October 09, 2012
Cincy Chat: Weedman & Williams create start-up magnet
Hear from Jeff Weedman, CEO of the newly-created start-up accelerator Cintrifuse, and Rodney Williams, CEO and co-founder of Lisnr, Cintrifuse's first tenant company. As two leaders in the growing start-up community, both will champion the efforts of entrepreneurs & start-ups to drive growth in our region. Join us as they talk about the growing importance of supporting a start-up culture, the role of Cintrifuse in that, and other topics that impact you, your business and our region.
Friday, October 26, 11:30 a.m. –1 p.m.
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Cost: $25 members, $40 nonmembers (includes lunch!)
Jeff Weedman, the CEO of Cintrifuse
is leading the newly formed nonprofit aimed at fostering innovation growth by supporting high growth-potential startup companies.
Cintrifuse, launched in summer 2012 and based in Cincinnati, aims to provide startups with a web of support including access to innovation-business incubators, investment funds and regional intuitional assets. The company was formed by Cincinnati’s top business leaders with the goal of making the country’s “middle-coast” corridor a magnet for start-up companies, driving economic growth and innovation success.
Jeff leads the new company, as an Executive on Loan from Procter & Gamble, the world’s largest consumer packaged goods company. At P&G, Jeff served as Vice President of Global Business Development, responsible for delivering external innovation partnerships across P&G and around the world.
Rodney Williams, the Co-Founder & CEO of Lisnr, LLC
is attempting to change the way consumers interact with audio both as an engagement tool and an attractive advertising platform.
Rodney and his team started just under 6 months ago after competing in the national Startup Bus Competition on the way to SXSW and ultimately securing a top 10 finish amongst over 120 teams.
Rodney was recruited to Cincinnati by P&G in Brand Management after completing four degrees in Marketing and Finance and most recently a MBA from Howard University. He spent three+ years at P&G leading a number of digital and point of entry business efforts for Pampers often being noted as one the most innovative young talents within the company.