Wednesday, October 17

Get Out Of The Weeds: How To Successfully Manage Your Time As A Business Owner

Time is a finite resource, and it must be spent wisely. But what’s the best way to spend it while juggling countless responsibilities and managing your top priorities as a business owner? In this free, hands-on workshop, you’ll meet Diane Helbig, internationally recognized business and leadership development advisor and the...
Wednesday, October 17

PC Work-It Wednesdays

Join The Presidents’ Council October 17th for this month’s Work it Wednesday (WiW) session with a focus on personal wealth building, investing and philanthropy. Engage with experts from The Presidents’ Council, North Coast Angel Fund, Nirvana Analytics, Merrill Lynch, and United Black Fund as we share insights on How to...
Wednesday, October 17

Crisis Management Demystified!

This workshop will provide a clear path and insight to help organizations sustain their reputation, profitability, and ability to operate in a world where volatile, disruptive, and unexpected events are increasing. Hear from an expert, Vanessa Vaughn, on how to deal with crises before, during, and after they have occurred. This...
Thursday, October 18

Grand Opening: Tech Belt Labs

Join the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center as they celebrate the grand opening of their shared resource lab in Warren, Ohio. If you're interested in being part of the future in energy innovation, this event is for you! Come learn about the new resources that will be available in the...
Thursday, October 18

The Women in Bioscience & Healthcare Conference

BioOhio is hosting a full-day conference, in partnership with the Columbus chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA), this fall in Columbus. The event includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and a networking reception. This year’s event is the latest in an ongoing series of full-day conferences and half-day workshops, open to men...
Thursday, October 18

Protecting Your Product and IP

Should you patent your product? What is a provisional patent? Do I need to sign an NDA before talking about it? How else can I protect my ideas? Join MAGNET as they discuss these IP questions with Cleveland-based IP attorney Luis Carrion. Lunch will be provided.
Thursday, October 18

Happy Hour with Mr. Beams – Sponsored by Sibling Revelry Brewing!

Wireless Environment, LLC, the parent company, is an innovator of LED lighting technology that optimizes the performance of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting in off-grid lighting applications. Learn more about Wireless Environment, LLC, a successful, fast-growing company in Solon, Ohio at this Happy Hour. Since it was founded in 2006 by...
Friday, October 19

October Free Coworking Day at StartMart

Need a desk for the day in Downtown Cleveland? Visit StartMart for a free coworking day! If you’ve heard of StartMart but not yet visited, are curious about coworking, or if you’re just tired of working in a coffee shop, StartMart invites you to join them for a free day...
Monday, October 22

The Startup Showcase at Cleveland Clinic’s 2018 Medical Innovation Summit

Investors and entrepreneurs are essential to driving much-needed innovation in order to deliver better healthcare and provide better outcomes all while lowering costs. At MIS2018, Cleveland Clinic, JumpStart, HIMSS, HealthXL and Plug and Play are converging their networks, market knowledge, and clinical expertise to highlight the companies that are best...
Monday, October 22

2018 Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit

About the Summit The Medical Innovation Summit brings together thought leaders and their passion about healthcare. It is our goal to not only connect these individuals but to celebrate the innovation that is happening here and around the world. Discussions are curated to ignite the disruption our patients need now....
Monday, October 22

Linking Talent to Opportunity in Cybersecurity

The Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE), the Ohio Department of Higher Education, and the Information Security Summit (ISS) invite you to be a part of their "Linking Talent to Opportunity in Cybersecurity Career Connection Expo." Expo registration includes a 6' table and chairs for two representatives per exhibitor....
Monday, October 22

StartInCLE Founder Fest

BRING TOGETHER NORTHEAST OHIO’S STARTUPS Northeast Ohio has tons of startups and entrepreneurs, but rarely do they get together and cross the barriers of geography, accelerator, or office to connect and build relationships. Founder Fest brings all of the area’s startup founders together for an afternoon for food, discussions, and...
Tuesday, October 23

Growing Ohio’s Startup Culture: An Exploradio Meetup

The free event is moderated by Jeff St. Clair, WKSU host of All Things Considered and producer of the station’s award-winning Exploradio series. Panelists include Doug Weintraub, CEO of Bounce Innovation Hub; Cathy Belk, president of JumpStart; Charles Stack, co-founder and CEO of Flashstarts; Andrew Konya, co-founder and CEO of...
Tuesday, October 23

