March 23rd I attended the TieQuest Ohio business plan competition finals, at Hyland Software. IRx Reminder, as presented by CEO Anthony Stearns, was selected as the winner out of what I thought was an extremely diverse and interesting field of finalists. So a hearty “Congratulations” to Anthony and IRx Reminder for their selection as the overall regional winner.
As a contributor to the prize package, The Incubator at MAGNET offered one year of incubation space, with all privileges, to a winner matching our entrance qualifications. With the visibility his win at TiEQuest Ohio garnered his company, Anthony had plenty of choices in the region as to where to land, and I’m pleased to announce that IRxReminder is our newest tenant.
The International Entrepreneurs (TiE) Ohio was founded in 2008 as the 50th chapter of the global TiE network, the world’s largest organization for fostering entrepreneurship. TiE Ohio is poised to fulfill a critical niche in Northeast Ohio’s business development landscape by focusing specifically on immigrant, international, and minority entrepreneurs within the region, and by encouraging other such entrepreneurs to consider NEO as a place to launch their new businesses. TiE Ohio provides focused support to entrepreneurs through mentoring, networking, and business education programming.