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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 137 | SWACO - Summary: Kyle O’Keefe is the Director of Innovation and Programs for the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO). Kyle’s role at SWACO focuses on creating community supported waste reduction and diversion programs that help to build stronger and more resilient communities in central Ohio through environmental, social, and economic stewardship. Milestones: (00:00:00) Opening remarks
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Episode 136 | Edgework Creative - Summary: Lindsay and Alex Remley are the owners of Edgework Creative, a millwork, metalwork and design shop located here in the heart of Columbus. They got their start in 2012 creating furniture from reclaimed lumber, and have since expanded their materials and capabilities to millwork and metalwork involving virgin lumber, live edge slabs, reclaimed lumber,
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Episode 135 | A Kid Again - Summary: Oyauma is the President and CEO at A Kid Again, which for 20+ years has helped restore a sense of normal for families that are caring for a child with a life-threatening illness. A Kid Again hosts year round events to support these families and provide them with memories that will last a lifetime.
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Episode 134 | NCT Ventures - Summary: Rich is the Managing Partner at NCT Ventures, as well as a seasoned entrepreneur and investor. In 1986, Rich founded Digital Storage, Inc. (DSI), while attending The Ohio State University. Since that time he has founded, co-founded, acquired or invested in several more companies under the umbrella of NCT Ventures. Through his capacity as
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Episode 133 | Ohio Innovation Fund - Summary: Bill Baumel is the Managing Director of the Ohio Innovation Fund. Bill has spent his career investing in venture capital-backed emerging growth companies, he has more than twenty years of experience, and close ties with a significant network of key Silicon Valley leaders. He was awarded Venture 100 status as one of the top
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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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