Pre-Blockland Solutions Hackathon Workshop: Introduction to Blockchain

Blockchain - how does one get started? Come join the leaders of the local Blockland initiative for an Introduction to Blockchain class where we'll cover everything from smart contracts, cryptocurrencies, and the real use-cases being implemented locally and throughout the world. These classes are for all blockchain and/or development experiences to...
Wednesday, October 24

Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Entrepreneurs

All businesses have intellectual property in one form or another. Protecting that IP is important, but it can also be expensive. With startups especially, every dollar matters. Therefore, deciding whether and how to spend funds on IP protection is a key question that should be answered in the early stages...
Wednesday, October 24

Female Entrepreneur Summit

Contempo is proud to present the annual Female Entrepreneur Summit—where Cleveland’s female entrepreneurs meet to connect, learn and grow. Engage with successful entrepreneurs, dynamic speakers and experts who will share resources, opportunities and personal testimonials. Grow your knowledge and expand your network during a day-long program specifically designed for you,...
Wednesday, October 24

How to Increase Your Productivity Exponentially

One of your biggest challenges is that you spend so much time working IN your business that you don’t have any time left to work ON your business. Let’s face it – you can only do so much by yourself. The way to really grow your business is to stay...
Wednesday, October 24

New Product Development for the Entrepreneur

A description of how entrepreneurial new product development (NPD) differs from NPD at the Fortune 500 level and how this difference determines success for the small entrepreneur. Processes such as Stage-Gate and Agile will be reviewed and how they have adapted to the demands of rapid NPD. Finally, a newer...
Thursday, October 25

Caffeinated Ideas in Mansfield

Do you think you have a great business idea?  Or do you already have a business and need some advice? Do you have business expertise and you are willing to help others? Are you a fan of the “Shark Tank” show? If any of these apply, then join Braintree for...
Thursday, October 25

Hiring The Next Generation Of Talent

Join the JumpStart Emerging Talent Network (ETN) for an informative workshop designed to give you tools and strategies for working with the next generation of employees. You will learn how to build strong relationships with the growing Generation Z workforce. You will also learn how the ETN connects local companies...
Thursday, October 25

PC Nights 2018

The 2018 PC night at Medical Mutual is designed to enable PCBC members to connect and network with majority businesses (buyers), serve as a channel for increased supplier diversity, maintain and grow diverse suppliers, and create opportunities for joint ventures and strategic alliances while also learning about upcoming projects in...
Saturday, October 27

Pre-Blockland Solutions Hackathon Workshop: Introduction to Blockchain

Blockchain - how does one get started? Come join the leaders of the local Blockland initiative for an Introduction to Blockchain class where we'll cover everything from smart contracts, cryptocurrencies, and the real use-cases being implemented locally and throughout the world. These classes are for all blockchain and/or development experiences...
Thursday, November 1

Innovation Fund Info Session

Are you a Northeast Ohio entrepreneur leading a technology-based startup? Are you looking for funding that can accelerate your startup's growth? If so, join the Innovation Fund for a free informational session to learn about Northeast Ohio's most active early-stage seed fund. The Innovation Fund averages six awards, each up...
Thursday, November 1

BizConCLE 2018

The region’s only convention for small and middle market companies to learn, network and grow. BizConCLE is a unique education and networking experience exclusively designed for small and middle-market company CEOs, C-Suite, and their employees. The full-day convention includes 4 nationally-recognized keynote speakers and 10 hands-on workshops in areas like...
Saturday, November 3

Pitch U

Current Students and recent graduates (within 5 years) of any Northeast Ohio college or university are eligible to participate. On November 3rd, you will: Learn how to deliver a winning pitch Develop an elevator pitch for your business idea Pitch to a panel of early-stage investors Compete for a chance...
Wednesday, November 7

Lunch + Learn: Ditch the Elevator Speech-How to Network Like a Pro

LaunchHouse is on a mission to ditch the traditional elevator speech. Learning to communicate who you are and what you do effectively to prospects and clients is one of the most important, yet overlooked, components of your business foundation. In this presentation, participants will learn how to talk about what...
Friday, November 9

