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JumpStart EventsEvents are a great way for entrepreneurs to learn, build their networks and have a little fun. Their growing presence in Northeast Ohio reflects our active and dynamic entrepreneurial community. We, along with our partners in the ecosystem, host activities that encourage and educate entrepreneurs, from social networking to intensive workshops. Check our listing of events often to see what’s happening or sign up for one of our email newsletters.


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2014 LaunchTown Entrepreneurship Awards Final Competition

Thursday, April 24, 2014

LaunchTown is an idea competition spotlighting students with great ideas for a new business, product or service.


COSE | the think spot Keynote Series: Amilya Antonetti

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The think spot is a keynote series that brings the most influential and pioneering entrepreneurial minds to Northeast Ohio to speak, inspire and spark an epiphany. Join friends and colleagues for cocktails and networking, and bring your next big idea to life!


ABIA | FDA Regulatory Compliance Primer for Start Up Device Companies

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Learn from seasoned regulatory experts how to indentify and set up key systems unique to your product and business.


ABIA | Industry and FDA Panel Discussion on preparation and handling FDA inspections

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The panel discussion will include information on preparing for an FDA inspection, conduct during an inspection and responding to FDA Form 483 Observations.


Insivia | Search Optimization Redefined: First Page Results Drives Big Business

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

On April 29th, Insivia’s Lunch & Learn Seminar will focus in on the world of SEO, and what companies need to do to make sure they keep up in 2014.


Cuyahoga Community College | Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Information Session

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Cuyahoga Community College is a practical business management education program that helps you develop the skills you need to grow your company. This session will include information about applying to the program, who is qualified, and what is expected of participants.


Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research | What Interns Can Do for Your Business

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Shawn M. Brown, Interim Director of the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE), will explain the benefits interns impart to a business. “Northeast Ohio is home to 190,000 undergraduate college students, and that is an abundant supply of talent looking for meaningful work,” he proclaims.


Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship In Transitioning Economies

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

On April 30, join us for the kickoff of the MOOC with an in-person, interactive panel discussion on the role of government in supporting entrepreneurship. Professor Goldberg is joined by CardioInsight Co-Founder Charu Ramanathan and Ohio Third Frontier Former Executive Director Lisa Delp, as well as several panelists from around the world.

SunDown RunDown | Mansfield Business Pitch Event Series

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

If you have an idea and you want to make it happen, SunDown RunDown is the best place to showcase your idea and grab a beer while you’re there.


SBIR/STTR | Proposal Preparation Essentials for DoD and NSF

Thursday, May 01, 2014

The Ohio Aerospace Institute will be conducting a training seminar focused on Department of Defense (DoD) and National Science Foundation (NSF) proposals for the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs.


Barberton Growth Fund **Deadline To Apply**

Friday, May 02, 2014

The Barberton Growth Fund is a $500,000 fund that supports entrepreneurs interested in growing their big ideas into big companies in the City of Barberton by offering payment-deferred, low interest loans of up to $50,000.


Entrovation 2014

Friday, May 02, 2014

Back by popular demand, the second annual Entrovation is an opportunity for entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes to showcase their companies and learn from each other.


Bad Girl Ventures | Cleveland Spring 2014 Graduation

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Join us as we celebrate the graduation of the sixth class of Bad Girl Ventures Cleveland. The finalists have spent hundreds of hours over the past nine weeks to improve and strengthen their businesses.


FlashStarts | How Philanthrophy Supports Entrepreneurship

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Please join us on Thursday, May 8th at FlashStarts for an in-person, interactive panel discussion on the role of philanthropy in supporting entrepreneurship.


Network After Work

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Network After Work events allow guests a chance to get their name and brand in front of some of the top business professionals while visiting the city's best After Work destinations.


Ohio Aerospace Institute | Webinar: NSF SBIR/STTR Commercialization Planning

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

This session will discuss the ingredients of a compelling commercialization plan focused on the expectations of the National Science Foundation.

LeanDog | Intro to Frameworks & Designing with Grids

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Bootstrap, Foundation, Yaml and more - so many to choose from! Learn pros and cons and what you need to think about when selecting a framework and review how grid systems can help your design.


NineSigma| 2014 Innovation Leadership Summit

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 to Friday, May 16, 2014

Building on our highly successful Innovation Leadership Summits in 2008, 2011 and 2012, NineSigma will again convene key clients, industry thought leaders and invited guests to participate in an interactive forum focused on creating value through open innovation.


Ohio Aerospace Institute | Webinar: Preparing a Credible Budget for Your NSF SBIR/STTR Proposal

Thursday, May 15, 2014

This session will walk through the development of a project budget for your National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR proposal.


NorTech Innovation Awards **Deadline To Apply**

Friday, May 16, 2014

As a kick-off to the Innovation UnConference, the NorTech Innovation Awards highlight Northeast Ohio's technology and innovation assets by celebrating individuals and organizations that are accelerating the pace of innovation in the region.


Ohio Aerospace Institute | NASA SBIR/STTR Commercialization Workshop

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 to Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) will be conducting a NASA SBIR/STTR Commercialization Workshop on May 20 and 21 at OAI in Cleveland, Ohio. OAI is collaborating closely with NASA Glenn Research Center to develop the program content.


