On July 1st we officially changed the address of our building from 750 Mount Carmel Mall to 775 West Broad Street. This change is part of our vision to create an easily accessible employment hub. A Broad Street address gives us more visibility and makes our building much easier to find. Renovations continue on almost every floor of the building but the finish line is near. We are planning an Open House in October - keep an eye out for your invitation!
Nine social enterprises will vie for three awards as The Metropreneur and SocialVentures present the Social Enterprise of the Year Awards at Aspire 2019. Fortuity was nominated as “Emerging Social Enterprise of the Year”. We are proud to be named among companies like HonestJobs.co, Freedom a la Carte and Roosevelt Coffee House.
In their seventh year, the awards seek to recognize the impact that social enterprises are making in Central Ohio and beyond. Some deploy a one-for-one model, some hire and train individuals with barriers to employment, and some support the operations of a nonprofit. These awards honor organizations that are changing the conversation about what it means to have a business that values people over profit.
Winners will be announced at Aspire 2019 on Wednesday, September 18! Learn more about the event here.
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From Columbus Business First, August 15, 2019 by Eleanor Kennedy
Nearly half of the most promising startups in the state call Central Ohio home, according to a new list from VentureOhio.
The organization, which aims to improve access to capital and foster collaboration in the startup community, has released the 2019 edition of its Watchlist. The 50 companies included on the list were selected via a competitive nomination process and selected by a panel of judges consisting of more than 25 venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and technologists.
Of the 50 companies included on the list, 23 call the Columbus area home. The list includes several of the city's fastest-growing and highest-flying startups like Fortuity, Beam Dental and Root Insurance.
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On August 15th, The Columbus Foundation hosted Conscious Capitalism On Tap, a monthly event that brings like-minded businesses together to discuss issues that affect how and why they follow the Conscious Capitalism Credo. Conscious Capitalism is a way of thinking about capitalism and business that better reflects the innate potential of business to make a positive impact on the world.
The August topic was “How Can Business End Poverty”? The panel was moderated by Jen Bowden, IGS and included Mid-Ohio Foodbank CEO Matt Habash, Columbus State President David Harrison and Fortuity Co-Founder & CMO Katie Robinson.
The panel addressed several questions including how to support employees struggling to lift themselves out of poverty in a holistic way. Click here learn more about Fortuity’s ecosystem of support.