Brand New House & Huge Patio in German Village
Location: German Village
Price: $73/per night (varies)
Ohio is a leader in technology and innovation. We are shedding our once “rustbelt” image and trading that in for modern, advanced, and disruptive ideas that are changing the way we live, work, and communicate with one another.
But what does it take to be a tech entrepreneur? Let’s talk with Rico Grant – founder of CrownMob. He, along with many others, are challenging the status quo and changing the face of technology in today's world.
As a young, Black man, who was the first in his family to graduate college, he represents the one percent of tech companies led by Black founders.
He is blazing a trail for a new generation to follow, and you can meet him on Monday, November 27 at the Royal Rhino Club, in Italian Village (993 North 4th Street, Columbus, Ohio). The event being held by <BLK_hack> will focus on creating diversity in the hair and beauty industry as well as using technology to scale and build businesses.
The panel will discuss the struggles of building and managing a business and how using technology has helped evolved each of their journeys. CrownMob is a digital platform, connecting consumers to ethnic hair creatives and retailers. The company was founded in March 2017 to serve the underserved black hair care market that Grant had grew up around all of his life.
“As a mobile platform, we allow consumers to connect with barbers/stylists and product retailers within the ethnic hair community,” said Ricardo Grant, founder of CrownMob.
Since its implementation, CrownMob has been recognized by SHEEN Magazine, ABC Network, the Voice of Black Cincinnati, and has also been accepted into a top 30 accelerator, Uptech Ideas. For more information about Rico and how he started his business, attend the Beauty and Hair Disrupt to learn more.
Royal Rhino Club (Italian Village)
993 North 4th Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 PM
<BLK_hack> is a startup network that is engaged in the latest business, technology news and curator of Black digital culture. The organization helps African American entrepreneurs and people of color grow, nurture, and scale their businesses by providing access to an engaged and supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem. <BLK_hack> is committed to innovating the solutions for creating more inclusion and diversity globally for startups, minority entrepreneurs, innovators, and technology enthusiasts.
This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.
The holidays are quickly approaching and it’s that time of year again where family and friends from all over will be visiting your home. Whether it’s for an annual Friendsgiving or a quick gettogether at your place, it’s always nice to refresh your home with a seasonal deep cleaning before guests arrive.
Recently, Two Men and a Vacuum (Two Men) offered me a special cleaning service so that I could experience and review their service along with offering a free 2-hour cleaning service to one of my lucky readers. Eek, are you excited?
This past weekend, I helped co-organize a private painting party at the Studio 614 for my cousin’s birthday. With all the craziness going on in the world, it’s nice to celebrate moments like these with people you love. And for this awesome human being, we decided to do something special for her.
If you don’t know, birthdays are by far my favorite. When I was growing up, my mother always planned and executed the best birthday parties. As a kid, my birthday was the best holiday of the year and it still is. My Mom always had my parties decorated, themed, and loaded with games and tons of prizes.
Even till this day, I have grade school friends who have told me that attending my birthdays were some of their favorite childhood memories. Not because of me, but because of the thought my Mom put into planning. The excitement of blowing out candles, opening presents and seeing all my friends gave me the best feelings in the world.
For some reason, life hit some of us too hard (maybe it was the premature grays). As I got older, I’ve noticed that some people think birthdays should have less significance in our lives. Not everyone is guaranteed another year, and yet we still did that shit. You deserve to celebrate that. Birthdays should always be a big deal; no matter how old you get.
This past weekend, my brother and I traveled to Athens County, nearly 75 miles south of Columbus (down US-33), to experience Brewed on the Bikeway, consisting of 21-miles of scenic bike trails along Hocking River, award-winning craft breweries and the infamous West End Cider House.
It was my first time visiting Athens County, and I was beyond excited to share this experience with my little brother, who hasn’t rode a bike in 10 years. Travelers can either opt to BYOB (“Bring-Your-Own-Bike”) or rent a bike at a local shop in the area. For convenience of traveling from out of town, we opted to rent.
My name is Morgan Pelt, founder and lifestyle blogger behind Columbus Living – a blog dedicated to sharing stories about local businesses, events and entrepreneurs. I grew up in Columbus and as a creative outlet; I like to share my adventures and experiences through writing, photography and social media. It's time to discover new places, try new food, and meet new people. Let's go!