SunDown RunDown | Canton Business Pitch Event Series

Thursday, May 22, 2014

If you have an idea and you want to make it happen, SunDown RunDown is the best place to showcase your idea and grab a beer while you’re there.


Cuyahoga Community College | A Glimpse Inside 10,000 Small Businesses: Lunch and Learn

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Interested in learning about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10ksb) Program? Thinking of applying? This is an opportunity for you to get an inside peek at what the program is all about.


Cuyahoga Community College | Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Information Session

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Cuyahoga Community College is a practical business management education program that helps you develop the skills you need to grow your company. This session will include information about applying to the program, who is qualified, and what is expected of participants.


JumpStart | Spring Forward: Tips For Growing Your Small Business

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Every entrepreneur wants to see his/her small business grow. But what does it take to make this happen, especially if you’re a busy business owner with limited resources?


Insivia | Mobile Marketing: Get Mobile or Get Lost

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Mobile is a must, understand how it impacts you and what to do to increase conversion rates.


Cuyahoga Community College | Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Information Session

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Cuyahoga Community College is a practical business management education program that helps you develop the skills you need to grow your company. This session will include information about applying to the program, who is qualified, and what is expected of participants.


LeanDog | Marketing and growth hacking for your startup when you don't have much money

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

How do you market your idea, product or service when you're just starting? How do you get people to start using your product and grow your customer base?


COSE | the think spot Keynote Series: Ryan Estis

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The think spot is a keynote series that brings the most influential and pioneering entrepreneurial minds to Northeast Ohio to speak, inspire and spark an epiphany. Join friends and colleagues for cocktails and networking, and bring your next big idea to life!


Michigan Growth Capital Symposium

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 to Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Michigan Growth Capital Symposium is the premier venture event that expects to showcase 35-40 of the 'Best of the Midwest' high-growth companies in new businesses and emerging technologies.


Insivia | Analytics Demystified: What's not working & how to fix it

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Learn what information you need to focus on from your analytics to improve conversion and usability.

LeanDog | What to do when you realize you need to pivot?

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

If you’re following Lean Startup methodology you will almost certainly pivot as you build, measure, and learn. But what do you do when it becomes clear that in order to grow, survive, or get to market you have to change directions?


Insivia | Quality Over Quantity: Why Content Marketing Can’t Suck

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Find out how to turn your site into a feeding frenzy that keeps people coming back for more.


COSE | the think spot Keynote Series: Cameron Herold

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The think spot is a keynote series that brings the most influential and pioneering entrepreneurial minds to Northeast Ohio to speak, inspire and spark an epiphany. Join friends and colleagues for cocktails and networking, and bring your next big idea to life!


Insivia | Website Conversion: Stop Turning Visitors Away

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Are you struggling to convert your visitors into customers? Learn how to convert more, faster.


NorTech | Innovation UnConference

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Innovation UnConference is the first of its kind serving the region's innovators and entrepreneurs. A flexible, participant-driven answer to a traditional conference, the UnConference favors discussion, debate and interaction on transformational trends, the latest technologies and new approaches to innovation.


Insivia | Social Media Marketing: How to be Successful by Being Social

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

On September 30th, Insivia’s Lunch & Learn Seminar will tackle Social Media and address new trends, predictions and strategies you can use in your content marketing strategy.


Ohio Aerospace Institute | Webinar: DoD SBIR/STTR Commercialization Planning

Thursday, October 02, 2014

This session will discuss the ingredients of a compelling commercialization plan focused on the expectations of the Dept. of Defense.

Ohio Aerospace Institute | Webinar: Preparing a Credible Budget for Your DoD SBIR/STTR Proposal

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

This session will walk through the development of a project budget for your Dept. of Defense SBIR/STTR proposal.


IEDC | Annual Conference: Steering Towards The Future

Sunday, October 19, 2014 to Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Representing the spirit of the modern-day pioneer, the 2014 IEDC Annual Conference will explore how communities around the world are meeting fresh challenges and transforming their economies for the future.

Insivia | Sales Hacks: Close More Deals

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Do you know what you should be doing after you get that lead? Learn how to take that next step and convince them to take action.


Insivia | Strategic Planning: Creating Your Ultimate Revenue Roadmap

Thursday, November 20, 2014

As we move closer to the end of 2014, it’s important to start thinking strategically about your marketing plan and goals for 2015.


Insivia | Lead Nurturing 101: Marketing Automation

Thursday, December 18, 2014

On December 18th, Insivia’s Lunch & Learn Seminar will cover all of the latest Marketing Automation to help increase your leads and close more sales.


Insivia | PPC: Winning Big with Search & Social Paid Advertising

Thursday, January 29, 2015

On January 29th, Insivia’s Lunch & Learn Seminar will cover all the different Paid Advertising options along with our suggested techniques in making your efforts a success.


Insivia | Traditional Meets Digital: The Best of Both Worlds

Thursday, February 26, 2015

On February 26th, Insivia’s Lunch & Learn Seminar will tackle Traditional Marketing and explain how you can seamlessly integrate Traditional tactics with your Digital strategy.


Insivia | Personas Matter: Analyzing Your Audience for Better Targeting

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

On March 31th, Insivia’s Insight Seminar will look at the most effective ways you can analyze your audience in order to improve communication and site experience.


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