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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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Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research | Cyber Security: Safeguard Your Business

Monday, March 30, 2015

Bob Coppedge, owner and CEO of Simplex-IT, will discuss how to protect your business by safeguarding your perimeter, critical internal assets, data, remote users, customers, and partners.


COSE | The Art of Failure: How to Leverage Your Experience for Future Success Webinar

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

History demonstrates that many great accomplishments, discoveries and businesses were born from experience. But experience alone is not a reliable instructor. Without the right mind set to learn from our experience, we are susceptible to repeating history and past failures. Based on John Maxwell’s book Sometimes You Win, Sometimes you Learn, this webinar will review the 3 key components to learning from failure and leave participants with practical steps to take their businesses to the next level.


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.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


Flashstarts | Application Deadline

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Flashstarts is a startup accelerator focused on unique, innovative and problem-solving software companies. Throughout the rigorous 12-week summer program, 12 teams will leverage the talent of 20 interns and support of world-class mentors. Experienced co-founders take a hands-on approach to provide teams with coaching and resources specific to their unique needs.The Flashstarts Accelerator follows a format of rapid weekly iterations and culminates with a public Demo Day.


Global Cleveland | Connecting Entrepreneurs to New Talent

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Global Cleveland and JumpStart are offering a set of talent attraction workshops to attract new, diverse talent that will support the growth of start-up companies.


SEA Change | SEA Change Happen

Monday, April 06, 2015

For the past five months, SEA Change (Social Enterprise Accelerator) has been training and mentoring a cohort of the region's most promising social entrepreneurs to generate community impact while operating viable businesses. Now, they are ready to pitch!


Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research | Technology for Today's Small Business

Monday, April 06, 2015

Learn about current IT trends and technology to benefit your small business with Steven Taylor, President of ITworks.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


Case Western | Diversity in Engineering Networking Event

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The Diversity in Engineering networking event is an opportunity for students from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, the Case Engineers Council and the National Black MBA Assoc. to network with industry professionals to gain career advice, including: Skills and experiences employers look for in a candidate; Making the most of your network; Resume and networking tips. The event is also an opportunity for professionals to meet with some of the most talented engineering students at the university. RSVP is required. Students are required to dress in business attire and are strongly recommended to bring a polished resume.


University of Akron | Black Male Summit

Friday, April 10, 2015

On behalf of The University of Akron and our sponsor Walmart, welcome to the Eighth Annual Black Male Summit!


OUR MISSION: To improve and increase retention and graduation of African-American males in higher education.


Software Craftsmanship Guild | Java Sessions Bootcamp

Monday, April 13, 2015

Good software design, problem analysis, and project process are technology agnostic. The language or technology that you first learn is not nearly as important as understanding good software design and having the desire and ability to continually learn new things.


Software Craftsmanship Guild | .Net Sessions Bootcamp

Monday, April 13, 2015

Good software design, problem analysis, and project process are technology agnostic. The language or technology that you first learn is not nearly as important as understanding good software design and having the desire and ability to continually learn new things.


Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research | MBA Lite: Understanding Native Advertising

Monday, April 13, 2015

Learn more about the issues and challenges surrounding native advertising, one of marketing newest forms of online advertising.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


Stark Entrepreneurship Alliance | Stark County Networking Event

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Matt Tucker is the President and Founder of TruBridge, Inc., a national health exchange located in North Canton, Ohio. Founded in 2008, TruBridge has grown into one of the most successful providers of healthcare plan enrollments in the nation. Currently TruBridge helps customers enroll into affordable healthcare plans in 46 states and employs 240 individuals at its North Canton, Ohio, location.


LaunchHouse | WHITEBOARD Wednesday - IDEATION Session

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pitch your idea to a group of experts and peers.


University School | 7th Annual Celebration of Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Clint Greenleaf, US class of '93 and the father of three, will discuss everything from allowances and earning money to saving and banking so that parents can create a framework tailored to their own situations and values.


Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research | How Big Data and Google Analytics Can Help Your Business

Monday, April 20, 2015

Entrepreneurship crowd favorite Sage Lewis and his colleague, Greg Habermann, from SageRock, Inc. returns to the Hudson Library to discuss how to use big data to optimize your business.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


Ohio Development Services Agency | 2015 Ohio Business Matchmaker

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Ohio Business Matchmaker connects suppliers with buyers to fulfill contracting needs. Provides specialized training on how to do business with federal, state, local and prime contractors. Offers an organized format of one-on-one sessions to discuss opportunities with buyers and allows networking venues with government and private sector representatives.


Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research | Distinguished Speaker: Dr. Lakshmi Balachandra

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Dr. Lakshmi Balachandra of Babson College, the country’s leading school of entrepreneurship, is a leading expert in improvisation, negotiation and entrepreneurial pitching. She is also a Fellow in the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


Flashstarts | Final Application Deadline

Friday, May 01, 2015

Flashstarts is a startup accelerator focused on unique, innovative and problem-solving software companies. Throughout the rigorous 12-week summer program, 12 teams will leverage the talent of 20 interns and support of world-class mentors. Experienced co-founders take a hands-on approach to provide teams with coaching and resources specific to their unique needs.The Flashstarts Accelerator follows a format of rapid weekly iterations and culminates with a public Demo Day.

1 Million Cups

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research | Non Profits Explained: A Morning Workshop

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Learn the requirements and essentials of doing business as a Not-For-Profit corporation with experts William Glaeser and Bob Labbe of Akron SCORE at a three-hour morning workshop.


Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research | Small Business Owners Tell Their Success Stories

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Small business owners will share their stories of success.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


LaunchHouse | WHITEBOARD Wednesday - IDEATION Session

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Whether you have an existing company or just an idea, come and whiteboard your venture with a group of entrepreneurs and mentors.


The Presidents' Council Foundation | 4th Annual Toast To African American Entrepreneurs

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The objective of this event is to help the PCF raise funds for and celebrate the successes of our Emerging Entrepreneur Program, which has impacted over 125 African-American small business owners in Northeast Ohio since 2000.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


Software Craftsmanship Guild | Java Sessions Bootcamp

Monday, June 01, 2015

Good software design, problem analysis, and project process are technology agnostic. The language or technology that you first learn is not nearly as important as understanding good software design and having the desire and ability to continually learn new things.


Software Craftsmanship Guild | .Net Sessions Bootcamp

Monday, June 01, 2015

Good software design, problem analysis, and project process are technology agnostic. The language or technology that you first learn is not nearly as important as understanding good software design and having the desire and ability to continually learn new things.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


LaunchHouse | WHITEBOARD Wednesday - IDEATION Session

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Whether you have an existing company or just an idea, come and whiteboard your venture with a group of entrepreneurs and mentors.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


LaunchHouse | WHITEBOARD Wednesday - IDEATION Session

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Pitch your idea to a group of experts and peers.


Software Craftsmanship Guild | Java Sessions Bootcamp

Monday, August 24, 2015

Good software design, problem analysis, and project process are technology agnostic. The language or technology that you first learn is not nearly as important as understanding good software design and having the desire and ability to continually learn new things.


Software Craftsmanship Guild | .Net Sessions Bootcamp

Monday, August 24, 2015 to Friday, November 13, 2015

Good software design, problem analysis, and project process are technology agnostic. The language or technology that you first learn is not nearly as important as understanding good software design and having the desire and ability to continually learn new things.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


LaunchHouse | WHITEBOARD Wednesday - IDEATION Session

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Whether you have an existing company or just an idea, come and whiteboard your venture with a group of entrepreneurs and mentors.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


COSE | 10th Annual Small Business Convention

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The tenth annual Small Business Convention is the premier event for Small Businesses in the Mid-West. Partners from across the region come together to produce the ultimate experience for Small Business professionals, complete with four national keynote speakers, a business-to-business trade show, special events and unforgettable networking experiences.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


LaunchHouse | WHITEBOARD Wednesday - IDEATION Session

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Whether you have an existing company or just an idea, come and whiteboard your venture with a group of entrepreneurs and mentors.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


LaunchHouse | Talent Exchange - Get your next Gig

Monday, December 21, 2015

Connecting top talent with job and gig opportunities in an informal setting.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


1 Million Cups

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

1 Million Cups (1MC) is an open and free weekly morning coffee event of, for, and by entrepreneurs where two speakers tell their stories and engage with the audience.


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