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Why an IT exec is turning to 8th graders for the next big business idea

Mar 20, 2017 - Columbus Business First (Ohio)

Not content with passing the $100 million sales mark, Ventech Solutions Inc. is seeking a blockbuster innovation that increases the IT company's valuation by fivefold.

And one place it's looking is the minds of Central Ohio eighth graders.

Ventech grew to $115 million in revenue in 2016 from $10 million two years earlier, I reported in this week's print edition of Columbus Business First.

Now the Columbus company is pouring half its profits into research and development, founde

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