A recent Forbes article posits Cleveland as the Midwest’s version of Silicon Valley. A growing hub for technology entrepreneurs, Northeast Ohio continues an upward trend. ... The Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise, on the Lorain County Community College campus, is another of those resources. In addition to providing support services, GLIDE offers the Innovation Fund, a pre-seed funding program for startup technology companies, according to Dennis Cocco, co-director of GLIDE.
When conducting research, Dr. Brian Ilfeld tries his best to be dispassionate and logical. SPR Therapeutics has made that task difficult. The Highland Hills-based company's first product could have a huge impact on the world of pain management, according to Ilfeld, a professor of anesthesiology at the University of California, San Diego.
Using its carefully guarded trade secrets, one small business is pushing new methods into the world of whiskey to address higher demand for the spirits.
Recently, someone from a local water technology company told Bryan Stubbs that the business might join the Cleveland Water Alliance. The main reason? It wants a subscription to SplashLink.com. Since last fall, the Beachwood-based website has signed up hundreds of paid subscribers, all of whom are somehow tied to the water industry.
The concept smacks of that 1966 movie, Fantastic Voyage: Cleveland startup Surgical Theater has developed a virtual reality software system that allows surgeons to journey through a patient’s body to get acquainted with the surgical site in advance of a complicated operation.
The Innovation Fund has never been limited to Lorain County — but the nonprofit’s latest round of awards reaches all the way to Mansfield and Alliance. The fund has awarded a total of $200,000 to five young tech companies in Northeast Ohio, according to a news release.