About UP Columbus


UP Columbus is part of a global movement, home to the city's innovators, leaders, doers, makers, and entrepreneurs.


UP supports new ventures, provides resources for entrepreneurs, and connects the community. UP Columbus is a part of a global movement dedicated to ensuring that anyone can experience entrepreneurship, no matter where they live. We’re fully driven by local volunteer efforts, being led by the best and brightest Columbus's entrepreneurial community has to offer.

Local community leaders

Meet the local community

  • Matt Chimes
    Matt
    Chimes
  • Christina Christian
    Christina
    Christian
  • Brian Lees
    Brian
    Lees
  • Steve Gacka
    Steve
    Gacka


Local movement, global network

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16K

Global Volunteers

1248

Total Events to Date

568

Active Communities

100K

Community Members

300

Event Countries



TWO WAYS TO EXPLORE ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN Columbus




UP Programs and Events

Programs built by UP that help you develop and grow skills as an entrepreneur.

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Community Activities

Events and activities happening in your area, designed for entrepreneurs and innovators.

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