Six Steps to Starting Your Startup, Step One: Write a Business Plan

This post is the first of a six-part series on some recommended steps to launching a startup business. However, there is no one way to start any business, so you should always consult multiple sources on what your business may need before you start it. What is a Business Plan? In short, a business plan […]

Notable Startups to Come from Incubator Programs

About (Change) Business incubators have churned out a lot of successful startups. While not all startups engaged in incubator programs are successful, some startups have experienced explosive growth from the help of an incubator. You may even be familiar with some startups to have come from incubator programs and the work they’ve done in the […]

How to be the Smartest Person in the Room

Advice for Energy Storage Novices Energy storage is new to me. Occasionally when people ask about my interest and background in energy I can say a few quick anecdotes so that I’m not completely dismissed. I’ve taken more courses than what is godly reasonable on environmental land use law so I know a lot about […]

Incubators and Economic Development

What is Economic Development? Because no single definition of economic development exists, it is typically described in terms of achievable objectives that contribute to the community’s wellbeing in the long run. Common objectives of economic development are the creation of jobs and wealth, and the improvement of quality of life. To meet these and other […]

Batteries vs. Fuel Cells

Batteries and fuel cells are ever popular subjects in the ongoing conversation about how we power the world we live in. They are steadfast becoming important components of the energy chain to power things throughout our daily lives. Despite their rising popularity, many people are yet unaware of the differences between the two, their different […]

No Upward Limit

May’s Founder’s Exchange featured James Hillegas of Ohio Drone, LLC and Bob Jadloski of Aerial Solutions Experts. The number of certified pilots for aerial photography and other uses is expected to more than quadruple over the next four years, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.  At TBEIC, the need for efficient and lightweight fuel cells is a research […]

What is a Startup Incubator?

Introduction Startup companies – fledgling businesses geared towards rapid growth – are increasingly commonplace in the rapidly growing American economy. A source of this growth for many startups comes from their membership in startup incubators. Most incubators provide some level of resources and assistance to startup companies such as office space, mentorship and occasionally even […]

Host Your Next Training at TBEIC

Did you know that TBEIC has a 30+ person classroom overlooking Courthouse Square? It’s the perfect venue for your organization’s next training. For more information and booking, please check out TBEIC’s booking page.

Finalists Announced for Engineer of the Year!

Mahoning Valley Engineer of the Year awards are in their second year and we are so humbled and honored by the amazing nominee’s and the amount of effort that the nominator’s put into the process this year. We are fortunate to have an unbelievable community of Engineers in the Mahoning Valley and we are excited […]

MICRO-GRID-2

After spending considerable time trying various settings and operating strategies, I now have the inverter working, after a fashion.  Princeton Power has been only marginally helpful during the process, given that this is an old unit, out of warranty.  On thing they did tell me is that normally a 100kW inverter is connected to a […]