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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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Software Craftsmanship Guild | Java Sessions Bootcamp

Monday, August 25, 2014 to Friday, November 14, 2014

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 Bootcamp

Monday, August 25, 2014 to Friday, November 14, 2014

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.


COSE | 9th Annual Small Business Convention

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 to Friday, October 24, 2014

The largest small business convention in the Midwest, bringing hundreds of small businesses together to motivate and inspire success.


BioEnterprise | Medical Device Product Development and Reimbursement Strategy

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The program will include an overview of how to align product development, marketing and reimbursement milestones to ensure a smooth path to commercialization.


Braintree | Caffeinated Ideas

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Please join us at the Braintree Business Development Center as we provide an atmosphere and forum in which entrepreneurs can test out ideas in front of a group of helpful professionals representing an array of industries.


JumpStart | Tech Savvy Women: Working for a Startup

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Join us for a session exploring what it takes to work for a startup organization in Northeast Ohio.


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.


MBA LITE Session 3: Leadership, Ownership & Stewardship for Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dr. Stacy Feiner takes business owners and stakeholder teams through critical phases of leadership and organizational transitions with a framework that makes change possible. The goal is to help privately-held and publicly-held businesses to move successfully through continuous transitions, both within the business as well as within the family.


1 Million Cups Cleveland

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a free, volunteer-led community building organization for aspiring, new, and seasoned entrepreneurs.

OhioMBE | Procurement Fair

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The OhioMBE Procurement Fairs introduces small, minority and female-owned businesses to area purchasing agents.


Ohio Aerospace Institute | Government Funding for Innovation: SBIR/STTR Introduction and Agency Overviews Seminar

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Learn about the SBIR/STTR Programs and the Requirements of Various Participating Agencies.


Harvard Business School Club of Northeastern Ohio | Elevator Pitch Contest *Deadline to Apply*

Monday, November 03, 2014

At the HBS-NEO Pitch Contest, entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch their early-stage startup or startup idea in three minutes for cash awards.


Western Reserve Historical Society | Entrepreneurship: Past, Present & Future

Monday, November 03, 2014

Save the date and join the community in celebrating entrepreneurship in Northeast Ohio by recognizing companies and organizations on the momentous milestone of reaching the centennial mark in their history.


National Diversity Council | Mulicultural Summit

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

This collaboration of different cultural segments allows participants to choose the sessions they are most interested in attending. Not only do attendees learn about leading diversity initiatives in the workplace, but they also gain a better understanding about various cultures within their community.


Network After Work | Cleveland at Town Hall

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Network with attendees from all industries and career levels interested in expanding their professional network and creating new business opportunities.


NorTech | Smart Business: 2014 Power Players

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Join Smart Business for the 2014 Power Players Series, presented by Skylight Financial Group, a quarterly luncheon featuring the most influential business leaders in the region sharing their perspective on why Cleveland is such a great place to live, work, and visit.


Women of Power | Awards Luncheon

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Women of Power Awards are granted to women who have made a difference in the organizations where they work and also to the community at-large.


BioEnterprise | Growth Capital Alternatives

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Biomedical finance experts share emerging trends, equity investment solutions, and debt financing options during two panel discussions.


MBA LITE Session 4: Igniting Innovation with Integrity

Monday, November 10, 2014

The fourth session in the MBA Lite Series will feature Dr. Kolp, co-author of Igniting Innovation with Integrity and Integrity Is a Growth Market.


Inside Business | Cool Tech Awards

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Presented by Inside Business, the Cool Tech Awards program is committed to recognizing the technology industry’s greatest accomplishments, and in so doing, honoring local companies for their innovation and best practices.


SunDown RunDown | Business Pitch Event Series

Thursday, November 13, 2014

If you have an idea and you want to make it happen, SunDown RunDown is the best place to showcase your idea.


Blackstone LaunchPad | Startup Film Fest

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Enter your own video into the competition or just come out to network, watch the videos, and support your fellow entrepreneurs! Cash prize to the winning video!


Harvard Business School Club of Northeastern Ohio | 2014 Dively Entrepreneur Award Event

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Harvard Business School Club of Northeastern Ohio is holding an elevator pitch contest at the Dively Award event, powered by Flashstarts.


Hudson High School | Business Author Brad Stone

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Brad Stone, Bloomberg Businessweek writer and author of The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, will speak at the Hudson High School as one of many city-wide events being held in the City of Hudson in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week.


OhioMBE | Procurement Fair

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The OhioMBE Procurement Fairs introduces small, minority and female-owned businesses to area purchasing agents.


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.


Hudson Library & Historical Society | Second Annual Entrepreneur "Pitch Night" Competition and Cash Prizes

Thursday, November 20, 2014

This “shark tank” style program is one of many city-wide events being held in the City of Hudson in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week.


Missouri Business Development Program | Internet & Digital Marketing - Online Live Stream

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

There is more to digital marketing than social media and a website. Learn how finding the right tools, strategy, and measurements can grow your business.


Hispanic Business Center | 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Gala

Friday, December 05, 2014

This annual event is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the success of local businesses and entrepreneurs.


SBA | Free Access to Capital Workshop Webinar

Monday, December 08, 2014

Join us from your home or office. Workshop Topics: Business Counseling, SBA Loan Programs, Loan Application Process.


OhioMBE | Procurement Fair

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The OhioMBE Procurement Fairs introduces small, minority and female-owned businesses to area purchasing agents.


NEOSA | Sales & Marketing SIG: Finding and Penetrating New Markets

Thursday, December 11, 2014

New markets can be defined in a number of different ways: geography, industry verticals, product extensions and more.  Finding new markets can be a key to ramping up your company’s growth curve.


LaunchHouse | Talent Exchange - Get your next Gig

Monday, December 15, 2014

On the 3rd Monday of every month, we put actual hiring companies in a room with local talent that is looking for work.


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.


Software Craftsmanship Guild | Java Sessions Bootcamp

Monday, January 05, 2015 to Friday, March 27, 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 Bootcamp

Monday, January 05, 2015 to Friday, March 27, 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.


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.


KSU | Fashion/Tech Hackathon

Friday, January 30, 2015

This 24-hour hackathon is open to any college student and will have a focus on combining fashion and tech and creating cool products and concepts within 24 hours.


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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