Rushlight Ventures

Stories — 2024

A Prototype Mindset

A Prototype Mindset

Prototyping is Essential for Successful Product Development The importance of prototyping in new tech venture development cannot be overstated. It serves as a structured process for collaborative problem-solving, enabling teams to rapidly iterate potential solutions and hone in on the few golden ideas. Let's explore the key steps in the prototyping process—including defining the problem,...

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Internships in College

Internships in College

At Rushlight Ventures, we’re big believers in the transformative power of education, particularly the hands-on education gained through internships. "Why should I complete an internship while in college?" 1. Hands-on Experience Internships play a pivotal role in shaping a student’s career trajectory. They provide real-world experience that simply can’t be replicated in a classroom setting. By...

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Data-Driven Prototyping: Navigating from Idea to Prototype

Data-Driven Prototyping: Navigating from Idea to Prototype

Embarking on the journey from a novel idea to a tangible prototype is both exhilarating and challenging. Utilizing prototyping techniques can significantly ease this process, steering technology concepting, facilitating customer discovery, and validating market assumptions. Prototypes play a crucial role in reducing risk and eliminating “guesswork” in technology-based venture development....

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Rushlight Ventures Commemorates Start of Construction on New Headquarters

Rushlight Ventures Commemorates Start of Construction on New Headquarters

Cover photo: Groundbreaking of the new headquarters, which will be located on Washington Church Road adjacent to the newly renovated Cornerstone Research Group headquarters. Pictured (left to right): Alex Carlson, Jim Danis, Patrick Hood, Joseph Zeis, and Jeff Bennett. In a momentous event attended by distinguished guests and community leaders, the Rushlight enterprise hosted a groundbreaking...

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A Toast to Vino & Ventures: Rushlight Ventures Launches Exclusive Networking Group

A Toast to Vino & Ventures: Rushlight Ventures Launches Exclusive Networking Group

Rushlight Ventures, a prominent player in the Dayton region’s venture ecosystem, hosted the successful launch of an exclusive networking group, Vino & Ventures, on January 31 at The Hub. This invitation-only circle, designed to transcend traditional networking norms, attracted more than 40 accomplished investors and socially conscious venture ecosystem leaders. Vino & Ventures offers a...

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Maximizing Intellectual Property Value: Embracing Monetization

Maximizing Intellectual Property Value: Embracing Monetization

Many organizations that are strong generators of novel intellectual property often find themselves at a crossroads when it comes to realizing tangible value from their creations. It is common to hear these IP generators, which include research organizations, universities, federal labs, and SBIR/STTR recipients, bemoan the challenges of “commercialization” or the pressure to “transition” their...

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Rushlight Assets Unveils Groundbreaking Event to Inaugurate New Headquarters

Rushlight Assets Unveils Groundbreaking Event to Inaugurate New Headquarters

Leap Day will mark a significant leap forward for the Rushlight Assets enterprise as it prepares to break ground on its new headquarters on Washington Church Road in Miami Township. Scheduled for February 29, this event celebrates a transformative journey nearly 30 years in the making. The groundbreaking ceremony will occur in two parts at the existing CRG headquarters at 8821 Washington Church...

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Rushlight Assets Presents at Congressional Briefing on SBIR Innovation

Rushlight Assets Presents at Congressional Briefing on SBIR Innovation

The Rushlight Assets enterprise, represented by Christopher Hemmelgarn, president of Cornerstone Research Group (CRG), took part in the Congressional Briefing on “SBIR: Powering Innovation and Paying Dividends” on February 6, 2024, held at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. Hosted by Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), the event featured a distinguished panel moderated by Bryan Bender,...

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