. This is the audio recording from the live event on 7/9/2018. startupgrind.com/columbus awh.net rev1ventures.com

54 min2018 JUL 25
Comments
Amelia Gandara - Director of Strategic Partnerships, Nationwide Ventures

Storytelling matters. Learn why & how to get better at it from Ruth Milligan

ERuth Milligan is an executive communication coach and trainer. She works primarily with leaders delivering consequential communications and trains in content framing, storytelling, public speaking and executive presence. She is also one of the longest running TEDx organizers in the world with Nancy Kramer, having organized and curated TEDxColumbus since 2009. Along with her team at Articulation, her current practice, they have coached over 400 TEDx and TED-style talks. They are known for their work in science, research and data fields, helping researchers, scientists and analysts making their insights accessible to lay audiences. As for startups: In college she began a campus wide service network connecting residence halls, the greek system and student organizations toward a coordinated approach to deliver community service. That carried over into her first job out of college in the Governor’s Office where she was assigned the job of starting up Americorps, the national service pro...

58 min2018 JUN 15
Comments
Storytelling matters. Learn why & how to get better at it from Ruth Milligan

Startup Grind Columbus: Greg Moran - COO, Wiretap

As the Chief Operating Officer at Wiretap, Greg Moran has a unique talent for asking the people around him to go beyond the limits they see for themselves – a standard he also adheres to, as he turned down multiple enterprise CIO jobs to join Jeff Schumann at this venture-backed software start-up. Greg leverages his extensive background in technology, strategy and digital transformation to scale the company, with a focus on sales and operations. A far cry from the jungle of Zambia where he grew up, Greg launched his career as an IT consultant in Columbus, Ohio, advising clients on strategy and process. It was after joining Bank One (now JP Morgan Chase), though, that Greg really started leaving his mark. As Enterprise Chief Technology Officer, Greg designed and implemented the integration strategy to convert the bank to a single, unified application platform – a platform that still runs JP Morgan Chase today. When he transitioned to Ford Motor Company, Greg’s path to success real...

61 min2018 APR 12
Comments
Startup Grind Columbus: Greg Moran - COO, Wiretap

Startup Grind Columbus: Zach Weprin - Co-founder & CEO, FUSIAN

Zach Weprin is the Co-founder and CEO of FUSIAN, a fresh-casual sushi rolls and bowls concept that operates 10 restaurants in Ohio. In 2008, after graduating with a finance degree from THE Ohio State University, he moved to Aspen, Colorado to become a bellman (aka ski bum), and it was there he learned the value of a healthy lifestyle and authentic hospitality. In 2009 the business plan for Soho Sushi was written as a customer-centric sushi experience which later became the origin of FUSIAN. In 2010 he moved to Cincinnati, partnered with his brother Josh & childhood friend Stephan Harman, and together they opened their first restaurant at the age of 24. This is the audio recording from the live event on 3/12/2018. http://fusian.com www.startupgrind.com/columbus www.awh.net www.rev1ventures.com

79 min2018 MAR 13
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Startup Grind Columbus: Zach Weprin - Co-founder & CEO, FUSIAN
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