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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 | .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, 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.


EMC's Field Women's Leadership Forum | Branding Yourself to Grow Your Career Luncheon

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

EMC’s Field Women’s Leadership Forum Presents this exciting networking lunch event focused on career building. Hosted at Still Water Place at the Cleveland Zoo.


Empower! The Women's Entrepreneurship Mastery Program |The Necessary Evil: Understanding Your Legal Risks

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Designed to enrich and empower women business owners, this program will offer workshops that target three dynamics of being a business owner: starting a business, growing a business and managing operations and risk. Sessions will be led by seasoned women entrepreneurs, business experts and community partners.


Content Marketing World 2015

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Content Marketing World is the one event where you can learn and network with the best and the brightest in the content marketing industry.


You will leave with all the materials you need to take a content marketing strategy back to your team – and – to implement a content marketing plan that will grow your business and inspire your audience.


COMBA | Tips for New Business Owners

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

This workshop is designed to give new business owners practical tools and instruction to make sure their startup is as successful as possible! During this session, attendees will be taken through site selection, professionalism for pennies, and marketing plan development.


AWIB | Unleashing Your Greatness

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Join Gail Froelicher, Owner of Kinetic Insights, to explore unleashing your greatness. Gail will lead a 30 minute discussion with practical tips on discovering and living our best self inside and outside of our business and career.


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.


Commission of Economic Inclusion | Inaugural Global Employer Breakfast

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Global Cleveland's inaugural Global Employer Breakfast is the first in a series of corporate conversations that will focus on expanding our region's talent pool. Joe Cabral, chief human resource officer for Cleveland Clinic, and renowned immigration attorney Margaret W. Wong will launch this important series by sharing best practices related to hiring highly skilled, international talent and discussing the value created by engaging them as newcomers to Cleveland.


HBC | Business Accounting Support

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Take advantage of our free accounting services for your existing or start-up business. Whether you are looking for bookkeeping best practices, expert accounting guidance or business finance review our trained, certified and seasoned advisors can assist. Call now to make an appointment and get your business on the right track.


Ohio Small Business Development Center | Introduction to Lean Startup

Friday, September 11, 2015

Learn more about this modern alternative to the standard business plan.


Braintree's Barrett Thomas will speak about using the business model canvas to accomplish the following:


Learning about mass, niche, and segmented markets.

Understanding the end user and how to reach them.

Understanding and conveying how your product solves a problem.

Realizing all stakeholders and resources invloved in the success of a startup.


Content Marketing Institute | Content Inc. Summit (for Startups, Entrepreneurs and Growing Small Businesses)

Friday, September 11, 2015

Are you an entrepreneur, start-up or small business struggling with your marketing, or even getting your business off the ground? If so, the Content Inc. Summit is for you.


Saint Luke's Foundation | Coffee and Conversation

Friday, September 11, 2015

Saint Luke's catalyzes and sustains opportunities to improve social conditions and the physical environments in Mt. Pleasant, Woodland Hills,and Buckeye.


SCHRA | Workplace Bullying

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Unfortunately workplace bullies are a problem many people face. Unlike playground bullies who often, not always, resort to using their fists, workplace bullies generally use words and actions to intimidate their victims.


Ywca | Circle of Women Breakfast

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

This philanthropic event supports YWCA’s Nurturing Independence and Aspirations (NIA) program, allowing supporters to directly impact the lives of young adults transitioning to self-sufficiency.

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.


HBC | Business Accounting Support

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Take advantage of our free accounting services for your existing or start-up business. Whether you are looking for bookkeeping best practices, expert accounting guidance or business finance review our trained, certified and seasoned advisors can assist. Call now to make an appointment and get your business on the right track.


Christian Business League | Faith & Finance Breakfast

Friday, September 18, 2015

To serve as a Faith Based organization, using a collaborative approach to community-wide economic development and empowerment.


The Christian Business League will be a catalyst for establishing a community that controls its own destiny through the fostering of Wealth Creation and Economic Empowerment.


Lake Ridge Academy | Your Teen for Parents

Monday, September 21, 2015

Great information forparents about: Financial Aid Admissions Launch Skills … and much more


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.


HBC | Business Accounting Support

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Take advantage of our free accounting services for your existing or start-up business. Whether you are looking for bookkeeping best practices, expert accounting guidance or business finance review our trained, certified and seasoned advisors can assist. Call now to make an appointment and get your business on the right track.


