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Economic development organizations: good or bad for entrepreneurial activity?

Bill Baumel Contributor Bill Baumel is Managing Director at the Ohio Innovation Fund. After twenty years in Silicon Valley – 4 public companies and 10 major acquisitions – Bill came home to the Midwest creating OIF, whose 14 companies have attracted partners such as Microsoft, Facebook, SAP, and Sanofi, providing SaaS, cyber, AI/ML and med tech solutions to a majority of the Fortune 500. In developing VC markets such as the Midwest, some may think that funding from the government or economic development organizations are a godsend […]

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