Tonight, Startup Grind Columbus featured Troy Allen, Chief Entertainment Officer at Rise Brands. Ryan Frederick, the Columbus Director, had a great conversation with Troy who shared his background, the story behind Rise and the success they’ve had with their brands, 16-Bit Bar+Arcade, Pins Mechanical Co and No Soliciting. Troy also shared that Rise is working on the development of two more brands that we’ll be seeing soon.
Troy said that taking risks has always been a part of his entrepreneurial journey and with the growing success of the Rise brands, the risks haven’t gone away…they’ve just gotten bigger (which equals bigger money). Community has been a part of Troy’s experiences and he cited the support of other business owners as being key to his success. Thanks to Troy and Ryan for an outstanding program tonight!