Blockland Solutions Hackathon

WHAT'S THE BLOCKLAND SOLUTIONS HACKATHON? Industry professionals - as well as students in high school and college - are invited to participate in the inaugural Blockland Solutions Hackathon. Participants will be challenged to come up with a prototype using blockchain technologies during the event. Not familiar with Blockchain? No problem!...
Monday, November 12

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Cleveland

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED), a global movement that celebrates, empowers and supports women in business to alleviate poverty, is coming to Cleveland for the first time from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Linsalata Alumni Center of Case Western Reserve University on November 12. WED Cleveland will bring established and aspiring women...
Tuesday, November 13

SunDown RunDown – Mansfield

SunDown RunDown is one of Ohio’s premier entrepreneur pitch nights. It’s a great way to connect with investors, mentors, and community leaders. Entrepreneurs give a five-minute pitch followed by five minutes of Q&A. The SunDown RunDown Mansfield Chapter is independently operated by volunteers who have donated their time to help...
Wednesday, November 14

Lakewood Idea Competition

StartUp Lakewood is proud to announce the 2018 Lakewood Idea Competition. Do you have the next great business, product, app or civic idea? Do you want to share it with the world? Come to pitch your concept and passion at the 2018 Lakewood Idea Competition. The event will be held...
Wednesday, November 14

Watch Our 2018 Core City: Cleveland Pitch Competition

Join us on Wednesday, November 14 to support 10 entrepreneurs that live or own a business in the city of Cleveland during our third annual Core City: Cleveland Pitch Competition. From first timers to seasoned veterans, watch each finalist pitch their business idea to a panel of judges—in four minutes...
Thursday, November 15

FUEL by The Bit Factory

FUEL by The Bit Factory is a unique pitch competition for MVP-stage software startups. Four finalists get the opportunity to negotiate up to $15,000 in investment and quick admittance to the Bit Factory's new Product Development Accelerator. Launching in January, the accelerator’s experienced advisors work with companies to complete a...
Thursday, November 15

Global Entrepreneurship Week Cleveland: Building a Blockchain Ecosystem

During one week each November, nearly 10 million people in 170 countries celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week through thousands of events, activities and competitions – unleashing their ideas and making it possible for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business. This year Cleveland is joining the global celebration to strengthen...
Thursday, November 15

Lunch + Learn: Problems Not Products

Customers don't buy products. They buy solutions to problems. But how do you find the customers who have the problem you're solving? Or back that up a few steps further - what problem are you solving? And for whom are you solving it? And why do they want that problem...
Thursday, November 15

Happy Hour: Hugh McMichaels

Identity theft and online fraud are becoming increasingly common. The threats include using your credit card without your permission, gaining access to your bank accounts, and taking over your email. Merrill Lynch wants to educate you about common types of fraud and steps you can take to reduce the risk...
Friday, November 16

November Free Coworking Day at StartMart

Need a desk for the day in Downtown Cleveland? Visit StartMart for a free coworking day! If you've heard of StartMart but not yet visited, are curious about coworking, or if you're just tired of working in a coffee shop, we invite you to join us for a free day...
Saturday, December 1

Blockland Solutions Conference: Real-World Problem Solving

Solutions is one of the first blockchain education conferences to provide experiential learning through hands-on coding and real-world problem solving with a focus on solutions for business and government applications. Featuring daily keynote presentations, industry-specific case study discussions to illustrate how blockchain technology solves real-world business problems and concurrent sessions...
Thursday, December 6

Big Party for Small Biz

Say goodbye to Potlucks, White Elephant and Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties! Join COSE at the Big Party for Small Biz– the ultimate holiday party for your staff along with other Cleveland small businesses. Tickets include an unlimited buffet, free parking, a table dedicated for you and your guests, live music...
Wednesday, December 12

Lunch + Learn: Credit 101 for Small Businesses

DESCRIPTION Join LaunchHouse to discuss accounts receivable, credit applications, credit terms, and how to collect when money is owed. Speakers: Ryan Dietrich Ryan is a 12-year veteran of the business world and brings a unique set of experience in finance, sales, and business development. After graduating from Cleveland State in...
Friday, December 21

December Free Coworking Day at StartMart

Need a desk for the day in Downtown Cleveland? Visit StartMart for a free coworking day! If you've heard of StartMart but not yet visited, are curious about coworking, or if you're just tired of working in a coffee shop, StartMart invites you to join them for a free day...