StartUp Lakewood

Explore the trials and tribulations of rustbelt entrepreneurs who are taking risks and defying expectations in hustling Lakewood, Ohio. Entrepreneurs enjoy this open, liberal, individualistic, yet supportive city. While not as large as our next door neighbor, Cleveland, our startup stories are just as big.

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The Veteran

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We recorded in studio with Bill Grimberg in the Fall of 2018, and it was a powerful interview. Bill was gracious, insightful, humorous, and honest in his description of what it means to be an entrepreneur. We were crestfallen to learn that he passed away a few weeks ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family; he will be missed. Bill was a once in a lifetime big-thinker and risk-taker so we are happy to make his wisdom available to all.

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