“Liberty Center and its Community Foundation have supported local businesses since we opened in 2015,” Cedik said.
Wendy Lea, CEO of Cintrifuse, said the partnership is “a new challenge” for its digitally native brands, entering the retail scene in the midst of the holiday shopping season.
“Normally found through clicks on the web, these StartupCincy brands now have the opportunity to engage with our community in a retail environment,” Lea said.
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Born less than a decade ago from a social media hashtag and used by a group of bootstrapping entrepreneurs to stay connected to the community on Twitter, StartupCincy is now “a community of entrepreneurs, BigCos, educators, investors, students, creatives and enthusiasts with a mission to build a sustainable, tech-based economy for Greater Cincinnati,” according to the group.