Interview and excerpt provided by WOUB Digital.
Written by Tom Hodson.
Rev1 Ventures in Columbus works with companies and entrepreneurs in 15 central Ohio counties to develop ideas, services and products from basic concepts to having investment potential.
Bethany George, an Ohio University alumna, serves as Director of Investment Funds for the central Ohio firm.
Rev1 Ventures provides free services to a select group of entrepreneurs and innovators and helps develop companies and concepts until they become viable for investment. Then Rev1 Ventures helps find investors for the new idea.
About 150 companies a year go through a three day program over a two week period called Concept Academy, according to George. This academy helps validate problems being faced by the new company and crystalizes solutions.
Click here to listen to the complete interview with Bethany George.
Originally published April 7, 2016.