WATCH: Got a touch of entrepreneur in you? Check out this advice from The Brandery startups

Insights on eve of first local Techstars event

CINCINNATI -- What’s the best advice you’ve heard about starting your own business and sustaining it?

We put that question to the seven startups in the current class of The Brandery business accelerator in Over-the-Rhine – and we received seven very different answers.

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Some thought that knowing your customer was the most important thing. Others favored hiring the best people, keeping the cash flowing and staying involved in your community.

Included in this year’s class are companies that make soap, smart pet products and sportswear and a company that makes it easier to get the right ads to customers. For more information about the startups, see the article here.

The startups are all busy practicing their pitches to investors for The Brandery’s annual demo day, which is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Oct. 10 at Memorial Hall in Over-the-Rhine. You can register to attend at the website here.

That event coincides with the first Techstars Startup Week Cincinnati, powered by CincyTech, a weeklong celebration of entrepreneurship and startups organized locally by StartupCincy. You’ll be reading more about it here over the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, enjoy the attached videos of The Brandery startups explaining the best advice they’ve received thus far.

Below: Eric Wu, Jahaan Ansari and Jeffrey Yan talk about startup Gainful.

 

Below: Co-founder Daniel Redlinger and intern Matt Green of Jumper Threads

 

Below: James Hassett and Tanja Mimica founded Martin, an artificial intelligence engine.

 

Below: Hilary Jensen of Obe Inc., which makes smart pet products.

 

Below: Serge Salager and Scott Valentine of startup Retarget Links

 

Below: Mohammed M. Mahdi and Anthony Duncan of soap-maker Soapy Soap

 

Below: John Cascarano of Tame the Beast, which makes mens' bath products

 
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