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How to attend today’s (virtual) TechCrunch event in Columbus, Ohio – TechCrunch

TechCrunch is thrilled to shine the spotlight on one of my favorite cities: Columbus, Ohio. TechCrunch Live is hosting a special, extended event today, and we hope you can join us. It’s free, it’s (mostly) live, and the event features some of the best startups, business leaders, and investors in the great state of Ohio.

The event is streamed live on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter Spaces, but if you sign up for Hopin, you can chat with other attendees and participate in the event directly.

Register here!

In the meantime, the following articles set the scene and explain the opportunities and challenges facing the growing ecosystem.

Agenda for TechCrunch Live in Columbus!

Columbus Unicorns with Olive and Drive Capital (3:00 p.m. EDT)
Olive is a Columbus unicorn from our home; hear the CEO and lead investor explain how the company was created and raised $856 million since its inception in 2012.

Raising start-up capital (3:30 p.m. EDT)

Ohio is not Silicon Valley, and yet there are plenty of venture capital funds eager to write checks to startup founders. Join this session and hear from two investors about the industries thriving in Columbus and the type of founders best suited for this scene.

Work for a startup in Columbus (4:00 p.m. EDT)

Columbus, like many major American cities, is home to industrial giants with hundreds of workers working in cubicles. But startups are hiring! Hear from two local leaders who are hiring and what startups are looking for in new hires.

Pitch competition (4:20 p.m. EDT)


  • Anna Mason, Managing Partner, Rise of the Rest Seed Fund at Revolution
  • Parul Singh, General Partner, Initialized Capital

Found live with Claire Coder, CEO of Aunt Flow (5:00 p.m. EDT)

Aunt Flow is an innovative Columbus, Ohio startup supplying 23,000 bathrooms with essential feminine products. The company’s clients include Apple, Meta and more. Hear company CEO Claire Coder talk about the difficulty of raising capital in Ohio and growing her company to 40 employees during this special Found Live podcast recording.