Monday, April 21, 2008

Monday morning muses - April 21, 2008 - What's your CTWQ?

On Sunday I was thrilled to see that the Dispatch had written a story that profiled several of the cool technology companies being incubated at TechColumbus. The reason I’m excited is that it shows that we are doing a better job of publicizing what going “right” in our community

One of the things that builds momentum and energy is a “feeling” that we have a track record of winning. Take a second to take the quiz below and check out your CTWQ (Columbus Tech Winning Quotient). Enjoy!

  1. What Columbus Institution played a major role in developing “Xerox” technology?
  2. What is the name of the nation’s only non-profit IT test and training facility?
  3. Where can high school students learn sophisticated computer modeling and simulation skills that can be applied in diverse areas such as weather forecasting and “virtual prototyping” ?
  4. What Dublin company has earned a world class reputation for being experts in corrosion and materials industry?
  5. What local fund ,with over 100 members, provides investment capital for commercialization of innovations in life sciences, information technology and physical sciences?
  6. What company helps save energy by helping utility companies improve the reliability of distribution and transmission systems?
  7. Where can you find essential business information on over 45 million companies? (Hint they were a 2007 TopCAT winner ) ?
  8. What organization provide services for more than 60,000 libraries in 112 countries and territories locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve library materials?
  9. Which two OSU researchers recently won a $1mm global award(Dan David prize) for achievements having an outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social impact on the world? Their work has produced some of the most detailed and comprehensive records of how climates change over many centuries and across the Earth. That information is vital for efforts to accurately forecast how the world’s climate may change in the future.
  10. Where should your first stop be if want to build a tech based business in Columbus?


  1. Battelle -
  2. Platform Lab -
  3. Ohio Super Computing Center -
  4. CCTechnologies -
  5. Ohio Tech Angels -
  6. Exacter -
  7. ECNext -
  8. OCLC -
  9. Lonnie Thompson and Ellen Mosley-Thompson -
  10. TechColumbus -

Interpreting your CTWQ - # correct

1-3 - Pretty average – most people aren’t really aware of the great tech things happening in Columbus

3-5 - Better than the average bear - you’re keeping up with what’s going on

5+ - Supergenius - you’ve got a handle on Columbus’ tech pulse. You’re an official tech ambassador

Peace Out,



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