Company Culture that Comes from the Top: Introducing Our 2021 Startup Culture Award Winner!

16 Nov 2021


The Ohio startup scene has blown us away once again.Each year, we’re amazed at the way Ohio companies build great company culture, bringing teams together and persevering through the rapidly changing way we work. This year’s Startup Culture Awards drew more nominations and votes than ever before. We received nearly 150 nominations and nearly 5,000 votes determined our regional finalists and ultimate winner: Columbus startup Branch Insurance.

Branch is the rapidly growing new insurance player in the Columbus scene. The company was founded in 2017 and launched publicly in 2019 by Steve Lekas and Joe Emison, veterans of the industry who wanted to see it evolve in a way that was more beneficial to the customer and harkened back to what insurance was meant to be: beneficial for its customers. And for the company’s founders, culture has been top of mind since the very beginning.

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