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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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Ohio Small Business Development Center | Introduction to Exporting

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Whether you are a startup company hoping to be "born global" or a mature company hoping to expand, exporting may be in your future.


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.


COSE | Cocktails & Connections at Azure Sun Lounge

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Join COSE for cocktails and connections at Azure Sun Lounge, Cleveland's only sun deck and lounge, perched 150 feet above the city streets. It's where the city's elite meet and mingle under the sun and stars. Eat, drink and soak up the downtown views from a cushy chaise lounge while networking with fellow business owners.


HBC | Business Accounting Support

Thursday, July 09, 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.


Empower! The Women's Entrepreneurship Mastery Program | Ultimate Strategic Planning: Your Vision of the End

Thursday, July 09, 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.


The Northeast Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce | Hispanic Business Expo 2015

Saturday, July 11, 2015

At the 2015 NEO Hispanic Business Expo you’ll have the opportunity to meet our top showcased businesses as well as top-level executives, professionals, and key decision makers.


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.


HBC | Business Accounting Support

Thursday, July 16, 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.


Empower! The Women's Entrepreneurship Mastery Program | Ultimate Strategic Planning: Business Intelligence for Growth

Thursday, July 16, 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.


Startup Grind | Startup Grind Cleveland Hosts Mike Cottrill

Monday, July 20, 2015

Mike Cottrill is a recovering journalist who landed in the software world. A former newspaper and magazine editor, Mike realized the opportunity for brands to tell their own stories before the buzzy phrase “content marketing” existed (they called it brand journalism then and people still used fax machines… these were crazy times).


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.


HBC | Business Accounting Support

Thursday, July 23, 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.


Empower! The Women's Entrepreneurship Mastery Program | Ultimate Strategic Planning: Building Your Scorecard and Business Assets

Thursday, July 23, 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.


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.


HBC | Business Accounting Support

Thursday, July 30, 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.


Empower! The Women's Entrepreneurship Mastery Program | Ultimate Strategic Planning: Systemizing Your Business and World Class Marketing

Thursday, July 30, 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.


EDGE | Exploring Business Leaders' New Business Ideas

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Projects include an array of market and feasibility studies for new business ideas looking at:


Applications for advanced coatings and materials, new caps and closures, and IT solutions using big data in the healthcare space.


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.


MAGNET | Develop Your Workforce for Growth

Thursday, August 06, 2015

that have aligned their workforce development practices with their business growth objectives. This session is not for the faint of heart – developing people is hard, and MAGNET is here to help with complex answers to challenging issues. Together we’ll discuss the hard realities and changes your companies will need to make yourself more attractive to recruits, retain your best employees, and grow your company.


HBC | Business Accounting Support

Thursday, August 06, 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.


Hispanic Business Center | 2015 Northeast Ohio Hispanic Business Expo

Thursday, August 06, 2015

At the NEO Hispanic Business Expo you'll have the opportunity to showcase your business to top-level executives, professionals, business owners, and key decision makers. You'll find top products and services offered by major NEO industries, government, prime contractors, subcontractors, professional services, and other businesses. Join us as an exhibitor, sponsor, vendor or general attendee.


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.


HBC | Business Accounting Support

Thursday, August 13, 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.


Empower! The Women's Entrepreneurship Mastery Program |The Necessary Evil: Employees:The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Thursday, August 13, 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.


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.


HBC | Business Accounting Support

Thursday, August 20, 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.


Empower! The Women's Entrepreneurship Mastery Program |The Necessary Evil: Advanced Financial Controls and Quickbooks

Thursday, August 20, 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.


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.


Braintree | Introduction to Crowdfunding

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

An overview of the elements of a successful crowdfunding campaign.


Braintree CEO Bob Cohen will speak about the following: Choosing the right platform from among nearly 500 platforms. Determining how much to ask for. Developing attractive rewards and/or product offerings and pricing. Perfecting the pitch. The fulfillment challenges.


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.


HBC | Business Accounting Support

Thursday, August 27, 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.


Empower! The Women's Entrepreneurship Mastery Program |The Necessary Evil: Numbers Demystified

Thursday, August 27, 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.


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.


HBC | Business Accounting Support

Thursday, September 03, 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.


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.


Empower! The Women's Entrepreneurship Mastery Program |The Necessary Evil: Advanced Business Systems and Processes

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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