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What is Conquering Columbus?

Conquering Columbus is a brand and podcast connecting you to the people that are having an impact on the growth of our great city. Across all industries, we interview guests who have made a difference and helped put Columbus on the map. We are growing a lot as we learn from them, and now you can too by subscribing on your favorite podcast app, signing up for our email list, and sharing with all of your friends!


Recent Podcasts:

Episode 145 | Equitas Health - Summary: Dwayne Steward is the Director of Prevention at Equitas Health. Established in 1984, Equitas Health (formerly AIDS Resource Center Ohio), is a regional not-for-profit community-based healthcare system and federally qualified community health center look-alike. Its expanded mission has made it one of the nation’s largest HIV/AIDS, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) healthcare
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Episode 144 | Articulation & TEDxColumbus - Summary: Ruth Milligan is the founder and Managing Director of Articulation. Ruth founded Articulation after producing the first TEDxColumbus event in 2009 – She was looking for speaking and presentation coaches to help train the next group of speakers, and after coming up dry, she decided to create Articulation. She and her team run seminars
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Episode 143 | TreeTree & Light Up Columbus - Summary: Chris & Becca Apfelstadt are husband and wife entrepreneurs with two kids. Becca is the Co-Founder and CEO at treetree, The Agency of Special Projects, and Chris is the owner of Light Up Columbus, a company dedicated to installing, maintaining, removing, and storing holiday lighting and decorations for home owners, business owners, and municipalities.
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Episode 142 | Ohio Innovation Fund - Summary: Jill Raderstorf is a Partner at Ohio Innovation Fund, which provides venture capital and expertise to enable early-stage Ohio companies to grow and prosper. They’re committed to retaining the best and brightest in Ohio and supporting the creation of the next generation of groundbreaking technologies, companies, and industries. Milestones: (00:00:00) Opening remarks (00:00:40) Facilities
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Episode 141 | Nikola Labs, Inc - Summary: Will is the Founding Partner and CEO of Nikola Labs, Inc, a wireless power company with an advantaged far-field technology that converts radio frequency (RF) energy into usable direct current (DC) power. Milestones: (00:00:00) Opening remarks (00:00:39) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX) (00:01:09) The SunDown Group (00:01:32) SmallBiz Cares (00:02:09) The Conquering Columbus Startup Package
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Recent Blog Posts:

The meaning of “Live Uncomfortably” - tldr; Live Uncomfortably – Get uncomfortable, push yourself there every day. By doing so you’ll see growth in unimaginable ways. See action plan. Conquering Columbus has adopted the phrase “Live Uncomfortably” after our initial launch, but we haven’t taken the time to explain it’s meaning. Let’s shed some light on these two beautiful words, and
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Why we created Conquering Columbus - Why we Love Columbus Mike here to tell you all why Josh and I love the city of Columbus, and how this podcast got its start. Columbus is an amazing city, and while there are many things that make it extraordinary, one reason stands out to us – The people that call this city home.
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What we learned from James Lawrence - Mike and I got the opportunity to interview James Lawrence, the “Iron-Cowboy”, last night. If you don’t know who James is, click here and give him a read – He’s an amazing individual. I’d give more background on him here but I’m in a hurry writing this and I want to be sure to get out
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