HCDC and Wood, Herron & Evans Partner to Celebrate Local Innovative Companies

Mar 21, 2019 | Press

Cincinnati, OH, March 20, 2019 – HCDC’s Office of Innovation + Creativity (OIC) and Wood Herron & Evans (WH&E) are pleased to announce their partnership in connection with the upcoming Innovation & Technology Awards hosted by theCincinnati Business Courier. Wood Herron & Evans is a Gold Sponsor of the Innovation & Technology Awards while the OIC is a Community Partner Sponsor. The OIC is Hamilton County’s innovation hub, fueling second stage business growth through targeted analytics, strategy, and connections.

The Innovation & Technology Awards celebrate local entrepreneurs and businesses in categories including:

  • Most Promising Startup
  • Tech Team of the Year
  • Best Software Product,
  • Tech Company of the Year
  • Bioscience
  • Green Innovation
  • Best IT Services
  • Best Device/Application Innovation
  • Marketing Innovation

WH&E and OIC will recognize all of the finalists, some of which are clients of both organizations, at an evening of cocktails and conversation at The Transept in OTR. The award winners will then be announced at the Innovation & Technology Awards on April 11, 2019, at The Monastery Event Center.


Kate Smith, a Partner at Wood Herron & Evans, commented about the collaboration: “OIC is a great partner for us, both at the upcoming Innovation & Technology Awards and for future collaborations. Both of our organizations are focused on the long-term success of the businesses and individuals we work with. We want to foster their creativity, and help them to protect their businesses and the intellectual property they create. We look forward to continuing our work with HCDC and the OIC long beyond the Innovation & Technology Awards event.”


“The HCDC Office of Innovation + Creativity is really excited to have Wood, Herron, & Evans collaborate with us for this event. We appreciate this partnership and are happy to join in the celebration for the companies who are making a great and positive impact in our community,” says Karla Boldery, HCDC Director of Innovation Services.

About Wood Herron & Evans

Located in the heart of the downtown business district in Cincinnati, Ohio, Wood Herron & Evans represents leaders in science and industry worldwide (including Fortune 500 companies), providing services to help protect the intellectual property assets of its clients, including patents, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, and copyrights and providing advice and assistance in advertising, privacy, media defense, internet, information technology and licensing. Learn more about the firm at www.whe-law.com.

About HCDC’s Office of Innovation + Creativity

The Office of Innovation + Creativity (supported by Hamilton County, Ohio) helps innovative companies with a proven success record make strategic growth decisions. The program acts as a connector between companies with revenues from $1 M – $50M in revenue and those that provide in-depth market research to geographic market and product expansion potential and direction. Learn more atwww.hcdc.com/oic.

About HCDC, Inc


Established in 1983, HCDC, Inc.helps build businesses and promote job creation in three ways: Business Incubation, Business Lending, and Economic Development services. Born out of a need to create jobs to counter a shrinking manufacturing sector, HCDC has nurtured over 300 resident companies, financed over $1 Billion in projects, and has helped attract and create tens of thousands of local jobs in southwest Ohio. For more information please visit: www.hcdc.com