In spite of all that's going on around us... we've had a great year. It was a year of transitions, settling in, grinding it out; and LAWD, are we tired. I'm thankful for my team. We have some OG team members, a couple of veterans, and a few newbies - and we're all working together to figure this thing out. 2021 didn't look how we expected it to, but we made it. Our organization is healthy (mentally, physically, & financially), and we're on our path to continuing to build this amazing organization that has assisted over 350 entrepreneurs in Cincinnati (not even counting those in other cities).
This year, we put over $100k directly in the hands of Cincinnati entrepreneurs through our Iron Chest Fund... And that's just the START. None of these things would have been possible without the trust of our alums, or the support of our partners, funders, and individual supporters (whether you've shared a post on social media, or donations of your hard-earned money), you are truly appreciated.
Below, you'll see some of our other big highlights from 2021. One of my favorite holiday memories from my childhood was turning on the radio at the end of the year to listen to the annual countdown of the year's best songs. It's with that sense of nostalgia that I think it's important that we reflect on the past year before we start making plans for the new one. Click the images to see additional bonus content like articles, videos, and more!