Platform Lab was founded by TechColumbus and the Ohio Supercomputer Center, two non-profit organizations, in 2001 and was initially funded by the Ohio Department of Development. The goal of Platform Lab was to provide a technology resource that would give Ohio firms a competitive advantage by testing technology solutions affordably. Platform Lab started a technology Partnership in early 2013 with MadeIT inc, a fast growing information technology services business headquartered in Worthington, Ohio, which led to MadeIT inc acquiring Platform Lab by December 24th 2013. Platform Lab operates as part of MadeIT inc and provides technology infrastructure to commercial firms around the world
Tom Walker (CEO of TechColumbus):
“This action is in keeping with our continuing strategy to align our full focus and resources to support entrepreneurs and startup companies with investment capital and acceleration services,” said Tom Walker, TechColumbus CEO. “We also have interest in the continued success and growth of service options for Platform Labs customers, and this evolutionary move meets both objectives.”
Christoph Schmolmueller (CEO of MadeIT inc):
“As a larger industry participant, we can provide customers a broader range of services and more advanced technology,” said Christoph Schmolmueller, MadeIT CEO. “MadeIT offers several specific advantages including large-scale Cloud computing, storage, and networking hardware in an extremely secure, reliable and scalable operating environment with 24/7 technical support. We value Platform Lab’s historic association with TechColumbus and will continue to keep offices as a tenant in TechColumbus’ SpringBox Labs accelerator.”
MadeIT inc and Techcolumbus will continue its focus and strategic partnership and MadeIT inc will continue to contribute to TechColumbus as a funding member of TechColumbus and the local tech community
MadeIT inc., Worthington, OH, is a rapidly growing managed Hosting & IT Consulting business with customers around the globe. The firm provides physical as well as cloud hosting services, including production-level reliability (SLA), expansive state-of-the art computing capability, and24/7 technical support. MadeIT has offices in Europe as well as offices in Asia.
The MadeIT’s board of advisors include partners such as local proven investors, entrepreneurs and global business oriented persons like Thomas Washbush, partner at Bricker and Eckler, Chetan Bhuta, owner of Digitek Software Inc, one of the large IT Services Provider in the state. Walter Doyle, president of Forest Capital, a Columbus-based angel capital investment firm. as well as Andreas Typaldos, a New York based serial entrepreneur and technology investor.