Braintree | Caffeinated Ideas

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Brainstorming Business Ideas Over a Cup of Coffee! Are you a fan of the “Shark Tank “show? Do you think you have a neat cool idea for a business? Already have a business and need some advice? Do you have business expertise and you are willing to help others?


MAGNET | Creating a High-Performing Workforce That Drives Business Growth

Friday, September 25, 2015

Finding new employees and upskilling your current staff are continually cited as a critical need by local manufacturers. In this growth forum, MAGNET Senior Business Consultant Donna Rhodes will provide attendees with valuable insight into the most effective ways now being used to assure and train your workforce of the future. You'll also hear from educators and local manufacturers who are now joining forces to solve the pressing need for more employees for the community's manufacturers.


BioEnterprise | SBIR/STTR Agency Overview Workshop

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Full-day workshop providing an overview of the SBIR/STTR program and basic proposal preparation for NIH, NSF, and DOD. The morning session covers the SBIR/STTR program purpose, eligibility, sources of funding and tools. The afternoon session details the unique requirements of NIH, NSF and DoD and offers basic proposal instructions for each agency.


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.


SunDown RunDown Mansfield

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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.


Case Western Reserve | Fall 2015 University Career Fair

Thursday, October 01, 2015

The staff of the CWRU Career Center invites you to participate in the 2015 University Career Fair on Thursday, October 1, 2015, 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m, in the Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center. This event is open to all CWRU students and alumni and attracts over 1,400 partipants from all majors and degree levels across the university. More information is available on the Career Center website.


Ohio Small Business Development Center | Learn how Barbara, a Baby Boomer, Created a Start-Up with a Corporate Culture in Mind

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Barbara J. Stankowski retired from the U.S. Navy after a distinguished 28-year career. She then worked for several woman-owned, small businesses as a training and education consultant and facilitator, supporting government and industry clients. In 2007, she became owner, president and CEO of AMTIS Inc., a company that provides services to federal and state agencies.


Urban League of Greater Cleveland | Annual 2015 Growth Plan Pitch Competition

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

WHAT IS THE GROWTH PLAN PITCH COMPETITION?


Small business owners/entrepreneurs participate and compete to win Cash and Prizes. Your Growth Plan is your strategy to help you chart your way to a profitable, sustainable, and successful business. Effectively communicating your plan to a panel of judges is the key for a chance to win!


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.


SCHRA | Reducing Risk Through Better Practices

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Negligent hiring has become a large issue among Human Resource professionals. Too often applicants and background check companies provide misleading information that go unnoticed during the hiring process.


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.


Braintree | Caffeinated Ideas

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Brainstorming Business Ideas Over a Cup of Coffee! Are you a fan of the “Shark Tank” show? Do you think you have a neat cool idea for a business? Already have a business and need some advice? Do you have business expertise and you are willing to help others?


Cleveland Clinic | 2015 Medical Innovation Summit

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Network with 1,700 fellow leaders and expand your understanding of the healthcare market and its future. Cleveland Clinic’s 2015 Medical Innovation Summit, “Memory. Mood. Movement.” will convene to discuss the future of Neurosciences and the overall state of healthcare innovation.


The Medical Innovation Summit brings together global investors, clinicians and technologists in healthcare to discuss new technologies and network with other innovative individuals and organizations. The Summit is designed for individuals interested in forging new relationships, initiating dynamic discussions, and keeping medical innovation an absolute priority throughout healthcare’s historic transformation.


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.


Cleaveland SHRM | Women’s Leadership Conference

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Planning for the first-annual Northeast Ohio Women’s Leadership Conference is well underway. With a schedule packed-full of 11 successful female speakers, we’re sure you’ll leave the Women’s Leadership Conference of Northeast Ohio feeling empowered, inspired and motivated.


Flourish | Flourish Cleveland 2015-2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

At Flourish, we envision a world that is forever changed for good by women who are thriving. The Flourish Conference for Women in Leadership provides a safe, intimate and immersive space for women executives to create a customized and inspired strategy for their careers, businesses and lives.


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.


Humanitarian Award Dinner

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Since 1949, The Diversity Center has honored men and women of outstanding dedication and community service in our region at the annual Humanitarian Award Dinner. Nominees exhibit an extensive record of involvement in civic, charitable, volunteer, and professional organizations. Each nominee has contributed to the improvement of human relations among diverse groups in Northeast Ohio.


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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