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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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JumpStart | From Bar to Boardroom: Building a Brand that Sticks

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Join JumpStart for an informative brand-development session, featuring three industry experts who will share their strategies for building brands that resonate with customers.


Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship | Map Out a Website Marketing Plan

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Perfect your business’s web presence by mapping out your website plan.


Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses | A Glimpse Inside 10ksb

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Come learn more about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program – a free mini-MBA that provides entrepreneurs with the tools to develop and implement their company’s growth plan.


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 40-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.


Team NEO | 1st Meeting of Wearable & Embedded Technologies Consortium (WETeC)

Friday, January 30, 2015

The market for wearable and embedded electronics is expected to grow five-fold by 2024. End-user markets include the medical, military, aerospace and fashion industries, and companies are making large investments to get a piece of the pie.


Braintree | Eighth Annual Groundhog Day International Trade Forecast Breakfast featuring Michael Weidokal of ISA

Friday, January 30, 2015

Michael Weidokal of ISA will provide valuable information about current trends and the status of the markets and economies of potential export targets.


LaunchHouse | Bootstrap Bash

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Experience an entrepreneurial vibrancy and culture unlike any other as Shaker LaunchHouse is transformed into a one-of-a-kind event space.


NEOSA SIG | Blogging for Tech: Increase Leads and Grow Revenues

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Join us for an active, engaged session and learn from experts on how to get the most value out of your company’s blog.  And how to turn that blog into a prospect generating machine.


Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses | Meet, Greet & Grow

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) is a $500 million national program designed to help small businesses in the United States create jobs and economic growth by providing entrepreneurs with a practical business education, access to capital and business support services.


LaunchHouse | WHITEBOARD Wednesday! IDEATION Session

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

It's Open Mic Night for Entrepreneurs. Pitch YOUR idea to a group of experts and peers.


Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research | Internet and Email Marketing for Your Small Business

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Learn how to make email and web-based marketing work for your business or start-up when marketing expert Matthew DeWees speaks at the Hudson Library as part of its Winter-Spring 2015 Entrepreneurship Series.


Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses | Meet, Greet & Grow

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) is a $500 million national program designed to help small businesses in the United States create jobs and economic growth by providing entrepreneurs with a practical business education, access to capital and business support services.


SunDown RunDown | Business Pitch Event Series

Thursday, February 19, 2015

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.


Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research | MBA Lite: Understanding Financial Statements

Monday, February 23, 2015

Learn everything you wanted to know about accounting but were afraid to ask the lead-off session of the Hudson Library and Historical Society’s 2015 Winter/Spring MBA Lite series.


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.


Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses | Meet, Greet & Grow

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) is a $500 million national program designed to help small businesses in the United States create jobs and economic growth by providing entrepreneurs with a practical business education, access to capital and business support services.


SunDown RunDown | Mansfield

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Bringing entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and talent together to make great connections and build some businesses.


Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research | MBA Lite: Lean LaunchPad

Monday, March 09, 2015

The Hudson Library & Historical Society continues its MBA Lite series with a program on Lean LaunchPad, a methodology gaining increasing traction in the entrepreneurship community.


SunDown RunDown | Business Pitch Event Series

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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.


Westside Professional Women's Connection

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Women’s Business to Business and Business to Consumer Networking


Burton D. Morgan Center for Entpreneurship Research | MBA Lite: Information Technology and Your Business

Monday, March 16, 2015
Information technology is a vital part of any business: is your information technology plan on the right track?

Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research | Entrepreneurs on Etsy: A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Come hear four experienced Etsy sellers for a panel discussion at the Hudson Library and learn how to turn your passion into a business.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Westside Professional Women's Connection

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Women’s Business to Business and Business to Consumer Networking


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.


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.


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.


Westside Professional Women's Connection

Friday, May 15, 2015

Women’s Business to Business and Business to Consumer Networking


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.


Westside Professional Women's Connection

Monday, June 15, 2015

Women’s Business to Business and Business to Consumer Networking


Westside Professional Women's Connection

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Women’s Business to Business and Business to Consumer Networking


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.


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.


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