As Brandery gets ready to head to a new sandbox, the state of startup play remains serious, mostly

CINCINNATI - They are brief, audible firecrackers, these “Quacks” that jump from smart phone to smart phone, table to table, providing location-based, anonymous play in 400-ft. wide circles. 

These “Quacks” also spark a deep sense of teamwork and show how one startup idea can quickly ignite another among the 2014 class of 12 incoming entrepreneur teams at The Brandery, Cincinnati’s top-ranked business accelerator.

Quack is one of 12 company teams receiving $20,000 in seed funding and four months of mentorship with area branding agencies as well as an October demo day to pitch to investors. It’s a little sad to share with them that they’ll be the last class to call the gritty building their startup home away from home.

The boldest class yet for Cincinnati’s leading startup accelerator is also its last as a stand alone entity. Will relocating to shared co-working space two blocks south result in success or failure for the boot-strappy Brandery? 

WCPO Insiders can go inside the Brandery with writer Steve Ramos to learn about the innovation that's bubbling up there, and how its leaders see the coming move to a "new sandbox."

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