A boot camp for aspiring entrepreneurs is laying groundwork for business over the next 10 years, 10TV's Jerry Revish reported Thursday.
The program lasts 11 weeks and is designed to grow ideas into new businesses.
At a prototype day at Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business, ideas for new businesses were pitched.
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The business accelerator was called 10x. They were trying to help entrepreneurs turn an idea into a business that will attract investors.
"It's about mastery," said Dr. Michael Camp, Entrepreneurship Executive Director. "Being able to capture an idea and move that idea forward with some sense of excellence, pursuit and value creation."
Louis Chein and Ryan Hughes pitched a startup business called RenterCenter. It is a matchmaking service for landlords and renters.
They have planned to test their idea in the Cincinnati rental market. If it works there, they will start looking for possible investors in their Internet business.
Camp was excited about nurturing all of these potential game changers.
"Their ideas are much bigger than what we would have seen 20 years ago and they have a definite focus and purpose in mind," Camp said. "They want to change the world more so than I've seen in a long time."
The creators of RenterCenter recently changed the name to RentersUnleashed.com to avoid confusion with a furniture rental franchise with a similar name.
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