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Keys to Entrepreneurial Success is a resource designed to help women entrepreneurs find the information needed to start, grow and manage their small business.

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Columbus native Stefphanie Harper is the Director of Venture Development Outreach at TechColumbus.   She is responsible for marketing and promoting the TechColumbus Incubator and TechStart, the $22.5 million Ohio Third Frontier funded, Entrepreneurial program to fifteen counties in the Central Ohio region.

Before joining TechColumbus in May 2007, she worked as the Tourism Promotions Coordinator for Experience Columbus.   At Experience Columbus Stefphanie was responsible for promoting Columbus as a visitor destination through promotional activities, radio interviews, speaking engagements, TV appearances, trade shows and by working with travel writers. Prior to Experience Columbus, she served as a Project Coordinator for Capitol South where she was engaged in the redevelopment of Downtown Columbus.

Stefphanie graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Marketing and Public Relations from Franklin University and was awarded a Master’s in Public Administration from Central Michigan University.   Stefphanie serves on the Diversity & Inclusion committee for the United Way of Central Ohio and as a board member for City Year Columbus.   Stefphanie is also a graduate of United Way’s Project Diversity and is a participant in the 2008 class of Leadership Columbus.

Additionally, Stefphanie is the owner of SHARPER STRATEGIES, a marketing and communications firm that provides marketing strategies to small businesses including non-profits and community development corporations.   Stefphanie and her 16 year-old son Jordan reside in Canal Winchester and enjoy traveling, movies and sporting events.