Founder, TicketFire and Print Syndicate
After serving as an Arabic Linguist in the US Army, Tanisha Robinson studied Arabic and Political Theory at The Ohio State University. Upon receiving a fellowship, she moved to Damascus, Syria, and worked in women's and human rights throughout the Middle East for almost two years.
She then built and sold an affiliate marketing portfolio, and went on to become the founder of Fudha.com, a daily deal site focused on locally owned, independent restaurants. Since its launch in early 2010, this social enterprise contributed over 30,000 meals to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, supported the local restaurant community, and saved its members over $250,000 on the best independent restaurants in Central Ohio. 614 Media Group purchased Fudha.com in Summer 2011.
Tanisha is currently the co-founder of Print Syndicate, a design/technology/marketing company with an ecommerce platform devoted to providing well-designed, socially relevant, high quality products to consumers, on-demand. Her other business, Origin Makers provides high quality on-demand fulfillment services of printed objects (t-shirts, throw pillows, technology cases, and much more).
She is also the co-founder of TicketFire, a mobile app that allows paper ticket holders to scan and digitize their event tickets, and then use, transfer, or sell those tickets to others.
She was named a 2013 Woman to Watch by the YWCA Columbus and a 2013 Person to Watch by Columbus Alive. Tanisha has been a featured speaker on entrepreneurship and leadership at The Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship Summit, The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, The Franklin University Hall Leadership Lessons, The Women and Technology Series at TechColumbus, and the “Behind the Seams Speaker Series” at Stitch Factory.
Tanisha serves on the board of Harmony Project. She and her wife, Michelle, are strong supporters of Community Shelter Board, Faith Mission, United Way of Central Ohio, Equality Ohio and CCAD through the Heritage-Robinson (HeRo) Fund at the Columbus Foundation.